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Curried Puff Pastry Bites

In Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong, it is common to find curry-stuffed turnovers in bakeries. They’re an easy make-ahead appetizer because they can be frozen once assembled and prepared straight from the freezer—just bake them 5 to 10 minutes more than specified below.



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1 Tbs. canola oil
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1 medium onion, finely chopped (1¼ cups)
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1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
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1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. curry powder
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8 oz. meatless ground, such as Yves (2 cups)
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3 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
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2 tsp. maple syrup
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½ cup frozen peas
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1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh mint
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1 17.3-oz pkg. puff pastry (2 sheets)
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1 large egg, beaten
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4 tsp. black sesame seeds, optional


1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion 9 to 10 minutes, or until golden. Stir in garlic and curry powder; cook 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add meatless ground, soy sauce, and maple syrup; sauté 5 to 7 minutes. Add peas and mint, and cook 2 minutes more. Cool to room temperature.

2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, or coat with cooking spray.

3. Cut each puff pastry sheet in half; roll out each half to 91/2- x 51/2-inch rectangle. Spoon 3/4 cup filling along long edge 1/2 inch from edge. Brush egg over edges, and fold puff pastry over filling like a book. Press edges together to seal, and crimp with fork. Transfer log to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining 3 puff pastry rectangles.

4. Brush tops of logs with egg, and sprinkle with sesame seeds (if using). Bake 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cut into 11/2-inch-wide slices. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information: 

3 g
Total Fat: 
5 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
7 g
6 mg
162 mg
<1 g
1 g
32 Bites

Comments on this Recipe

Really love this-wanna try this out

Yum! These are so amazing that it is hard to stop eating them.

I made these for a coworkers baby shower at the office. They were a big hit-- even in room full of meat dishes. They were so savory and tasty, no one could believe they were meatless.

Hate the fake meat, but I think I'll try these with crumbled tempeh!


These are fantastic! I make them every year for Christmas Eve and even my carnivorous family loves them! A real treat!

since the puff pastry is frozen and thawed to assemble the logs, is it okay to freeze the assembled logs?