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Easiest Appetizer: Grape Puff Pastry Bites

I’m always looking for easy appetizers that are unexpected and super tasty. I’m not a big believer in tons of appetizers for a standard dinner party but one or two well chosen apps are a great way to welcome your guests and get them excited about the meal to come.

Recently I found myself with some extra puff pastry after making pigs in a blanket (a party staple) for my son’s 5th birthday. I hate throwing anything away so I decided to wrap it around some grapes and roll it into some sugar for a sweet little appetizer that balanced out the savory ones beautifully. They turned out great and are definitely something I will make over and over again. It was so super simple, I even had my 5-year old in on the action. He absolutely loved rolling the grapes in the pastry and then the sugar. Any recipe that’s also an activity for the kids is a keeper in my book. Enjoy!!

Grape Puff Pastry Bites

Makes approximately 50-75 apps (depending on size of grapes)

Ingredients:

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (You can also use store-bought crescent dough)
50-75 seedless grapes
3/4 cups coarse sanding sugar
Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with silicone liner or parchment sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Unfold puff pastry and cut into 3 equal pieces along the fold. Roll each sheet out slightly. Cut small triangles or strips out of each of the pieces. Wrap each grape completely with puff pastry and roll in sanding sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake until rounds are golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

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