seven swans a swimming puff pastry stuffed with mushroom, sage, and cheese filling

puff pastry swans stuffed with mushroom, sage, and cheese

Everyone’s favorite holiday appetizer – puff pastry – morphed into a puffy swan stuffed with mushrooms, and sage



1 package puff pastry sheets

1 package puff pastry squares with topsĀ 

Mushroom and sage filling:

23 TB butter

16 fresh sage leaves

1 1/2 cups shiitake mushrooms

1 1/2 cups baby bella mushrooms

8 sprigs of fresh thyme

34 oz gruyere cheese, grated

2 TB whipping cream

1 1/2 TB horseradish

zest of 1 lemon

1/2 lemon juice

White pepper to taste


Thaw puff pastry according to package directions

Roll out 1 puff pastry sheet

Cut out “s” shapes in the pastry (I like to cut out extra in case)

Place “s” shapes on baking sheet

Place puff pastry squares on another baking sheet

Bake according to package directions

Mushroom and sage filling:

Melt butter in a medium-sized saute pan

Add mushrooms, sage, and thyme

Saute until mushrooms are golden brown and fragrant

Place mushrooms and remaining filling ingredients in the bowl of a food processor

Pulse until well combined

Remove the top of the square puff pastry and set asideĀ 

Fill the square with the mushroom and sage filling

Cut a small “X” in the center of one of the top edges of the square puff pastries

Carefully “wiggle” the base of one of the puff pastry “s” shapes into the cut “X”

Place back on a baking sheet and bake in a 350-degree oven until cheese has melted


Remove from oven and carefully place the filled swan pastry on your appetizer tray


Keywords: puff pastry, mushroom, sage, cheese