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Blue Cheese, Walnut and Thyme Pull Apart Puff Pastry Twirl

Buttery puff pastry, creamy blue cheese and nutty walnuts make this pull apart pastry twirl oh so delicious. It’s also versatile, simple to make and pretty much universally loved by everyone that tries it.

It is a great alternative to serving bread with soup, can be made in advance for school or work lunchboxes and also works as a light dinner or lunch, by just adding a green salad or steamed greens on the side.

The first time we baked it we made the mistake of only using one sheet of puff pastry and the whole thing was eaten before it had a chance to come off the cooling rack. We now use two sheets of pastry and try to stop ourselves (sometimes unsuccessfully) from eating it all at once!


2 sheets of puff pastry

2 tablespoons of honey

100 grams of blue cheese, crumbled

100 grams of grated Parmesan cheese

50 grams of walnuts, chopped

6-8 sprigs of fresh thyme leaves

1 tablespoon of milk

Sea salt and cracked pepper


1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (350F).

2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of honey on each sheet of puff pastry.

3. Divide walnuts, blue cheese and Parmesan cheese and scatter over each sheet of puff pastry. Top with fresh thyme leaves and season with sea salt and cracked pepper.

4. Roll up each sheet of pastry and cut in half lengthways (you may need to tuck the pastry in after cutting to keep filling in).

5. On a sheet of baking paper carefully twist each length of pastry and make a round coil shape. Brush with milk and bake in oven for about 25 mins until pastry is puffed and golden.

6. Remove from oven, scatter extra thyme leaves on top and serve warm. Enjoy!

ELE tip – try different toppings on this pastry pull apart, we love minced garlic and cheddar cheese or bacon, black olives and feta cheese. Want to make it sweet? Try stewed apple with cinnamon and honey.

Love puff pastry (who doesn’t?!) click here for our Asparagus, Prosciutto, Brie Cheese, Egg and a Thyme tarts and here for our Chicken and Pea Pie.

23 comments on “Blue Cheese, Walnut and Thyme Pull Apart Puff Pastry Twirl

  1. wowwwwwwwwww this looks so yummmmm

  2. This looks so good I almost ate my screen, damn!!

  3. Delicious!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hungry!

  5. Good meal

  6. OOOF, this is making me hungry LOL Thank you for popping into my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Following you back ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Love this. Will try with Stilton.

  8. This looks amazing!!

  9. This looks and sounds delicious! I’ll heed your advice and use TWO sheets of puff pastry! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for sharing!
    –Angela at http://www.PrettySpooky.Life

  10. looks so yummm… Thanks for the recipe.

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  13. Love this. Thanks for sharing. Reblogging.

  14. Which way do you roll it, long side or short? Also do you cut it open and expose all of the insides? Looks amazing!!

    • eatliveescape

      Hi, we use a square sheet of puff pastry so you can Iโ€™ll from Either way, but if you have a rectangle shape roll from the long side. Once itโ€™s rolled, you cut in half down the middle of the roll longways (that exposes the ingredients) to form two pieces, and twist those pieces to form the tart. Hope you enjoy it!

      • Ginnie Boord

        I am making this today and was glad I checked back for more comments. Iโ€™m would be good if these additional directions were made part of the recipe.

      • eatliveescape

        Hi Ginnie, very good suggestion- we will update. Hope you enjoy it!

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