Cheesy Bacon-wrapped Puff Pastry Twists with Cranberry Filling

Cheesy Bacon-wrapped Puff Pastry Twists with Cranberry Filling

With a festive hint of cranberry, this savoury treat makes a wonderfully welcoming Christmas canape.

Prepare Ahead

You'll need a pinch or two of salt & pepper for this recipe as well as the listed ingredients.


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 190°C / gas mark 5 / 170°C fan

  2. 2

    Lay foil onto 2 baking trays and place wire racks on top covering the tops of the racks with a non stick spray.

  3. 3

    Roll out the sheets of pastry and brush beaten egg evenly over them. Sprinkle the pastry with cayenne pepper and spread on the cranberry sauce.

  4. 4

    Evenly cover the pastry with grated cheese and use a rolling pin to lightly press the cheese into the pastry.

  5. 5

    Slice the pastry into strips (about ½ inch thick) and fold each strip in half. Pinch the ends together and twist the pastry repeatedly to create the twist.

  6. 6

    Cut all of the bacon in half to create long strips and wrap 1 strip of bacon around each twist.

  7. 7

    Place the twists onto the wire rack.

  8. 8

    Mix together the rosemary, salt, pepper and brown sugar in a bowl, covering each twist in the mix and then bake for 30 – 50 mins until the bacon is cooked.

  9. 9

    Remove from the oven, serve and enjoy.


  • 600g puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 125g cheese, grated
  • 18 rashers bacon
  • 110g brown sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 200g cranberry sauce

Serves 30

Total time required 1 hr

  • Preparation time: 15 mins
  • Cooking time: 45 mins