Upside Down Cheesy Puff Pastry

Upside Down Cheesy Puff Pastry is a delectable and visually appealing dish that combines the flaky goodness of puff pastry with both sweet and savory fillings and a cheesy topping. This recipe creates a mouthwatering treat that is perfect as an appetizer or a snack.
Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes


  • 2 sliced pears
  • 1 package puff pastry, frozen
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp. rosemary
  • 1/2 cup bacon or ham, cooked
  • 1 cup Sargento® Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella Natural Cheese
  • 1 cup Sargento® Shredded 4 State Cheddar® Natural Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Let your frozen puff pastry thaw for several hours in the refrigerator before unrolling.
  2. Unroll puff pastry sheets (there will be two). Use a rolling pin to sightly roll out each sheet.
  3. Cut each sheet into 6 rectangles.
  4. Drizzle 2-3 teaspoons of honey on the parchment paper equally spaced apart 6 times. Spread to create a thin layer.
  5. Arrange 4-5 fruit slices, ham, or bacon in a single layer on top of the honey, ensuring that they are evenly distributed. Spread 2 tablespoons of cheese on honey mixture for each pastry. Sprinkle fresh herbs or Italian seasoning on desired pastry. Get creative and make a few versions.
  6. Place the puff pastry rectangle on top of the cheese and honey/meat layer, gently pressing down to seal the edges.
  7. Brush the puff pastry with a thin layer of egg wash (one egg beaten with a tablespoon of water) ensuring even coverage. Repeat this process with all the pastry squares you have.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown. Let them cool for 5 mins and flip them over to see all your savory flavors!