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Cheesy Bacon and Sweet Potato Pastry Bites

Addictive Bacon and Sweet Potato Pastry Bites

These cheesy bacon and sweet potato pastry bites are rich, creamy and irresistible.They're the perfect appetizer for Christmas or your next holiday potluck.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cheese, cheese pie, cheese puffs, cheese tart, Christmas appetizer, finger food, holiday appetizer, party snacks, potluck appetizer, puff pastry, sweet potato, sweet potato pie, sweet potato tart
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5


  • 6 strips bacon, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika I used Spanish paprika
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Mahon cheeses (blend of all 3 flavors), shredded If you can't get your hands on this Spanish cheese, you can use a mix of cheddar, parmesan and bleu cheese (equal parts of each)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 egg


  • Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Add bacon to the pan, stir and let cook for 2-3 minutes (the pan should start to fill with melty bacon fat). While the bacon is still slightly soft, not crispy, add in the onions. Stir and simmer for 1-2 minutes until onions are translucent and tender. Add grated sweet potato to the pan, cooking 2-3 minutes, stirring a few times to keep the potatoes from sticking to the pan.
  • Turn off the heat on the skillet. Add in smoked paprika, dried cranberries, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir and set filling aside.
  • Pre-heat oven to recommended temperature for your puff pastry brand (likely 375 or 400 degrees). 
  • Lay down one sheet of puff pastry on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Crack the egg into a bowl. Add a tbs of water to the egg and lightly beat with a fork. Place the filling in the middle of the pastry and spread out, leaving about an inch on each side. Brush the egg along the exposed edges of the pastry. Place the other sheet of puff pastry on the on the top. Use a fork to seal the edges together on all sides. Tip: If the fork press and seal looks messy, you can run a pizza cutter along the edges to get ride of the messy dough.
  • Brush the top of the tart with and even layer off egg. Sprinkle the top of the pastry with 1/4 cup of extra cheese (optional). Bake for about 15 minutes until the pastry is golden brown. Enjoy!