Oktoberfest Puff Pastry Pretzels

Oktoberfest Puff Pastry Pretzels

Oktoberfest Puff Pastry Pretzels
Oktoberfest Puff Pastry Pretzels
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These savory German pretzels are a meal unto their own! This recipe for Oktoberfest Puff Pastry Pretzels makes hearty, filling pretzels fit for any Oktoberfest celebrations. Stuffed to bursting with delectable smoked sausage and plenty of melty, stringy cheese, these easy homemade pretzels have German Dijon mustard baked right in for an extra kick of flavor. Best of all, this easy pretzel recipe uses pre-made puff pastry, so it's a cinch to make. Give this stunning Oktoberfest Puff Pastry Pretzels recipe by Campbell's a try.

Serves6 people

Preparation Time30 min

Cooking Time1 hr 15 min

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder or dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons German-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
  • 7 ounces smoked sausage (bratwurst or kielbasa), coarsely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded Muenster cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Mix the poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper in a small bowl.  In another small bowl, beat the egg and mustard with a fork.

  2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Cut the pastry sheet into 3 strips along the fold marks, then cut each strip in half lengthwise, making 6 strips in all.

  3. Roll each pastry strip into a 16x3-inch rectangle.  Brush half of each pastry strip (lengthwise) with the egg mixture (reserve any remaining) then top with about 1/3 cup cheese and about 1/4 cup sausage.  Starting on the side with the filling, roll up the pastry to form a long rope, pinching the ends to seal.  Shape the rope into a pretzel shape (not too tight- it will need space to puff- and brush a bit of egg mixture under the ends to help them stick together) and place it onto the baking sheet.

  4. Brush the pretzels with the egg mixture and sprinkle with the poppy seed mixture.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until deep brown.  Let the pretzels cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

For Chocolate Cinnamon Walnut Puffzels, omit the poppy seed mixture, mustard, sausage and cheese.  Cut and roll the pastry into 6 pastry rectangles as detailed above.  Brush the pastry strips with the egg (beaten) then 2 tablespoons melted butter.  Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar, 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts and 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips.  Roll up the dough around the filling and shape into a pretzel.  Combine 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.  Brush the Puffzels with the egg.  Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar salt mixture.  Bake as above.

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