Chedz Smokies – Courtesy of Susan Hall
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1 puff pastry dough sheet (has 3 panels) flat.
  4. Cut the 3 panels down each seam so that you will have 3 separate sheets.
  5. Cut each panel into 4 pieces (about 2 x 3). In total, you will have 12 pieces of dough after cutting the 3 panels into four pieces.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and salt for egg wash.
  7. Take each Lit’l Smokies® and slit it down the middle lengthwise (far enough to insert a stick of Chedz in the middle). Insert 1 stick of Chedz in the middle of the Lit’l Smokies®. See pic.
  8. Roll each Chedz Lit’l Smokies® in 1 puff pastry piece. Add shredded cheddar cheese on top of Smokies if preferred or omit. Seal with some egg wash. Repeat until finished.
  9. Place pastry-wrapped Chedz Smokies on parchment-lined baking sheets (seems down) and lightly brush with remaining egg wash. Sprinkle with poppy seeds (optional). Please note: Ensure that seems are secure with egg wash as it will puff up and tear during baking if not secure.
  10. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of Chedz Smokies (about 1/4 cup).
  11. Bake until puffed and golden, about 10-12 minutes. Watch carefully after 10 minutes to ensure tops do not burn.