And Another Easy Appetizer Recipe - Savory Pinwheel Puff Pastry

Continuing on my quest for easy recipes for holiday entertaining, here is an tasty appetizer from Pepperidge FarmsPinwheels   Pepperidge Farms

 

SPINACH-CHEESE SWIRLS

 

These tempting appetizers look like they're difficult to make...but they're not.  They feature a spinach, onion and cheese filling simply rolled up in flaky puff pastry and sliced into pinwheels.

 
  • THAW:40 minutes
  • PREP:20 minutes
  • BAKE:15 minutes
  • COOL:10 minutes
  • SERVES:10

 

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  •  

     
    egg
     
     
    1 tbsp. water
      
     
    1/2 cup shredded Muenster cheese or mozzarella cheese
       
     
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
      
     
    green onion, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
     
     
    1/8 tsp. garlic powder
      
     
    2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
      
     
    1/2 pkg. of a 17.3-ounce packagePepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
      
     
    1 pkg. (about 10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
     

     

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.

  2. Stir the Muenster cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion and garlic powder in a medium bowl.

  3. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Brush the pastry sheet with the egg mixture.  Top with the cheese mixture and spinach.  Starting at a short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into about 20 (1/2-inch) slices.  Place the slices, cut-side down, onto 2 baking sheets.  Brush the slices with the egg mixture.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.

  5. For best results, make sure to remove as much liquid as you can from the spinach before adding it to the pastry. If it's too wet, it may make the pastry soggy.

  6. For Pesto Swirls, omit all ingredients but the flour and the puff pastry.  Unfold the pastry sheet as directed above.  Spread 1/2 of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened, on the pastry sheet to within 1/2 inch of the edge.  Top with 3 tablespoons pesto sauce and sprinkle with 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts.  Brush the edge of the pastry sheet with water.  Roll up the pastry and proceed as directed above.

  7. For Ham & Broccoli Swirls, omit the spinach, cheeses, onion and garlic powder.  Unfold the pastry sheet and brush with the egg mixture as directed above.  Spread 1/2 of an 8-ounce container whipped cream cheese with chives on the pastry sheet.  Top with 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and well drained and 1 cup finely chopped cooked ham.  Proceed as directed above.

  8. For a flavor twist, try a different cheese.  Any shredded cheese will work in this recipe.

 

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Comment balloon 18 commentsLisa Von Domek • December 17 2017 03:04AM

Comments

Lisa they look really good, you are making me hungry

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 2 years ago

Oh my gosh, these sound DIVINE, Lisa! I had to laugh at the 'soggy' comment - I am notorious for not getting the water out of spinach when using it in a pastry style dish! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 2 years ago

I like the texture of puff pastry and would love to try this recipe, Thanks for you research, Lisa.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Morning Lisa.

Never had one of those.  Hmm, maybe it's time to give them a try

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 2 years ago

These sure do look pretty and I bet they taste even better, Lisa. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 2 years ago

They look good enough to eat. Oh wait... ;) Seriously, these would be a crowd pleaser during the upcoming celebrations. Thanks sor much for sharing the recipe with us, Lisa. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 2 years ago

Infinite possibilities with puff pastry....a freezer must at our house for creatons of the appetizer kind !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 2 years ago

Lisa, will need to print this for the next time I need to bring an appetizer.  It looks great.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 2 years ago

That's the point George Souto I am hoping to make someone hungry enough to prepare these and invite me over!  LOL

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

I know just what you mean Debe Maxwell, CRS I go through a number of kitchen towels when preparing anything with frozen/drained spinach...the only way to get all of the water out!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

You are welcome Debbie Reynolds I can also say that I've prepared this recipe and these pastries are delicious!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

Try them James Dray I know you will like them!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

They are a win-win for the appetizer buffet Nina Hollander they look good enough to eat...and they are !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

Easy to prepare and delicous are the two criteria I need Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD especially during the busy holidays!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

I have to start keeping puff pastry in my freezer regularly Sally K. & David L. Hanson so many delicious possibilities!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

Joan Cox this simple and delicious appetizer will make you the favorite guest at any party!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

I do the same thing, Lisa! I always worry I'm getting too much but, then don't get enough! There's an art to draining spinach, for sure! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 2 years ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS I use to cook it down from scratch for recipes...but the convenience of organic frozen has taken that step out of the equation!  Draining the water off is easier! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

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