Friday, February 18, 2011

Spinach Cheese Swirls

Spinach Cheese Swirls
recipe from Pepperidge Farm
- makes 20 swirls

1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup shredded Muenster cheese OR Monterey Jack cheese*
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese*
1 green onion, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 package (about 10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained*

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.
3. Stir the Muenster cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
4. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.
5. Brush the pastry sheet with the egg mixture.
6. Top with the cheese mixture and spinach.
7. Starting with a short side, roll up like a jelly roll.
8. Cut into 20 (1/2-inch) slices.
9. Place the slices, cut-side down, onto baking sheets.
10. Brush the slices with the egg mixture.
11. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.
12. Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.

- Only used shredded cheddar cheese
- MAKE SURE spinach is well drained (Moisture will make the puff pastry soggy!)

Simple, quick, delicious, delightful and delicate snacks! I LOVE puff pastry. I love cheese. I like spinach. Nomnom! Only thing I need to make sure I do next time is thoroughly thaw and drain the spinach. I was a little too spontaneous and impatient. :p But, anyways. They turned out great nonetheless. They could definitely be better though. Hahah. Note to self: THAW AND DRAIN SPINACH! I cant wait to try making different combination next time! Sun- dried tomatoes, mushrooms, more cheese?! (: This recipe is so versatile!

AND.. Once I get the time (most likely in the summer), I should try making my own puff pastry too!

Taste: 4 stars out of 5
Would use a little more flavoring. The ice bits might have dilute the cheese?

Texture: 4 stars out of 5
Definitely a 5 if I thoroughly drained the spinach! It only had 80% of the crunch and flakiness.


  1. Eva, these sound incredible! I'm going to try to make homemade puff pastry this week (LOL, wish me luck!), and this recipe is perfect! Thanks for sharing~

  2. I love simple, delicious and quick appetizers!

    Thanks for sharing your blog info on the My Baking Addiction Facebook page! Can’t wait to see more of your creations!