Spinach-Cheese Swirls

Spinach-Cheese Swirls

1/2 pkg. frozen puff pastry sheets (1 sheet)

1 egg

1 T. water

1/2 C. shredded Muenster or Monterey Jack cheese

1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese

1 green onion, chopped

1/8 t. garlic powder or 1 clove fresh garlic, minced

1 pkg. (about 10 ozs.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well

Dash of hot sauce, if desired

Thaw pastry sheet at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°F.

Mix egg and water together in small bowl, set aside. Mix Muenster or Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses with onion and garlic.

Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Brush with egg mixture. Top with cheese mixture then the spinach.

Starting at one side, roll up tightly like a jellyroll. Cut into 20 (1/2-inch) slices. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Brush tops with egg mixture.

Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Or remove from baking sheet, cool on wire rack and serve at room temperature.

Makes 20 appetizers.


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