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Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Spinach Cheese Pastry Swirls

This is a fairly simple appetizer, which is great for parties.  I have added bacon to mine, but you could simply leave it out to make it vegetarian.  This is also a savory version.  I'll be making a sweet version of these swirls, as well.  Because it's just a pastry base, you could put anything you wanted inside and make it your own.

1 egg
1 Tbsp. water
1/2 cup shredded Muenster cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1.4 cup bacon pieces (cooked)
1 green onion, chopped (~2 Tbps)
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
all purpose flour
1/2 of  a 17.3 oz. package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry (1 sheet), thawed for 40 min.
1 pkg. (10 oz) frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and WELL drained of water

Beat egg and water together in a small bowl.
Mix together cheeses, bacon, onion, and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
On a floured surface, lay out the pastry.
Brush with egg mixture.
Sprinkle on a layer of cheese mixture, then spinach.
Roll up and cut, seam-side down, in 1/2 inch sections.
Place cut-side down and brush with egg mixture again on the top.
Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.
Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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