Monday, December 22, 2008

Spinach & Sundried Tomato Puff Pastry Pinwheels

I'm still baking away in the final moments before Christmas, but I've decided to turn my attention toward blogging about a nice appetizer that would be terrific for Christmas or New Year's celebrations.

Here's a colorful little bite: Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Puff Pastry Pinwheels.

Super simple... here's the how to:

A mix of frozen spinach (thawed), sundried tomatoes, mayo, Parmesan and a few spices is spread onto thawed-out prepared puff pastry dough sheets.

The sheet is rolled up tightly, wrapped and placed into the freezer. At this point, you can choose to store the roll in the freezer and cut as needed for spur-of-the-moment appetizers. Or you can freeze for 30 minutes to let it firm up slightly and then slice & bake immediately.

1-inch slices baked for about 20 minutes and they're ready to eat!

Lightly goldened and crisp, these are deliciously simple appetizers. You can choose to make them ahead of time and just pack them in a basket until ready to use (same day), or you can serve them fresh out of the oven. Impressive looking little treats for something so inherently easy to make, aren't they?

This recipe can be found HERE.
Plenty more appetizer recipe favorites can be found HERE and HERE.

35 comments:

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

I love this appetizer! I will be serving this at my next potluck!

Manggy said...

Oh, that is too pretty! And it has the colors of the season too!! :)

Bellini Valli said...

Yes these do sound delicious and perfect for guests!!

Bunny said...

Wow this not only looks good but it has to taste good with all those great ingredients in puff pastry!

Janna said...

This sounds AWESOME and bakes up so prettily (word? not sure). I will have to try these!

Robin Sue said...

Puff pastry makes everything wonderful! Have a great time in Seattle. Hope the weather holds out for you, I am sure it is beautiful there this time of year. Merry Christmas Lori!

Stacey Snacks said...

Yay Hooray!
A recipe from the girl without sugar!
I think I have developed diabetes from all the sweets!!!!

xxoo Stacey Snacks

Patsyk said...

Oh, this looks like such a great appetizer! I'm marking this as something I could bring to bunko in the new year!

basicallybaked said...

I'm so glad I clicked over here from Cookie Madness! These look like a GREAT appetizer!

Ben said...

Oh I love it! What a great combination!

Culinarywannabe said...

So pretty and fancy looking!

Deborah said...

Wow - how do you do it all?? These look like the perfect appetizer!

Alexa said...

Very pretty appetizer... I could see these pinwheels being a great idea for a kid's school lunch as well.

Ellie from Kitchen Caravan said...

I love the simplicity, yet entertaining quality of these pinwheels. They look delicious!

Grace said...

how completely festive! and hey--it has two of my favorite ingredients (sundried tomatoes and puff pastry...i could take spinach or leave it) so i'd enjoy this anytime!

Laurie said...

Those look so yummy and I can eat a dozen right now!
Buon Natale!

Heidi / Savorytv said...

Gorgeous, with three of my favorite flavors! Just gave you a stumble :)

Merry Christmas!

Peter M said...

It's party time and these pinwheels will get snapped fo'sho!

kellypea said...

Some of my favorite flavors -- couldn't be easier, too! Thanks for sharing it.

Reeni said...

Those look awesome! You can't go wrong with puff pastry, yum!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

As long as I can find puff pastry already made, these sound super easy!! They look pretty too!!

VeggieGirl said...

Such a lovely savory treat!!

Medena said...

I am throwing a New Year's party, and this will certainly be on the menu! Love puff pastry, and this looks soooo yummy!
Merry Christmas!

Cakespy said...

You can bring these to the Seattle area, along with the cheesecake, please. Well, that is if you can make it -- blizzard '08!

Leslie said...

Easy, yummy and beautiful!!

CookiePie said...

So pretty! They would be perfect for a New Year's party I was invited to...

Isa said...

Delicious.
Pretty.
Easy.

Wow! You may have find the perfect appetizer recipe!

mikky said...

wow!!! this looks just great... happy holidays!!! :)

Katrina said...

Yum to a non-sweet "treat", I'm almost all sugared out! (almost, I'm sure I'll be fine in the morning! ha)
Happy Holidays! I'm having a giveaway on my blog.

Geri said...

Love these. Great idea. I'm definitely trying these because they're so darn easy (and they look great!)

Jennifer said...

wow, yum!

Girl Japan said...

I love, love your pinwheel recipes... This looks like an awesome addition to any table.. Wishing you the best this Holiday.. keep warm!!!

"wink"

Kevin said...

What a tasty appetizer!

Urooj Afzal said...

Hi! I can't wait to try this; I love the simplicity and elegance, my question is, how big do you cut the slices- I'm throwing a bridal shower and would love to have these as one of the savory finger foods.

RecipeGirl said...

1 inch slices are good.