Friday, October 10, 2008

Spinach Gruyere Puff Pastry Pinwheels

I know I promised my gourmet Sunday dinner which was Beef Bourguignon, a classic French recipe, but I don't think I am as thrilled with it as I used to be. So for now, this recipe, from Paula Deen, is awesome but needed some tweaking. I add onions, garlic, salt & a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Puff pastry is so easy to work with & these look beautiful out of the oven.

If you don't want to use expensive Gruyere use its sister, Swiss. This recipe would work with many variations so have fun experimenting. I've also thought of adding a garlic cheese spread next time, either smearing it onto the puff pastry or mixing it in.


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1 (10 oz) pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed
Olive oil
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced onions
4 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
Garlic powder & salt
Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (17 1/2-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed

Preheat oven to 350. Drain spinach well, pressing between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms & onions. Cook for 5 minutes. Let cool slightly & stir together with spinach, cheese, garlic powder, salt & parmesan cheese; set aside. Roll 1 pastry sheet into a 13 by 11-inch rectangle. Melt 2 tablespoons butter. Brush 1/2 melted butter over pastry. Spread 1/2 spinach mixture over butter. Roll-up tightly, jellyroll fashion, starting with the long side.

Repeat procedure with remaining pastry sheet, butter & spinach mixture. (Wrap rolls in plastic wrap & refrigerate up to 2 days, if desired.) Cut rolls into 1/4-inch thick slices. It may be easier to cut if put in fridge for a few minutes. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown & puffed up.

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Have a great weekend everyone!

29 comments:

sassy stephanie said...

Yum.

Have a great date!

gingela5 said...

Those look great and so pretty! Have a fun date night!

Tabitha Blue said...

Yum, they look good. They look like they're past my difficulty level. I'm hungry now. :)

I've heard great things about the movie too, haven't seen it yet. I think we're going out this weekend, maybe we'll go too.

Kristina P. said...

These look awesome!

My home - My life said...

Yummy - sounds VERY delicious!!! Have a nice weekend.

Carrie said...

I like the idea of this receipe. Have fun at your parties and at the movies. I heard that particular movie was pretty good.

Michelle said...

You know, I've never used puffed pastry before! For some reason it looks scary. :)

This recipe looks de-lish though!

Lula! said...

PLEASE!

Write a cookbook. Then bring these pinwheels over to me. These are right up my alley.

Deb said...

i definitely should not visit your blog when hungry. these look absolutely awesome. thanks for sharing!!!

Kacey Randolph said...

So, silly question, but where would one find puff pastry? Hmmmm. :o)These sound fab especially with the garlic cream cheese you mentioned. I may have to try that. You know, in between applique stitching and tu-tu making. Ha!

Have fun on your date! It sounds like so much fun. I heard that movie was great as well. I coul dsee anything at the movies though I just love the whole experience. FUN!

Kacey Randolph said...

So, silly question, but where would one find puff pastry? Hmmmm. :o)These sound fab especially with the garlic cream cheese you mentioned. I may have to try that. You know, in between applique stitching and tu-tu making. Ha!

Have fun on your date! It sounds like so much fun. I heard that movie was great as well. I coul dsee anything at the movies though I just love the whole experience. FUN!

Jessica said...

Have a great weekend! I heard that was a great movie too. I want to see it with my hubby if we can ever arrange for a date night!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Yo, yo, what up crack whore?

Pinwheels look yum, yum, yummy!

Made the chicken almond
thing-a-ma-jigger and my husband LOVED it!(minus the spinach and bell peppers though. he's allergic to veggies. they make him break out in vitamens and minerals.)I actually broke the dough in half to make 2 seperate loaves cause I like to break out. Thanks for the recipe!

Candy said...

I love, love puff pastry. What a great recipe. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Hey girlie, I am going to try this one for sure - since mom is in town I am trying to make new recipes!! Looking forward to our happy hour on Thursday!

Ace C said...

I can't say the G word.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

looks so yummy - busy weekend for you!

Jenny said...

Now that is a perfect little appetizer if I've ever seen one! Great post! I want to make these soon!

Beth G. said...

those look amazing-hope the date was great!

Lorie said...

These look way too good! And that is a bad combo for me! Bread + spinach + cheese = eat ever last one of them and gain 10 lbs!

I will have to remember these around New Years! I am always looking for yummy appetizers for New Years!

Kelly said...

Yummy..I love this...

Mrs. S said...

Ok so you crack me up! I totally read your comment over at Lula's about dressing your hubby up as a vampire. OMG I'm almost in tears that's so funny.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I shouldn't have come here at 10:25 at night. I want to raid the kitchen but there is NOTHING in there that would ever compare. Your photos are beautiful.

Melissa Lester said...

Those would look great on the tea table! I will definitely keep this one in mind for the future.

Melissa Lester said...

Those would look great on the tea table! I will definitely keep this one in mind for the future.

Melissa Lester said...

Those would look great on the tea table! I will definitely keep this one in mind for the future.

Angela said...

Looks beautiful! I love food with eye (as well as taste) appeal. And I love spinach and pastry combinations, like spanikopita. These look great!

Deanna said...

My little Guy and I are hooked on spinach right now. He will be thrilled when I make these.

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