Spanakopita Twists

Recipes

Spanakopita Twists

  • SERVES:
    Servings
    18
  • PREP TIME:
    Prep Time
    10
    minutes
  • BAKE TIME:
    Cook Time
    16
    minutes
  • TOTAL TIME:
    Total Time
    26
    minutes

ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Tenderflake┬« Puff Pastry thawed as per box instructions
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Spinach freshly washed and roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp. (45 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp. (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 1-cup (250 mL) Feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) green onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. (30 mL) Parmesan cheese finely grated

directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 Degrees F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat, blanch spinach in water and lemon juice, roughly 2 minutes. Carefully transfer spinach with remaining liquid to a food processor and pulse on low until finely chopped.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine spinach, feta, mozzarella, green onion, nutmeg, salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 block of puff pastry into a 9 x12 inch rectangle. Spoon half of the spinach mixture onto one half of rolled pastry leaving a 1/2 inch border edge. Using your finger, run some water along the border. Fold other half over mixture and gently seal edges. Slice pastry horizontally into 9, 1- inch strips.
  5. Gently twist each strip twice creating a spiral affect. Place strips on parchment lined baking tray. Evenly sprinkle 1 tbsp. of Parmesan cheese over twists. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling.
  6. Bake for 16 minutes until golden brown and puffy. Remove from oven and serve warm.
  7. Tips: Tip:
  8. In a pinch use one 300 g box of frozen Spinach thawed and drained.