Spinach Pinwheels

If you participate in Community Supported Agriculture, or a CSA as it's often referred to, you may receive a good chunk of vegetables you may not know how to use on the regular. You also may just receive A LOT of the stuff you use a lot, and run out of ideas.

Over the course of the summer, I am going to try my best to bring you some easy and delicious items that I make during the summer months with my CSA ingredients. To find them on my site, search for CSA.

The first recipe I am bringing to you is Spinach Pinwheels. These are the perfect addition to a hosted brunch or luncheon. They are flaky, creamy, and full of spinach and fresh herbs.

Spinach Pinwheels

Makes 20-24 pinwheels

Shopping List

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream + extra for brushing the pastry
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped and stems removed
  • Healthy pinch of kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper

Method

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the over to 400 degrees.

 Cream Cheese, Goat Cheese, Heavy Cream, Spinach, Chives, and Dill

Cream Cheese, Goat Cheese, Heavy Cream, Spinach, Chives, and Dill

In a bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, goat cheese, and heavy cream. Stir in the spinach, herbs, and salt. 

On either a floured surface or parchment paper, roll out your pastry dough just to stretch it out a bit. Probably 1/8-1/4" thin. I eyeballed it, you can too!

Lightly brush the rolled out dough with a drizzle of heavy cream. Drop the spinach herb cheese mix all over the dough. It doesn't need to be spread thin; when you roll it up like a jelly roll, the cheese will smoosh itself out.

 Roll the pinwheels into a jelly roll

Roll the pinwheels into a jelly roll

Roll it like a jelly roll (short end first), then slice into 1/2" slices. Place flat on your baking sheet and brush the pastries with heavy cream. Bake in your preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes, let cool, and enjoy!

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