Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Siletz, Oregon

Spinach Bundles with Creamy Wine Sauce

Crescents bundle a filling of sausage, spinach and cheese. A creamy wine sauce adds a special touch.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

8
oz bulk sweet Italian sausage
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1 1/4
cups finely shredded mozzarella cheese (5 oz)
3
teaspoons garlic paste
2
cans Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1
cup heavy whipping cream
2
tablespoons sweet white wine

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. In medium bowl, mix cooked sausage, spinach, 3/4 cup of the cheese and 2 teaspoons of the garlic paste.
  • 2 Unroll 1 can of dough; press to 16x9-inch rectangle. With pizza cutter, cut dough into 12 squares. Place 1 generous tablespoon spinach mixture in center of each square. Bring 4 corners together to overlap slightly in the center at top of each bundle. Twist and pinch to seal, leaving small gaps between seams. Transfer bundles to ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining can of dough and filling.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown, rotating cookie sheets halfway through bake time. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add wine, remaining 1/2 cup of the cheese, remaining 1 teaspoon of the garlic paste and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; stirring constantly with wire whisk until cheese is melted. Remove from heat; cool slightly to thicken.
  • 4 To serve, spoon cream sauce in center of plate and top with bundles.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. In medium bowl, mix cooked sausage, spinach, 3/4 cup of the cheese and 2 teaspoons of the garlic paste.
  • 2 Unroll 1 can of dough; press to 16x9-inch rectangle. With pizza cutter, cut dough into 12 squares. Place 1 generous tablespoon spinach mixture in center of each square. Bring 4 corners together to overlap slightly in the center at top of each bundle. Twist and pinch to seal, leaving small gaps between seams. Transfer bundles to ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining can of dough and filling.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown, rotating cookie sheets halfway through bake time. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add wine, remaining 1/2 cup of the cheese, remaining 1 teaspoon of the garlic paste and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; stirring constantly with wire whisk until cheese is melted. Remove from heat; cool slightly to thicken.
  • 4 To serve, spoon cream sauce in center of plate and top with bundles.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Garlic paste is available in the produce department of your grocery store. Using it will give a smooth texture to the creamy wine sauce. If you cannot find garlic paste, use pressed garlic.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
(
Calories from Fat
350),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
39g
39%
(Saturated Fat
19g,
19%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
1130mg
1130%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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