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Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Princeton, New Jersey

Swiss Spinach Strudel

What a "dough-licious" and easy way to get your spinach!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

1
egg
1/2
cup reduced-fat chives-and-onion cream cheese spread (from 8-oz container)
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1
cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated reduced fat or regular crescent dinner rolls OR 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1/4
cup sliced almonds
Olive oil cooking spray or regular cooking spray
2
tablespoons Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs

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  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat egg. Add cream cheese; blend well. Add spinach, Swiss cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg and red pepper sauce; mix well.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press to form 12x8-inch rectangle; firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press to form 12x8-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Spoon and spread spinach mixture lengthwise on half of dough. Sprinkle with almonds. Fold untopped half of dough over filling; press edges and ends to seal. Spray top of dough with cooking spray. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • 4 Bake 18 to 24 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into crosswise slices.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat egg. Add cream cheese; blend well. Add spinach, Swiss cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg and red pepper sauce; mix well.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press to form 12x8-inch rectangle; firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press to form 12x8-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Spoon and spread spinach mixture lengthwise on half of dough. Sprinkle with almonds. Fold untopped half of dough over filling; press edges and ends to seal. Spray top of dough with cooking spray. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • 4 Bake 18 to 24 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into crosswise slices.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To quickly thaw spinach, cut small slit in center of pouch; microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed. Remove spinach from pouch; squeeze dry with paper towels.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
740mg
740%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.