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Tuscan Splendor Spinach Braid

Tuscan Splendor Spinach Braid
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 10
Dress up the appetizer table with a hassle-free Tuscan spinach braid that's sure to impress. This Bake-Off® Monthly Challenge winning recipe makes preparing a flavorful starter a breeze. Fill a Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheet with a mix of goat cheese, frozen chopped spinach, black olive tapenade and sun-dried tomatoes for a delightful spinach braid that will disappear in the blink of an eye. Whether you're hosting a holiday party or looking for a tasty snack between meals, a Pillsbury™ crescent spinach braid is sure to be a hit.
Updated April 23, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 1/3 cup refrigerated black olive tapenade (from 7-oz container)
  • 1 box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
  • 1/2 cup crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese (2 oz)
  • 3/4 cup julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes in oil, well drained
  • 1 egg or egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll dough. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press into 12x9-inch rectangle.
  • 2
    Spread tapenade in 3-inch wide strip lengthwise down center of dough, leaving 1 inch edge on both ends. Layer spinach evenly over tapenade. Top with cheese; layer with tomatoes.
  • 3
    With kitchen scissors or sharp knife, make diagonal cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of dough rectangle to within 1/2 inch of filling. Alternately cross strips diagonally over filling. Turn ends of braid up, and press to seal. In small bowl, beat egg and water. Brush over top of braid.
  • 4
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. To serve, cut into slices.

  • It's handy to keep a kitchen ruler nearby, so you can make sure your rectangle turns out the right size.
  • Brushing egg mixture on the braid before baking will help give a glazed appearance.
  • The spinach braid pastry looks impressive and complicated, but it’s as easy as crossing one layer over the next.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
3g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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