Spinach Puffs make an easy and elegant appetizer for Holiday entertaining. These can be prepared a day or two in advance and then baked off just before the party. Ready in just 12 minutes, these Spinach Puffs make entertaining easy!
1 10-ouncepackage of frozen chopped spinach, thawed [See Note]
1/4cupwhite onion, chopped fine
1/4cupheavy cream, milk or half and half
1/2tspground black pepper, more or less, to taste
1/4tspfreshly grated nutmeg
non-stick cooking spray
1sheet of puff pastry, thawed
2tbspmilk or cream [See Note]
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Remove excess water from the thawed spinach by squeezing it in paper towels, a small wire sieve, or a clean kitchen towel. Wring it out good an tight.
Into a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the minced garlic and the finely chopped onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add the spinach and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Sprinkle the spinach with the flour and mix to combine. Add the cream and stir combine then add the cheese. Cook until the cheese has melted and then season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg again stirring to combine.
Cut the puff pastry into three strips at the folds then cut each strip into 3 equal squares. These squares should be the size of a regular muffin tin well. If a square is too small, simply roll it out or stretch the dough with your hands to the appropriate size. Place the dough into a 6-well muffin tin which has been prepared with cooking spray.
Fill each well with the spinach mixture. Grate a small amount of fresh nutmeg over the top of each well. Fold the pastry over the top.
Brush the tops of each pastry with milk, cream or egg wash.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 12 - 15 minutes. The dough should be golden brown and the spinach will be hot and bubbly.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.
1). Thawing times mary vary depending on room temperature. I oven thaw mine overnight in the freezer - which goes against the package instructions but still works well for me.
The nutritional information is based of 12 puff pastries.