Spinach and Artichoke Christmas Twists

Spinach and Artichoke Christmas Tree Twists

 

Spinach and Artichoke Christmas Tree Twists

Spinach and Artichoke Christmas Tree Twists recipe. This is inspired by the bakery favourite of cheese and bacon turnovers. The best ever flavour combination for a dip, spinach and artichoke, is then combined into puff pastry twists and shaped into a Christmas Tree. The perfect Christmas party dish for a Christmas day starter, New Year’s Eve party or simply to serve with a festive tipple. If you love the spinach and artichoke combination as much as I do, then also try it in the recipe for Spinach and Artichoke Bread Dip

The Recipe

Spinach and Artichoke dip is made by mixing together spinach, tinned artichokes, cream cheese, sour cream, two types of cheese and garlic. Bound together in a pan with lots of butter until melted and gooey, it is good enough to eat on its own with a spoon. The dip is made even better when used as a filled for buttery puff pastry twists. This recipe is easy and the trickiest part is shaping the tree. There are photos in the recipe of the best way to shape the tree to get twisty branches off the tree filled with yummy spinach and artichoke. 

Change the Filling

This method of making puff pastry twists into a Christmas Tree can easily be used with different fillings:

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Spinach and Artichoke Christmas Twists
Spinach and Artichoke Christmas Tree Twists
Spinach and Artichoke Christmas Twists

Spinach and Artichoke Christmas Tree Twists

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Puff Pastry Twists filled with a creamy spinach and artichoke mix, shaped into a Christmas Tree. Perfect Party Food.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Party Food
Cuisine British
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g Frozen spinach
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 50 g Butter
  • 300 g Jar of artichokes drained
  • 200 g Cream cheese
  • 100 g Sour cream
  • 150 g Grated mozzarella
  • 75 g Grated parmesan
  • Black pepper
  • 320 g Pack Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 1 Egg Beaten

Instructions
 

  • Defrost the spinach in the microwave on high for 30 seconds – 1 minute. Squeeze all the moisture from the spinach and chop finely.
  • Add the butter to a large saute pan and allow to melt over a medium heat. Add the garlic and fry for a couple of minutes, but don’t allow the garlic to brown.
  • Roughly chop the artichokes and add them, the chopped spinach and all the other ingredients to the pan with a good grind of black pepper. Mix thoroughly to combine. Allow to cool completely.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Remove the pastry from the fridge ten minutes before cooking.
  • Roll out the pastry. Cut a Christmas Tree shaped triangle from the pastry, length ways, with the point being in the middle of the top edge. This is your base.
  • You will be left with two triangles from the side. Place them side by side to create an almost identical triangle to go on top of the base.
  • Spread the cooled spinach and artichoke mixture all over the base (you might not need it all)
    Spinach and Artichoke Twists
  • Place the second triangle on top of the filling.
  • Made horizontal cuts from the edge both sides of the pastry tree, leaving a line of un cut 'tree trunk' The cuts should be about two to three inches apart.
    Spinach and Artichoke Twists
  • Now twist each cut out rectangle to create the branches.
    Spinach and Artichoke Twists
  • Brush with egg wash and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
Keyword Buffet Food, Christmas, Christmas Food, Party Food, Spinach and Artichoke

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