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Cheesy Spinach Crescents recipe

These tasty homemade cheese and spinachcrescents can be served as an appetizer or as an accompanimentwith soup or salad.

Recipe: Cheesy Spinach Crescents

2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon saltFilling:
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezeddry
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Pepato or WisconsinPesto Monterey Jack cheese
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt

  • For pastry, beat together cream cheeseand butter. Add flour and salt; blend well. Shape into two ovaldiscs. Wrap securely in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm,about 40 minutes.
  • For filling, in a medium bowl, combinespinach, cheese, one egg and salt; mix well.
  • Roll out pastry (one oval at a time) to1/8 inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into circleswith 3-inch biscuit cutter or wine glass. Spoon one heaping teaspoonfilling onto center of each circle. Fold in half to form a crescent;press edges together firmly to seal. Beat remaining egg untilfrothy; brush evenly over crescents.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350°F (175°C) for about20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Makes 6 servings.

    Note: Crescents may be prepared and frozenup to 4 weeks before baking. Do not thaw before baking.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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    Made these tonight with frozen spinach I ve been trying to finish up and they turned out great! Had two with some soup on the side and made for a perfect dinner. Thank you! Hi! I m really excited to try this recipe and bought all the ingredients but have no scale, has anyone tried this recipe and knows the cup measurements? Thanks!

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