Pastry Pull Aparts
When looking for a tasty new appetizer to make for my family get together, I stumbled across this delicious and easy "Game Day Spinach Pull Apart", a part of the Pillsbury Recipe website. When I learned how fast and easy it was to actually make I knew I had to try it out. It was a hit with the entire family and now they request it every get together!
tablespoons butter, melted
teaspoons garlic salt
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
cup grated Parmesan cheese
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain and finely chopped
teaspoon Basil Leaves, if desired
teaspoon Black Pepper
cans (8 oz each) refrigerated garlic butter crescent dinner rolls (16 rolls)
cup marinara sauce, heated, if desired
1-Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with No-Stick Cooking Spray. In small bowl, mix butter and 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic salt; set aside.
2-In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach, basil, pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon garlic salt until blended; set aside.
3-Unroll crescent dough; separate into 16 triangles. Cut each triangle in half lengthwise to make total of 32 small triangles. Stretch or press 1 triangle slightly, being careful not to tear it. Spoon 1 tablespoon spinach mixture onto center of triangle; pull dough around mixture into a ball. Press edges to seal. Repeat with remaining triangles.
4-Roll each ball in butter mixture; layer in pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Cool 10 minutes longer. Serve warm with marinara sauce.