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Spinach and Cheese Hand Pies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed (half package)
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat add the olive oil. Sauté the onion for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for one more minute. Reserve.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, and pepper; mix well until smooth. Add onion mixture and spinach. NOTE: I did this step with the electric mixer, it's faster, less work, and the texture will be smoother.
  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the puff pastry carefully. Using a cookie cutter (or a cup) cut 3.5-inch circles from the puff pastry. I got around 10 rounds out of each sheet.
  • Brush lightly each pastry round with milk. Top each round with a spoonful of the spinach mixture. Cover it with another round of pastry then crimp the sides with a fork.
  • Place the puffs on the baking sheet and brush with milk.
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown and puffed.
  • Remove from the oven and allow cooling slightly. Serve.

Notes

 
Do not to overload each round with filling as it can burst open when baking.
 
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.