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Ham & Broccoli Swirls

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Broccoli, ham and chive-flavored cream cheese are rolled up in puff pastry and baked until golden for savory, flaky appetizers.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 15 minutes
  • Cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 32
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. water

  • 1 container (4 ounces) whipped cream cheese with chives spread

  • 1 pkg. (10 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and well drained

  • 1 cup finely chopped cooked ham

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.

  2. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 16x12-inch rectangle.  Spread the cream cheese on the rectangle to within 1/2 inch of the edge.  Top with the broccoli and ham.  Starting at one long side, roll up like a jelly roll, only to the center.  Roll up the opposite side to the center. Brush between the rolls with the egg mixture, then press the rolls together. Cut into 32 (1/2-inch) slices.  Place the slices cut-side down onto a baking sheet. Brush with the egg mixture.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.

  4. Tip: To make ahead, place the unbaked slices onto a baking sheet and brush with the egg mixture.  Cover and freeze until firm.  Remove the frozen slices from the baking sheet and store in a resealable plastic bag in the freezer for up to 1 month.  Bake frozen slices on a baking sheet at 400° F. for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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Tip

Always preheat your oven for a minimum of 15-20 minutes before baking, because Puff Pastry depends on even heat to rise and puff. Place pastries 1 inch apart.

To add special texture and flavor, sprinkle chopped nuts, seeds, ground spices or grated cheese on top.

Work with one Puff Pastry sheet at a time, keeping the others in the refrigerator.

If you don’t have a pastry brush, you can use the tip of a rolled-up paper towel or your fingertip to apply egg wash.

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Submitted by:
Margaret B.
Date: 9/18/2005

4 star rating

"what lowersmthe rating is the wgip cream & chives use butter instead"

Submitted by:
Lynda H.
Date: 10/19/2005

4 star rating

"I think this would be great for a Christmas Brunch"

Submitted by:
Lisa C.
Date: 10/27/2005

4 star rating

"They were delicious though. I doubled the recipe and did half ham and half turkey."

Submitted by:
Susan B.
Date: 4/3/2006

4 star rating

"Great! Try adding a small amount of chopped green onions. I made both ways. Great. This recipe can be made with whatever one imagines. I'm trying it with tomatoes , green onions, basil and black olives next time. (All chopped of course)."

Submitted by:
Mari M.
Date: 9/14/2006

4 star rating

"Delicious and easy. I made this for an appetizer for a friend's get-together and it was a huge success. HIGHLY Recommended."

Submitted by:
Vickie A.
Date: 11/19/2006

4 star rating

"My husband dosn't care for cream cheese so I substituted ranch dressing and sprinkled the spirals with parmesan cheese before baking. Delicious!"

Submitted by:
Vickie A.
Date: 1/28/2007

4 star rating

"I didn't have cream cheese so I substituted ranch dressing and then topped it with grated parmesan cheese before baking. Dee-lish!"

Submitted by:
Linda C.
Date: 3/29/2009

4 star rating

"I'm handicapped, so working with my hands is a bit harder for me than it is for others, but flavor and the results were great."

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