Game-Day Spinach Pull-Apart

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Recipe by Manami

Being the spinach-lover that I am, I had to try this recipe and we were thoroughly delighted with the outcome. Recipe by: Amanda Soto from Philadelphia, Pa. submitted for Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010. You make it in a bundt pan which is another of my pleasures & it was a wonderful appetizer. :) Forgot to allow for 15 minutes cooling time. :(

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  3. In small bowl, mix butter and 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic salt; set aside.
  4. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach, basi (if using), pepper, red pepper flakes and remaining 1 teaspoon garlic salt until blended; set aside.
  5. Unroll crescent dough; separate into 16 triangles.
  6. Cut each triangle in half lengthwise to make total of 32 small triangles.
  7. Stretch or press 1 triangle slightly, being careful not to tear it.
  8. Spoon 1 tablespoon spinach mixture onto center of triangle; pull dough around mixture into a ball.
  9. Press edges to seal.
  10. Repeat with remaining triangles.
  11. Roll each ball in butter mixture; layer in pan.
  12. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Cool 5 minutes.
  14. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over.
  15. Remove pan; cool 10 minutes longer.
  16. Serve warm with marinara sauce.
  17. YUM!

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