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    Pear and Walnut Cheese Rolls

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    4 hrs 25 mins

    25 mins

    4 hrs

    Geema's Note:

    Spinach, cream cheese, walnuts and pears are rolled up and sliced for this delicious, make-ahead appetizer. I love this as a lunch time sandwich too since it holds well in a lunch sack. This recipe calls for lahvosh which can be hard to find; just substitute a good quality flour tortilla instead and ignore the instructions for preparing the dried lahvosh.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    spirals

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Run cold water and hold the cracker bread under it until thoroughly wet.
    2. 2
      Place the bread between wet, clean kitchen towels and let stand about 45 minutes or until soft enough to fold without breaking.
    3. 3
      Finely chop the 6 cups of spinach leaves and set aside.
    4. 4
      Peel, core and finely chop the pear.
    5. 5
      In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat and add spinach, pear and green onions.
    6. 6
      Cook and stir until spinach is wilted and pear is tender. Stir in nuts, then remove from skillet and let cool.
    7. 7
      In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Spread the cheese onto the cracker bread or flour tortilla.
    9. 9
      Carefully spread spinach mixture onto cream cheese.
    10. 10
      Roll up the lahvosh or tortilla into a tight spiral, then wrap in plastic wrap.
    11. 11
      Chill for 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
    12. 12
      To serve, cut the roll into 1/2 inch thick slices, or just cut in half for two lunch sandwiches.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 12, 2007

      55

      Delicious! I used flatbread bought in the deli section of my grocery store, and this made 5 rolls using that. My picky picky DD gobbled these up once I explained it to her interms she would not turn her nose up immediately: nuts, pears (pears are like apples, you like apples), leaves (not spinach, leaves, like lettuce, you like lettuce), and cheese (don't mention the chives). This proves that the only real difference that needs to be between an adult lunch and child's lunch is marketing. :) Thank you for helping me get some spinach into my daughter. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Pear and Walnut Cheese Rolls

    Serving Size: 1 (57 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 76.0
     
    Calories from Fat 55
    73%
    Total Fat 6.1 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 7.6 mg
    2%
    Sodium 184.5 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.0 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 2.3 g
    9%
    Protein 1.5 g
    3%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    soft cracker bread

    cream cheese with chives

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