Tapenade Twists

Coastal Living
20 appetizer servings


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3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup pitted kalamata olives
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed


Process first 4 ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

Unfold pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface, and press out fold lines. Roll to a 12- x 10-inch rectangle.

Spread olive mixture over lengthwise half of rectangle to within 1 inch of long edge; fold remaining pastry half over filling. Roll gently with a rolling pin to flatten; pinch edges to seal. Cut crosswise into 20 (1/2-inch) strips. Twist each strip 3 times, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake at 400° for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Created date

June 2001