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Cheese Twists

Yield 3 dozen
Recast puff pastry sheets into flaky spiral appetizers seasoned with Parmesan cheese and pepper.


  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (17 1/4-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well and set aside.

  2. Unfold one puff pastry sheet. Brush lightly with egg white. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese mixture evenly over surface of pastry sheet; lightly press cheese mixture into pastry sheet. Turn pastry sheet over and repeat procedure.

  3. Cut pastry sheet in half; cut each half into 9 strips (about 1" wide). Twist each strip into a tight spiral and place on lightly greased baking sheets.

  4. Repeat procedure with remaining pastry sheet, egg white, and cheese mixture. Bake at 350° for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden.

Christmas with Southern Living 1995