Prepare the spinach-and-cheese mixture up to a day ahead; cover and chill in an airtight container.
1 (10-oz.) package frozen spinach, thawed
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 (16-oz.) French bread loaf, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch slices
1/3 cup pine nuts
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 325°. Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels to remove excess water.
Stir together spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Top each bread slice with 2 Tbsp. cheese mixture. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Place bread slices on a baking sheet.
Bake at 325° for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and nuts are toasted.
Served this appetizer twice with great reviews. Second time went to a loaf half the diameter of the size reccomended. That size works better for party appetizers, the larger size if you are serving as a first course at dinner. Good flavor, pine nuts give a nice flavor and texture.
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