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Tapenade Twists

Tapenade Twists are the definition of quick and easy. This pastry-filled appetizer will be the shining star at your next party.

Coastal Living DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 dozen
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Prep time: 8 Minutes


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


1. Process first 5 ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Unfold pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12- x 10-inch rectangle.

2. Spread olive mixture onto lengthwise half of rectangle to within 1 inch of long edge; fold pastry over filling. Roll gently with a rolling pin; pinch edges to seal. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. Twist strips; place on a greased baking sheet.

3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Place onto wire racks to cool.


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