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Export date: Thu May 25 16:16:07 2017 / +0000 GMT



Swiss Chard and Pear Pastry

 

Swiss Chard and Pear Pastry

Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Johnson & Wales University
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 7 cups (1½ pounds) Swiss chard, leaves and inner stems removed
  • 2/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 eggs; whisked, divided
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup dried currants
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted and divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 pear (any variety); peeled, cored and cut into ¼-inch slices
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a muffin tray.
  2. Blanch chard in a large pot of boiling water for 15 seconds, or until wilted. Drain and rinse under cold water. Squeeze out excess liquid; set aside.
  3. Combine ricotta and blue cheese in a bowl. Whisk in 1 egg and milk. Add chard, currants, 1/3 cup almonds and nutmeg.
  4. Cut pastry dough into 4x4-inch squares, and place into muffin tins.
  5. Spoon 2 tablespoons of chard mixture into each puff pastry; then top with pear.
  6. Brush pastries with remaining egg mixture, and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon almonds.
  7. Bake 30 minutes uncovered, until pastry is golden.

PER SERVING: 410 CAL; 17G PROTEIN; 27G FAT; 28G CARB (7G SUGARS); 630MG SODIUM; 3G FIBER


Live Naturally is excited to partner with Johnson & Wales University. Madeleine Weitzner, Chef Adam Sacks and Sarah Rule (l to r) developed this recipe, with prep help from teaching assistants Nicole Sandor and Jake Bauer (not pictured). Known as a recognized leader in culinary education, JWU is changing the way the world eats. For info, visit jwu.edu/denver.