Spinach Gruyere Turnovers

Spinach Gruyere Turnovers

Beautiful green spinach and nutty Gruyere cheese come together inside of 
flaky puff pastry for a delicious, savory dinner!
Spinach Gruyere Turnovers | The Chef Next Door
I have a funny story to tell you. Funny, albeit embarrassing. I've been working on a new recipe for a few weeks now. It was something I developed, but it turned out to be a flop. Not a tiny flop either, a big flop. I made a spinach and Gruyere souffle. I take that back, I made THREE souffles. The first two were failures. The first one didn't rise at all, and the second raised just a bit. Finally, on the third try, I had perfected the recipe and it was puffed up just like a souffle was supposed to be. And it tasted delicious! The bad part was that the pictures were awful. When I say awful, I mean AWFUL. I just couldn't post it and share with you because it looked hideous!

Fast forward a bit, and I decided to give up on my souffle. We needed a break from each other. So instead of making and sharing that souffle, I made spinach Gruyere turnovers instead. Let me just say, this is a very good thing for you. These turnovers are the bomb, if I may say so myself. Beautiful spinach and nutty Gruyere cheese baked into a puff pastry crust. YES please!

Spinach Gruyere Turnovers | The Chef Next Door
These turnovers are actually very easy to make. Make the filling, cut your pastry into squares, fill em' up, bake em', and they'll be on the table in no time. Pair the turnovers with a side salad and dinner is served!

Are you ready to give these a try?

Spinach Gruyere Turnovers 
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Serves 4 (2 turnovers per person) 
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1 cup packed frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs
1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper and set aside.

Make sure the spinach is drained well by squeezing it inside a paper towel. It should be packed into a 1 cup measure.

Mix the spinach, gruyere, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Lightly beat one of the eggs and fold it into the spinach mixture.

Using a rolling pin, gently roll each sheet of the puff pastry into a 10 by 10 inch square. Using a sharp knife, cut each sheet into 4 equal squares, leaving you with 8 total. Add a heaping tablespoon of filling to the center of each pastry square, and then fold two opposite corners across the top, making a triangle. Using the tines of a fork, press down each side to seal.

Beat the remaining egg and brush each filled pastry with the egg wash. Arrange the pastries on the prepared baking sheets and bake for 25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and puffed. Transfer the turnovers to a wire rack and cool before serving. They are best eaten the same day, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days. (They will just lose some of their flakiness)

Bon App├ętit!

Spinach Gruyere Turnovers | The Chef Next Door
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