*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                           Vegetable Ladder Loaf
 
 Recipe By     : BHG Holiday Appetizers
 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      medium        red, yellow, or orange sweet peppers
    1 1/2  cups           spinach -- firmly packed
      1/2  cup             fresh basil  -- firmly packed
      1/2  cup             Parmesan cheese  -- grated
    1                    garlic clove
    1                    egg  -- beaten
    1      package             puff pastry  -- thawed
      1/4  cup             pine nuts or slivered almonds  -- toasted
    2      tbsps         bread crumbs
 
 1.  Roast peppers and remove skin.  Cut into strips.
 
 2.  Combine spinach, basil, Parmesan cheese, and garlic in food processor and p
 ulse until well combined.  Add 1 tablespoon of the beaten egg and process till 
 nearly smooth.
 
 3.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or plain brown paper.  Unfold s
 heets of pastry.  Put one sheet of pastry on a baking sheet.  Brush pastry with
  some of egg.  Sprinkle half of bread crumbs in 3 inch strip down center of pas
 try.  Spread half of spinach-basil combination on top of bread crumbs to within
  one inch of ends.  Sprinkle with half of the nuts.  Arrange half of pepper str
 ips evenly over filling.
 
 4.  On both sides of filling make 3 inch cuts from the edges toward the center 
 at 1 inch intervals.  Starting at one end, alternately fold opposite strips of 
 dough at an angle across filling.
 
 5.  Repeat with other half of ingredients.
 
 6.  Brush each pastry with beaten egg.
 
 7.  Bake at 425¼ for 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.  Serve warm.	
 Cut each pastry crosswise into six slices, and then each slice in half to make 
 24 pieces.
 
 
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 Per serving: 6 Calories; 0g Fat (37% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 1g Carbohy
 drate; 8mg Cholesterol; 10mg Sodium