I had a potluck to go the other night and wasn't sure what I was going to take. But I had a pre-made pie crust in the fridge, so I came up with this on the fly!
1 refrigerated pie crust
flour for counter/rolling pin
half of a 10 oz package frozen spinach, defrosted
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400* F and line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with Pam
filling, mix softened cream cheese with spinach, cheeses, garlic, and
pepper. I used a hand mixer to get everything nicely combined.
a little flour on counter and on rolling pin and roll out evenly, just
so you gain a few inches on each side and the crust isn't so thick since
it will be doubled over on the edges.
Use a small round glass (I
used lid of the Pam spray, washed) to cut small circles out of the pie
dough. With the size I used, I got about 25-30 circles from one pie
crust. (after cutting once, re-rolling scraps, and cutting again)
pie crust rounds on lined baking sheet and dollop a scant teaspoon of
filling mixture on each round, slightly offcenter. Fold each round in
half, over the filling, and seal edges with fork.
Bake in preheated overn for 8-12 minutes, until lightly golden on top and lightly brown on bottom.
Try not to eat them all if you are supposed to share with others.
only had 1 pie crust, they usually come in a 2 pack but I had used the
other one in something else. Easily double this recipe by using both pie
crusts, the full 10 oz package of spinach, the full 8 oz block of cream
cheese, and double the remaining ingredients.