the appetizer:

The Ultimate Appetizers Book by Better Homes and Gardens includes recipes like Veggie Spring Rolls with Chimichurri Sauce; Manchego Bites; and Rich Norwegian Meatballs .

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Manchego Bites


Manchego Bites


Look for Manchego—a mild and nutty sheep's milk cheese from Spain—at specialty cheese counters. Its crosshatched pattern on the rind makes it easy to spot.

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil; set aside. In a small bowl whisk together egg and the water; set aside. On a lightly floured surface unfold pastry. Brush with egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate remaining egg mixture.

2. In a bowl combine Manchego cheese, pepper, and arugula. Spread evenly over pastry. Roll up pastry starting with a short side. Wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes or for up to 2 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice the pastry crosswise into 15 slices that are a little thicker than 1/2 inch each. Place slices, cut sides up, on prepared baking sheet; brush tops with egg mixture. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Nutrition facts per serving: 125 cal., 9 g total fat (39 sat. fat), 22 mg chol., 137 mg sodium, 8 g carb., 0 g dietary fiber, 4 g protein.

Make-Ahead Directions: Place slices on a baking sheet. Brush with egg mixture. Freeze for 2 hours. Transfer to a freezer container. Cover and freeze for up to 1 month. To bake, place frozen bites on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake as directed.


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