Saturday, December 02, 2006

Goat Cheese, Marinara & Pine Nut Braid

From Pillsbury Quick & Easy Bake-Off #39

1 (10.6oz) pkg Pillsbury Refrigerated Garlic Breadsticks
1/2 C purchased marinara sauce
1 ounce crumbled chevre (goat) cheese
1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1/4 C pine nuts, toasted
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

Heat oven to 375. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll dough; divide into 2 equal sections along center perforation. Place long sides of dough next to each other on sprayed cookie sheet. Press to form 12x7" rectangle.
Spread marinara sauce lengthwise in 3"-wide strip down center of dough within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle sauce with chevre cheese, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, rosemary and pine nuts.
Cut dough on perforation lines up to filling. Fold strips of dough over filling, stretching slightly; press edges of dough together. Carefully spread garlic spread from container over dough; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 375 for 17-22 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with basil. Cool 10 minutes. Cut into crosswise slices. Serve warm.

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