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Greek Breadsticks

Greek Breadsticks

Ingredients:

1/4 cup marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
2 tablespoons pitted Greek olives
1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 carton (6-1/2 ounces) spreadable spinach and artichoke cream cheese (used Philadelphia Chive & Onion cream Cheese)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons sesame seeds (used black and white sesame seeds)
Refrigerated tzatziki sauce (made my own Yogurt & Dill Dip)

IMG_0849Place artichokes and olives in a food processor; cover and pulse until finely chopped. Unfold one pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface; spread half of the cream cheese over half of pastry. Top with half of the artichoke mixture. Sprinkle with half of the Parmesan cheese. Fold plain half over filling; press gently to seal.
IMG_0857 Repeat with remaining pastry, cream cheese, artichoke mixture and Parmesan cheese. Whisk egg and water; brush over tops. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cut each rectangle into sixteen 3/4-in.-wide strips. Twist strips several times; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
IMG_0858 IMG_0860 Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with tzatziki sauce if desired.
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Yogurt and Dill Dip:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dill, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients. You can make it ahead of time. Chill and serve with warm breadsticks.
IMG_0890 IMG_0901*I love this…easy to make and a crowd pleaser. This is perfect for party appetizers. I made it twice and it turned out spot on. This recipe will be one for the books. enJOY!!!

Source: Taste of Home Magazine: Simple & Delicious 2013

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