Puff pastry stuffed with escarole: a perfect appetizer for Christmas, a savory centerpiece stuffed with escarole. In Naples, the escarole pizza is a classic on Christmas Eve and the New Year's Eve dinner, this wreath of puff pastry is a quick and tasty alternative to make. The decoration is completed with a central candle and sprigs of rosemary.
- 1 round pastry
- 700 gr of escarole leaves
- 150 gr of spreadable cheese with black olives
- 1 tablespoon of salted capers
- 6 black olives from Gaeta
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- sesame and / or poppy seeds
- 5 sprigs of rosemary
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How to make the puff pastry filled with escarole
We prepare the Neapolitan escarole in a pan with olives and capers. We remove the core from the escarole, wash the leaves and pour them in plenty of boiling salted water. We let it cook for 10-15 minutes and drain.
In a pan, pour 3 tablespoons of oil, 1 clove of garlic (optional, to be removed after a few moments), and a tablespoon of previously washed capers to remove excess salt. We pour the escarole and finish cooking in a pan for 8-10 minutes. One minute from the end of cooking, add the pitted black olives.
Put the endive in a colander to remove excess water and let it cool. Cut the round pastry into 8 wedges
we form a star. We overlap the bases of the wedges to each other and press to make them stick together. We make with the black olive spread cheese using a spoon or one sac à poche,
add the drained escarole and close the tips inwards.
We place the crown inside a baking tray with parchment paper. Brush with milk and add poppy seeds and / or sesame seeds to the surface.
We bake at 180 degrees until golden brown. Remove from the oven and arrange on a serving plate, place the candle holder in the center and all around the sprigs of rosemary. We serve, and our puff pastry filled with escarole is ready.
WINE PAIRING: Fiano di Avellino
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Puff pastry stuffed with escarole
Enjoy your meal!