A beautiful puff pastry wreath filled with spinach, artichoke hearts, and Mediterranean flavors.
This puff pastry wreath is like spinach artichoke dip, only all dressed up for a holiday party. It’s warm, rich, and hearty. With pesto, sun dried tomatoes, and capers, it’s bursting with Mediterranean flavor. This pretty wreath is surprisingly easy to make with just a handful of simple ingredients. Make it as an elegant holiday appetizer, or just to accompany a cup of soup for a casual dinner at home. If you like spinach artichoke dishes, you’re going to love this recipe.
Puff pastry is one of those ingredients that I forget about most of the year. When the holiday season rolls around I stock my freezer with a couple of boxes of puff pastry for last-minute appetizers. It’s incredibly easy to work with and creates the most beautiful appetizers, desserts, and more. The base for this puff pastry wreath is spinach and artichoke hearts. They get mixed up with mozzarella and get an extra punch of flavor thanks to a few Alessi toppings.
Alessi is one of my favorite brands to work with because the ingredients are always such high quality and great value. The Alessi family emigrated from Sicily to America in the early 1900s and opened an importing company that would become Alessi. Their goal is to capture the true flavors of Italian cuisine and their foods always transport me back to Italy. Toppings like the sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and pesto are so great to have on hand because they are an easy way to add a ton of flavor to almost any savory recipe. I add capers to salads like my favorite Mediterranean Salad with Tahini Dressing and pesto to Minestrone Soup. Those little extras can make a big impact on flavor and take your cooking to the next level.
I had so much fun making this wreath. Something about wrapping up the filling and tucking it in with the puff pastry sun rays was so satisfying. It may look complicated at first, but watch the video at the end of this post to see just how easy it really is. I can’t wait to try even more filings for puff pasty wreathes. Maybe a sweet one next time?