NESTed Surprise – Spinach, Goat Cheese & Pepper at Eagles Nest Winery


Appetizers & Wine .. A NESTed Surprise..

Once again, we will be using those wonderful wonton wrappers to create an amazing appetizer!

This is a wonderful, easy appetizer dish your guests will LOVE!

Enjoy! Look forward to hearing your comments!


Makes 18 appetizers

  • Frozen Pastry Puff – I purchase Pastry Puffs cut to 5″ squares.  Makes it easy!
  • 9 ounce Goat Cheese with Black Pepper
  • 1 orange – remove 2 teaspoons orange zest & 2 teaspoons juice
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten.
  • 18 Spinach leaves
  • 1 cup Eagles Nest Winery Merlot- for drinking while cooking!


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Take the Frozen Pastry Puff Squares, cut into a X (Cross).  Make 4 squares. If you want them larger, make larger squares.
  3. Filling:  in a bowl combine orange zest, juice and goat cheese.
  4. Layout each individual square.  Place one spinach leaf, place the Goat Cheese mixture on top.
  5. Brush edges of Pastry Puff with water to help form a seal.
  6. Fold each Pastry Puff square into a triangle, gently pressing edges to form a seal. Use the tip of a fork to help form a seal.
  7. Place NESTed Surprises onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Brush the NESTed Surprises with lightly beaten egg yolk.
  9. Bake 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.or
  10. If Freezing, bake for 7 minutes, cool & freeze.  When ready to use, finish cooking in the oven at 400 degrees until golden brown.
  11. Serve immediately.

Helpful Hint

  • Make & freeze to serve to friends & family!


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