November 5, 2015

Savoury Cheese Twists


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Elevate a gift of wine with savoury cheese twists, packaged with aromatic sprigs of herbs.


  •  2 cans (each 235 g) Pillsbury* Crescents
  • Approx. ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded white Cheddar or Gruyere cheese
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) onion or garlic powder


Yield: 64 twists

Preparation time: 10 min | Total time: 22 min

  1. Heat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  2. Separate dough into 8 rectangles; seal perforations. Brush each rectangle with butter or margarine; sprinkle cheeses and onion or garlic powder. Gently press cheese mixture into dough. Cut each crosswise into eight 1/2 inch (1 cm) strips; twist each strip 3 or 4 times; place on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare recipe and refrigerate for up to two hours before baking.

Presentation Tip: When packaging as host gifts, tuck in sprigs of hardy herbs such as thyme, bay leaves and rosemary, which will impart the cheese twists with their fragrance.

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Stacey Brandford


Styling by Sasha Seymour. Food styling by Ashley Denton/judyinc.

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