Copycat Recipe – Trader Joe's 5 Cheese Greek Spiral | Erica Robbin
I love this cheesy, flaky pastry spiral called Trader Joe’s 5 Cheese Greek Spiral.
So I decided to have my own try at making it. And it turned out spectacular! It’s super easy to make too! The perfect snack, perfect appetizer. Light, yet fulfilling, crispy, with a gooey center.
And after a few experimentations, I’ve decided that any cheese you have on hand will work just as well which is the best part if you do not have access to the listed cheeses (namely Kasseri and Kefalotyri) that are more commonly found in specialty cheese shops. I tried it with a combination of cheddars, parmesan, and different blue cheeses, all so yummy!
IngredientsCOPYCAT RECIPE – TRADER JOE’S 5 CHEESE GREEK SPIRAL:
- 1/2 cup gouda, shredded
- 1/2 cup kasseri, shredded
- 1/2 cup kefalotyri, shredded
- 1/2 cup semi-hard cheese, shredded, I used a sharp white cheddar
- 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled, any type, I used Bayley Hazen Blue
- 1 package of puff pastry sheets, thawed, I used Pepperidge Farm
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
DirectionsCOPYCAT RECIPE – TRADER JOE’S 5 CHEESE GREEK SPIRAL:
- Roll out pastry into a rectangle shape onto lightly floured surface, cut in 1/2, lengthwise
- Sprinkle cheeses over pastry. 3. Roll, then place as a spiral shape onto greased pan.
- Mix egg and water, brush egg mixture over pastry spiral.
- Bake at 350-400 degrees F (176-204C) for about 15-25 minutes, until deep golden brown and cooked through.
How does it compare? Trader Joe’s (left), mine (right).
Mine turned out a little puffier. The taste is there though!
After about 10 minutes it did settle to a more wrinkly finish.
I also tried making some cut pinwheels which had a caramel, crispy cheese texture and more defined, bit of a saltier taste as a result. Very good as well and the pinwheels make a more easily shareable appetizer.