Cheese-Filled Jack-o’-Lantern

Transform flaky refrigerated biscuits into a jaunty, cheese-topped pumpkin. More melted cheese hides inside.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 28
 

Ingredients

8
oz block Colby cheese
6
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
3
cans (12 oz each) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Jr. Golden Layers® refrigerated flaky original biscuits
7
slices (1/2 oz each) American cheese
1
red or orange bell pepper
1
green bell pepper, cut into strips

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Heavily grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening.
  • 2 Cut Colby cheese into 30 one-inch cubes. Mix melted butter and garlic powder in small bowl.
  • 3 Using 1 can at a time, wrap 1 biscuit around 1 cube of Colby cheese, forming ball shape, pinching tightly to seal. Dip entire ball into garlic butter. Place in pan; continue with remaining biscuits.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Immediately turn pan upside down onto heatproof serving plate. Top with American cheese slices; cover with pan. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 5 Cut eyes, nose and mouth from red bell pepper; place on cheese to make jack-o'-lantern face. Place small glass in center opening of jack-o'-lantern; fill glass with bell pepper strips. Slice to serve, or pull apart.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Heavily grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening.
  • 2 Cut Colby cheese into 30 one-inch cubes. Mix melted butter and garlic powder in small bowl.
  • 3 Using 1 can at a time, wrap 1 biscuit around 1 cube of Colby cheese, forming ball shape, pinching tightly to seal. Dip entire ball into garlic butter. Place in pan; continue with remaining biscuits.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Immediately turn pan upside down onto heatproof serving plate. Top with American cheese slices; cover with pan. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 5 Cut eyes, nose and mouth from red bell pepper; place on cheese to make jack-o'-lantern face. Place small glass in center opening of jack-o'-lantern; fill glass with bell pepper strips. Slice to serve, or pull apart.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Got little dippers? Pizza or spaghetti sauce makes a good dip for this cheesy loaf.

Instead of Colby cheese, try cubes of Monterey Jack or mozzarella.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
500mg
500%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.