Cherry-Jalapeño-Cream Cheese Tartlets

Kick up the flavor of an easy cream cheese crescent appetizer using chiles and cherries.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 17
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
jar (12 oz) cherry preserves
1/4
cup pickled sliced jalapeño chiles, drained
1/2
cup Progresso® panko bread crumbs
1/2
cup pecan chips
1/4
teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4
teaspoon onion powder
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon celery salt
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground turmeric
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon butter, melted
1
can Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1
egg, beaten
1/2
cup chives-and-onion cream cheese spread
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Jalapeño chiles or sweet cherries with stems for garnish, if desired
  • 1 In blender container, place preserves and jalapeños; blend until almost smooth. Set aside. In medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, pecans, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, celery salt, cinnamon, turmeric, salt and butter; mix well. Set aside.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll dough sheet; press into 12x8-inch rectangle. Cut into 24 squares. Press 1 square in each of 24 ungreased mini muffin cups. Firmly press in bottom and up sides of cups, letting points of dough extend over edges of cups; brush points with beaten egg. Spoon 1 teaspoon cream cheese spread into each cup; top with 1/2 teaspoon cherry preserves mixture. Sprinkle each tartlet with 1 teaspoon of the bread crumb mixture.
  • 3 Bake 11 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pans 5 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, cook remaining bread crumb mixture over low heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, or until golden brown.
  • 5 To serve, sprinkle platter with toasted bread crumb mixture; place tartlets on bread crumbs. Sprinkle with chives. Serve with remaining cherry preserves mixture. Garnish with jalapeño chiles or cherries.*
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    120
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    16g
    16%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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