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Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Salem, Oregon

Chicken Macadamia Appetizers

Prick the top of each nutty-chicken appetizer with a fork before baking, to let steam escape and keep the crust crisp.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
can (4.25 oz) chicken spread
1/4
cup roasted garlic light cream cheese (from 8-oz container)
1/4
cup finely chopped green onions (4 medium)
1/3
cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or almonds
1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
Water
1/2
cup Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs
Fresh cilantro sprigs, if desired
Green grapes, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In small bowl, mix chicken spread, cream cheese, onions and nuts.
  • 2 Remove pie crusts from pouches; place flat onto work surface. With 2 1/4-inch round cutter, cut 16 rounds from each crust (rounds must be cut close together).
  • 3 Spoon about 1 tablespoon chicken mixture onto center of each of 16 rounds. Brush edges with water. Press remaining rounds slightly larger; fit each over chicken mixture. With fork, press edge of each to seal.
  • 4 Brush top and bottom of each with water; coat generously with bread crumbs. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Prick top of each with fork.
  • 5 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Arrange appetizers on serving platter; garnish with cilantro and grapes.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In small bowl, mix chicken spread, cream cheese, onions and nuts.
  • 2 Remove pie crusts from pouches; place flat onto work surface. With 2 1/4-inch round cutter, cut 16 rounds from each crust (rounds must be cut close together).
  • 3 Spoon about 1 tablespoon chicken mixture onto center of each of 16 rounds. Brush edges with water. Press remaining rounds slightly larger; fit each over chicken mixture. With fork, press edge of each to seal.
  • 4 Brush top and bottom of each with water; coat generously with bread crumbs. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Prick top of each with fork.
  • 5 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Arrange appetizers on serving platter; garnish with cilantro and grapes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.