Cranberry Blue Cheese Appetizers

Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a simple make-ahead appetizer.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1
Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust (from a box)
1
container (8 oz) chive and onion cream cheese spread
1
egg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2
cup crumbled blue cheese (2 oz)
1/3
cup whole berry cranberry sauce
1/4
cup coarsely chopped walnuts, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 16 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. Unroll pie crust onto work surface. Using 2 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 16 rounds from crust. Place 1 crust round in each muffin cup, pressing down gently to form cup.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese spread, salt, pepper and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups, about 1 teaspoon each. Top each evenly with blue cheese.
  • 3 Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove cups from pan. Garnish each mini cheesecake with 1/2 teaspoon cranberry sauce and 1 walnut piece.
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