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Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010
Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Fig and Blue Cheese Appetizer Tarts

Pillsbury® crescent rolls make easy work of these party appetizers filled with a delicious fig-orange mixture.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

3
oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel; from 8-oz package), softened
2/3
cup crumbled blue cheese (3 oz)
1/4
cup sweet orange marmalade
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
16
dried Mission figs, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1
can (12 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Big & Flaky crescent dinner rolls
1/2
cup chopped pecans

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix cream cheese and blue cheese with fork until well blended; set aside.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, stir marmalade and vinegar over low heat until mixed; stir in figs. Cook over low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until figs are softened. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Remove crescent dough from package, but do not unroll. Cut roll of dough into 16 slices. On 2 ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart. Press center of each slice to make indentation, 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  • 4 Place 1 heaping teaspoon cheese mixture into each well. Top cheese with about 1 tablespoon fig mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoon pecans.
  • 5 Bake 15 to 19 minutes or golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack; cool 10 minutes. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix cream cheese and blue cheese with fork until well blended; set aside.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, stir marmalade and vinegar over low heat until mixed; stir in figs. Cook over low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until figs are softened. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Remove crescent dough from package, but do not unroll. Cut roll of dough into 16 slices. On 2 ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart. Press center of each slice to make indentation, 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  • 4 Place 1 heaping teaspoon cheese mixture into each well. Top cheese with about 1 tablespoon fig mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoon pecans.
  • 5 Bake 15 to 19 minutes or golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack; cool 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tart
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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