Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Mini Monte Cristos

Smoked turkey and cheese are wrapped in a flaky crescent crust in this twist on a classic.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
egg
2
tablespoons milk
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
16
very thin slices (about 4x4 inches) smoked turkey (5 1/2 oz)
16
cubes (2 1/2 oz) Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (from 8-oz package)
Powdered sugar
Maple syrup or Dijon mustard, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening, or spray with cooking spray. In small bowl, beat egg and milk with fork until well blended; set aside.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate crosswise into 2 (6x8-inch) rectangles, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut crosswise into 2 (6x8-inch) rectangles. With knife or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle into 8 (3x2-inch) rectangles.
  • 3 Fold each slice of turkey in half; place on dough rectangles. Place 1 cheese cube in center of each; fold turkey around cheese cube. Wrap dough up around turkey and cheese, shaping into a ball; pinch tightly to seal. Brush top and sides of each ball with egg mixture; place on cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm with maple syrup or Dijon mustard for dipping.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening, or spray with cooking spray. In small bowl, beat egg and milk with fork until well blended; set aside.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate crosswise into 2 (6x8-inch) rectangles, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut crosswise into 2 (6x8-inch) rectangles. With knife or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle into 8 (3x2-inch) rectangles.
  • 3 Fold each slice of turkey in half; place on dough rectangles. Place 1 cheese cube in center of each; fold turkey around cheese cube. Wrap dough up around turkey and cheese, shaping into a ball; pinch tightly to seal. Brush top and sides of each ball with egg mixture; place on cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm with maple syrup or Dijon mustard for dipping.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.