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Pecan-Sweet Potato Appetizers

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  14 reviews
  • 45 min prep time
  • 1 hr 10 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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In a tasteful and tasty appetizer twist, pastry squares made of convenient refrigerated crescent dough are stuffed with sweet-potato slices and cheese filling, then baked to a golden brown.

Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010
Julee Cunningham
Everett, Washington

Ingredients

1
small sweet potato (5 to 6 oz)
2
tablespoons sugar
1
tablespoon water
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
tablespoon Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Pure Olive Oil
3/4
cup thinly sliced red onion (about 3 oz)
2
tablespoons apricot preserves
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated garlic butter crescent dinner rolls (8 rolls)
1/2
cup crumbled blue cheese (2 oz)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Pierce potato with fork; place on microwavable paper towel in center of microwave. Microwave 3 to 4 minutes, turning once, until tender. Cover; let stand 10 minutes. Peel potato and cut crosswise into 8 (1/2-inch) slices. (Refrigerate any remaining potato for another use.)
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat sugar, water and red pepper to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat; gently stir in pecans until coated. Spread pecans on cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; cool completely.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil, onion and preserves over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Unroll crescent dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle in half crosswise; press each piece into 4-inch square.
  • 5 On each dough square, place 1 potato slice, 1 rounded teaspoon onion mixture, 2 teaspoons cheese and 1 tablespoon pecans. Bring up 4 corners of dough over filling to center and twist at top. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 6 Bake 12 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool 5 minutes. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Pierce potato with fork; place on microwavable paper towel in center of microwave. Microwave 3 to 4 minutes, turning once, until tender. Cover; let stand 10 minutes. Peel potato and cut crosswise into 8 (1/2-inch) slices. (Refrigerate any remaining potato for another use.)
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat sugar, water and red pepper to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat; gently stir in pecans until coated. Spread pecans on cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; cool completely.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil, onion and preserves over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Unroll crescent dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle in half crosswise; press each piece into 4-inch square.
  • 5 On each dough square, place 1 potato slice, 1 rounded teaspoon onion mixture, 2 teaspoons cheese and 1 tablespoon pecans. Bring up 4 corners of dough over filling to center and twist at top. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 6 Bake 12 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool 5 minutes. Serve warm.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
9g
9%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
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; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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