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Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Bites

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  2 reviews
  • 40 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 32 servings
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Flaky crescents are the base for a tangy, savory appetizer filling.

Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008
Alison Strunk
Springfield, Missouri

Ingredients

8
slices uncooked bacon
1
tablespoon CRISCO® 100% Extra Virgin or Pure Olive Oil
1
cup diced sweet yellow onion (such as Maui or Walla Walla)
1
large red bell pepper, diced (1 1/2 cups)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup crumbled goat (chèvre) cheese (3 oz)
2
oz cream cheese (from 3-oz package), softened
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ 90 calorie crescents OR 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray large cookie sheet with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray, or line with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  • 3 Discard bacon drippings. Add oil to skillet; heat over medium heat until hot. Add onion and bell pepper; cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and tender. Stir in salt and pepper. Place mixture in food processor bowl with metal blade. Cover; process until smooth. Or blend in blender on medium speed about 30 seconds, stopping once to scrape sides, until smooth.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix goat cheese, cream cheese and parsley until smooth.
  • 5 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
  • 6 Cut each rectangle into 8 (1 1/2-inch) squares. Place squares on cookie sheet. Spoon rounded 1 teaspoon red pepper mixture on each square, spreading slightly. Spoon slightly less than 1 teaspoon cheese mixture on pepper mixture on each square. Top each with about 1/4 teaspoon crumbled bacon.
  • 7 Bake 15 to 22 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Serve warm, or refrigerate and serve chilled.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray large cookie sheet with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray, or line with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  • 3 Discard bacon drippings. Add oil to skillet; heat over medium heat until hot. Add onion and bell pepper; cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and tender. Stir in salt and pepper. Place mixture in food processor bowl with metal blade. Cover; process until smooth. Or blend in blender on medium speed about 30 seconds, stopping once to scrape sides, until smooth.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix goat cheese, cream cheese and parsley until smooth.
  • 5 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
  • 6 Cut each rectangle into 8 (1 1/2-inch) squares. Place squares on cookie sheet. Spoon rounded 1 teaspoon red pepper mixture on each square, spreading slightly. Spoon slightly less than 1 teaspoon cheese mixture on pepper mixture on each square. Top each with about 1/4 teaspoon crumbled bacon.
  • 7 Bake 15 to 22 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Serve warm, or refrigerate and serve chilled.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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