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BLT Crescent Tartlets

blt crescent tartlets Appetizer
BLT Crescent Tartlets
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 12

Everything you love about the classic BLT sandwich in a snackable appetizer form. These party-perfect crescent tarts are topped with a cream cheese spread, full of crunchy bacon, spinach and amazing BLT-inspired flavor. Using fresh ingredients, you can have this simple starter ready to serve in under an hour.

Updated March 18, 2021
Pillsbury Crescents
Make with
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

  • 1
    can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheet or 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)
  • 1
    container (7.5 oz) garlic and herb cream cheese spread, softened, stirred well
  • 2
    teaspoons milk
  • 1/3
    cup chopped fresh spinach or arugula
  • 3/4
    cup coarsely chopped cooked bacon
  • 6
    cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    Unroll crescent dough into 12x8-inch rectangle. If using crescent rolls, press seams to seal. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 squares. Place dough pieces on cookie sheet, spacing slightly apart. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown; cool 10 minutes.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix cream cheese spread, milk and 1/4 cup of the spinach; beat with spoon until well mixed. Stir in 1/2 cup of the bacon. Spread about 2 teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture on top of each baked crescent square.
  • 4
    Before serving, top with remaining spinach, bacon and tomatoes. Serve immediately, or loosely cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.

  • Cook your bacon ahead of time to make these appetizers quick and easy to assemble. Make them up to two hours before serving.
  • Cream cheese spreads come in various flavors. If you’re unable to find garlic and herb, substitute with chive and onion.
  • These tarts are also delicious when the tomatoes are oven-roasted, which get jammy, caramelized and have a depth of flavor. To oven roast: Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, mix 1 pint grape tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; spread onto large rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Roast tomatoes about 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes, until tomatoes burst and skins begin to shrivel. Assemble tarts as directed in method, except top tarts with cooled oven-roasted grape tomatoes, reserving any remaining for another use.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tartlets
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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