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Blue Cheese and Red Onion Jam Crescent Thumbprints

blue cheese and red onion jam crescent thumbprints Appetizer
Blue Cheese and Red Onion Jam Crescent Thumbprints
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 32

Take pinwheel appetizers a step further when you add a savory topping.

Updated October 22, 2018
Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008
Phyllis Weeks-Daniel
San Diego, California
Pillsbury Crescents
Make with
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

  • 1
    package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2
    cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (2 oz)*
  • 1
    can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 1/3
    cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals® Chopped Pecans
  • 1
    teaspoon CRISCO® 100% Extra Virgin or Pure Olive Oil
  • 1/3
    cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1
    tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4
    cup SMUCKER'S® Apricot Preserves
  • 1/8
    to 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix cream cheese and Gorgonzola cheese with fork until blended.
  • 2
    Unroll dough; separate or cut into 2 rectangles, each about 11 inches long. Place 1 rectangle on cutting board; if using crescent dough, press perforations together to seal. Spread half of the cheese mixture over dough to within 1/2 inch of long sides; sprinkle half of the pecans evenly over cheese. Starting at 1 long side, roll up; press seam to seal. Cut roll into 16 (about 3/4-inch) slices with serrated knife; place cut sides down on ungreased large cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, cheese and pecans.
  • 3
    Bake 14 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 8-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft and lightly brown. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar, preserves (breaking up large pieces of fruit if necessary) and thyme; set aside.
  • 5
    After removing rolls from oven, immediately press back of a teaspoon into center of each roll to make small indentation. Spoon slightly less than 1/2 teaspoon onion jam into each indentation. Remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

  • *Gorgonzola is a creamy Italian blue cheese named after the town of its origin, but any type of blue cheese can be used in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
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
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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