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Blue Cheese and Red Onion Jam Crescent Thumbprints

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 32
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Take pinwheel appetizers a step further when you add a savory topping. MORE+ LESS-

Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008
San Diego, California

Ingredients

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (2 oz)*
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner 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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

*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 Information

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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