Yesterday the husband and I were invited to a potluck that our neighbours were having. I ended up postponing my Pampered Chef party to a later date which ended up being a good thing because I think I would have been too rushed to host the party and make something for the potluck!
My boss gave me a quick and easy appetizer recipe to try which sounded delicious and easy enough to prepare not ever even seen one or tasted one before. I adapted it slightly to include some of the Epicure spices that I have which I thought would compliment the flavours.
I wouldn’t exactly classify this recipe as very “healthful” but most of the time potlucks are usually “splurgy” kinds of occasions and since I’m the new girl on the block, I didn’t exactly want to show up with something that people would think was out of place! Most people bring a main dish or dessert, so a rich and creamy tasting appetizer was just the ticket methinks.
- 2 bricks of light cream cheese, softened
- 2 regular sized Pillsbury Crescent roll dough cylinders (I bought the 33% less fat ones)
- 1 can of “pieces & stems” mushrooms, drained & patted dry
- Cheese, Chives & Bacon dip mix (to taste)
- 1 egg
- sesame seeds for garnish
Cream together the cream cheese, mushrooms & Epicure dip mix until well combined and set aside.
Roll out the crescent roll dough and then press together the perforated lines where the dough is intended to be broken off to make crescents
Spoon some of the cream cheese filling into the center of each square and then fold over each side and close the ends:
Place them on the parchment paper and then brush with a beaten egg:
Sprinkle with sesame seeds:
Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes keeping a close eye. I noticed they were getting really brown on the bottom really quickly, so I ended up flipping them to brown them on the top.
The end result:
The verdict: the assembling of them took longer than I had thought, but no big deal at all. Given that I was experimenting with the Epicure seasonings, I only put in about 2 tbsp. The seasoning was hard to pick out, so next time I would add much more! All in all a very yummy and rich treat of an appetizer. I bet these would be good experimenting with sun dried tomatoes & basil!
Oh and btw, I had never heard of these Anchor Hocking casserole dishes before, but my neighbour had used it many times before and was just putting it back into the oven to re-heat stuffed mushroom caps and the thing exploded in the oven!