Cranberry Cream Cheese Bacon Bites
Food and Drink

Recipe and photo courtesy of Heather Cabaniss of TotallyTailgates.com

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bacon Bites

"They look complicated and taste extra-special, but these little savory, yet sweet delights are a breeze. A unique second-quarter appetizer to the half-time feast. They even make a nice accompaniment with a fourth-quarter cup of coffee."

Serves: 24

 

1 16-ounce tub chive and onion cream cheese

3 slices cooked bacon, chopped

1/3 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded

3 tablespoons dried cranberries

1/3 cup pecans, finely chopped

1 tube crescent dough sheet

1 egg white, optional

Heat oven to 375°F.

In a bowl, combine cream cheese, bacon, cheddar cheese, cranberries and pecans. Set aside.

Roll out the dough onto a rectangular sheet of wax paper. To make the 24 dough squares, make four cuts top to bottom with a knife or pizza cutter, and six cuts across the width.

Using a small spoon, scoop a little bit of the cream cheese mixture into the center of each square. Then, working one square at a time, pull the four corners up to the center and press together. Brush squares with egg whites, if desired.

Bake 8-12 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Serve warm.