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Creamy Herb Appetizer Pockets

 Creamy Herb Appetizer Pockets
I combined a creamy cheese sauce and an artichoke dip to come up with these bite-size morsels. The filling is tucked into triangles made from crescent roll dough—it's the perfect no-mess appetizer! —Tina Scarpaci of Chandler, Arizona
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped canned water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat the spreadable cheese, cream cheese, cream and
  • garlic until blended. Beat in the herbs, salt, pepper and hot pepper
  • sauce. Fold in artichokes and red peppers. Cover and refrigerate for
  • at least 1 hour.
  • Unroll both tubes of crescent roll dough. On a lightly floured
  • surface, form each tube of dough into a long rectangle; seal seams
  • and perforations. Roll each into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Cut

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Creamy Herb Appetizer Pockets (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • lengthwise into four strips and width-wise into three strips;
  • separate squares.
  • Place 1 rounded tablespoon of filling in the center of each square.
  • Fold in half, forming triangles. Crimp edges to seal; trim if
  • necessary. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for
  • 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Boursin Light Cheese Spread with garlic and fine herbs. One carton contains about 7 tablespoons of cheese spread.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (2 each) equals 96 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 302 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.