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Prosciutto Caprese Crescents

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Prosciutto Caprese Crescents
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Prosciutto Caprese Crescents

Prosciutto, fire-roasted tomatoes, Italian cheeses and hummus find their way inside big golden Crescents in these sandwiches you won't forget!

Ingredients

1
tube (12 oz.) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Big & Flaky refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (8 count)
8
thin slices prosciutto
1
can (14.5 oz.) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes
1
cup grated Italian cheese blend (such as Romano, Asiago and Parmesan)
8
teaspoon hummus
olive oil

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350° F. Unroll crescents and separate triangles. Stretch dough so the triangle is even and symmetrical.
  • 2 Cut a piece of prosciutto to fit the center of the dough triangle, stopping an inch before the point. Add 1 tbsp of drained fire-roasted tomatoes across the wide edge at the top, then sprinkle 1 tbsp of grated cheese over the tomatoes. Spread 1 tsp of humus over the cheese. Starting at the wide edge, stretch dough over stuffings, and roll crescent to the point. Brush top of roll with olive oil and place an additional Tbsp of grated cheese on top. Repeat with the rest of the crescent dough triangles.
  • 3 Place crescents on ungreased baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and dough is baked through. Remove from tray to cooling rack. Serve immediately.
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Prosciutto Caprese Crescents

As prepared by tbspSusan,

I love prosciutto and crave the combo of tomato and cheese in caprese. So I did one magnifico mash-up in this hyper hybrid sammy, all snuggled into a Big & Flaky Crescent.


As for salty stuff, Italian flaves are just the bomb diggity. And these little grenades pack a big blast of taste --perfect for dabbing into a bowl of Creamy Tomato Basil soup (try Progresso's!) or hookin' up with crunchy salad or chilled melon.

Prosciutto Caprese Crescents Recipe

And since this is Quick Dish an' all, you can make these Prosciutto Caprese Crescents at warp speed, without any fuss. Here's how:

Unroll a tube of Pillsbury Big and Flaky Crescent rolls, and separate the triangles. Take one and stretch it out so it's all symmetrical. Pretend you have a geometry test and the teacher's gonna check. (Just kidding -- it doesn't need to be perfect!)

Stuffed Crescents Recipe

Cut a piece of paper-thin prosciutto to fit the dough triangle.

Prosciutto on Crescent Dough

Add a Tablespoon of drained Muir Glen organic fire-roasted diced tomatoes. See, when you use the fire roasted ones, you don't need to add herbs cuz the flavor's already in there!

Prosciutto Crescent

Then a tablespoon or so of grated cheese -- I use a 3-cheese blend of Italian awesomeness like Romano, Asiago and Parmesan, but you can pick whatever kind makes your eyeballs roll to the back of your head.

Italian Cheese on Crescent Dough

Then a little secret -- add a teaspoon of hummus. This adds a touch of Mediterranean flavor and a bit of creamy texture. If ya don't like hummus, well then, juuuust skip it.

Hummus in Crescent Recipe

Roll 'em up! Stretch the dough over the top, then roll gently to keep the stuffings inside.

Crescent Roll-Up

Then brush with olive oil.

Brush Crescent with Olive Oil

And top 'er off with a tablespoon of grated cheese to create a crusty cap when they're baked.

Cheese Topping on Crescent

Now do the other 7 triangles and put 'em all on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or so, until the rolls are golden brown and baked through.

Rack of Prosciutto Caprese Crescents

Look how they puff up! Geometry magic.

Stuffed Crescent Recipe

Serve with soup, salad or fruit while singing an Italian aria!


More Italian Stuff to Sing About


If Italian flavors make you sing up an octave, try a few more recipes:

 
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Tips  

These sandwiches pair well with Progresso Creamy Tomato Basil soup, crisp salad or chilled melon slices.

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