Sweet & Savory Twist

Prep time: 30 mins Bake time: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1/4 Cup chopped walnut pieces
  • 10 pitted dates
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescents
  • 5 slices smoked prosciutto ham
  • 1/4 Cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 Tbsp liquid honey

INSTRUCTIONS

) Preheat oven to 375°F.

) Heat butter on low in small pan. Slice onion and add to melted butter, stir throughout preparation until onion in softened and browned (about 20 mins).

) Place walnut pieces on parchment lined sheet and bake until toasted (4-5 mins).

) Chop dates and set aside.

) On the pastry mat or clean counter, sprinkle flour to make a large rectangular work area

) Unroll Crescent Rolls onto area. Use a rolling pin to smooth out lines on the dough, creating smooth rectangle from the dough.

) Add an even layer of ham, sautéed onions, dates, walnuts, and crumbled blue cheese.

) Starting from one longer edge, roll dough into a long, thin cylinder shape.

) With a sharp knife, cut the centre of the roll, leaving one inch connected on one end. Braid the two pieces together, keeping the filling exposed on the top. Twist the braid into a loose circle.

) Place twist on the parchment lined sheet and bake for 25-30 mins, or until edges are light brown and centre of twist is cooked.

) Remove from oven and immediately drizzle honey over entire twist.

) Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

You'll need this!
Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescents
finalist-image

ABOUT Molly

I am 27 and have recently become a new mom which has completely changed my life. I hung up the party dress, threw on an apron and started exercising those domestic skills. Less takeout, more mama-style cooking. I still can't make a good pastry from scratch, but Pillsbury products help me make meals that my husband actually enjoys. My recipe was inspired by the delicious recipe known as Devils on Horseback. If you haven't tried these, you have not yet lived. I added and swapped a few ingredients and wrapped it in delectable carbs. The twist is a great appetizer to impress any crowd, even your snobby wine friends when you pair it with a red. If I win, all I want is to be able to stay home a few extra months with my daughter and pay for a summer vacation in Banff for my family.

finalist-image