Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bacon and Mushroom Bundles

I put this recipe together when I remembered an hour before leaving for a party that I'd promised to bring an appetizer. I used what I had in the fridge and it turned out so good I've made it again.
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped into 1/8 inch pieces
  • 6-8 large mushrooms chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 package cream cheese
  • 2 Tsp. Worcestershire sauce (opt.)
  • 2 tubes Pillsbury Crescent roll refrigerated dough
  1. Fry up bacon pieces in a pan until nice and brown.
  2. Remove from pan to paper towelling.
  3. Remove all but 1 Tbsp. of bacon fat from pan and add 1 Tbsp. of butter.
  4. Add onions and mushrooms to pan and saute' until soft.
  5. Add cooked bacon, Worcestershire and cream cheese and cook, stirring gently until cream cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Open tubes of crescent roll dough and pat each out into a rectangle, pushing the perforations together.*
  8. Cut into squares.
  9. Add a tablespoon of filling to each square.
  10. Pull corners of dough together to the middle and pinch edges closed. *Alternately, you can separate the perforated triangles, place the filling on the wide end and roll each into a crescent roll shape making sure the filling is completely enclosed. They will be a little larger this way. As you will notice from the pictures, I've done it both ways.
  11. Place bundles on baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Serve hot with Red Pepper Jelly. You can also make these ahead and refrigerate until ready to bake them, or bake them ahead and reheat in a warm oven.


17 comments:

  1. What a great appetizer...and I am sure it tastes just as wonderful. Isn't it great when you can come up with something on the spur of the moment and call it a winner:)....

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  2. These sound yummy. I have a church Christmas tea to attend this weekend. We are to bring finger foods. I might just have to take these.
    Thanks,
    AMY

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  3. Oh my this looks good. I will test the recipe this weekend and if it's a keeper, make it for our neighborhood Christmas party. Thanks!

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  4. Delicious! I do something very similar with cream cheese and cooked chicken. I'll have to give this a try. Thank you.

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  5. that sure is something special that you created, just last minute out of no where....they look really good.

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  6. Oh YUM...those look and sound DELICIOUS!!

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  7. These are essentially what we in Texas call "kolaches." No, they're not proper Danish kolaches; Texas kolaches are more like pigs-in-blankets. We have our own take. And you can put anything in them, so don't feel you need to stop at bacon and mushrooms (scrambled egg and spinach is good. As is sausage and jalapeño).

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  8. Funny story- I make so much from scratch; that my children don't know about many prepared foods. Over the weekend I had bought a roll of pre-made crescent rolls, trying to mix up the menu a bit. My children were completely fascinated with the cresents! First the packaging, then the shape and taste, they realized that they were a differnt shaped biscuit. Then one says, "You could have made these, using the recipe for the snuggly dogs, you didn't need to buy them!". So funny! This is a great little idea, for a fun little side dish; I would probably have to omit the mushroom for Hubby though.

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  9. I'm going to try this filling in the Rollkuchen pockets!

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  10. I've been looking for an appetizer exactly like this for a while now, thank you for sharing!!

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  11. I made these last weekend for a party and they were delicious! They disappeared right away! Thanks for the recipe. :)

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  12. I made these but with the dough from the chili pocket recipe...to die for! This filling is amazing! I mixed in some Philadelphia cream cheese and some tatziki to give in a little extra flavour kick. DELICIOUS!!

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  13. My friend recently pointed me to your website and I am in love. I'm mennonite too and I find my whole family loves all the recipies!

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  14. I don't purchase frozen processed bread dough. Would you think this could be made with the Air or Plain Buns recipe?

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    1. This recipe is made with prepared Refrigerated dough, not frozen dough but I don't see any reason why it cannot be made with your own refrigerated dough recipe. If you don't have one that you like, Kathy, Lovella and Charlotte each have a recipe that you can find in the index. If you go to Baking with Yeast, they are listed under refrigerator dough.

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