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    Pillsbury Pine Nut Pesto Appetizer

    Pillsbury Pine Nut Pesto Appetizer. Photo by gbenton789

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    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    Roxygirl in Colorado's Note:

    My best looking appetizer looks like you bought it from a Greek bakery! This is so easy and sure to please! Takes just a few minutes to spread pesto, sprinkle cheese, nuts, in between layers of prepared pie dough, and into the oven.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    2. 2
      Place FIRST round of dough onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Spread pesto, sprinkle cheese and place SECOND ROUND of dough on top and seal edges with a fork.
    4. 4
      Brush top of crust with a little milk.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle pine nuts evenly and dust with paprika.
    6. 6
      Bake about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
    7. 7
      Cool slightly and cut into wedges.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 18, 2013

      35

      It was good, not great. The pesto, and I heaped it on, was too oily with the Jack cheese. Next time I will make my own pesto with less oil and use a drier, pungent cheese like feta. It's a pretty basic recipe so could see adding cooked chicken breast and some sun-dried tomatoes to break up the oil as well. Otherwise a fantastic idea!

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    • on March 17, 2013

      45

      Pretty good, and SO quick and easy! I think it needs more pesto, however. I also added garlic powder before baking. Pine nuts toasted up nicely. Used egg white on top instead of milk (personal pref.) Next time I'll try it with filo dough. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    • on February 04, 2007

      55

      Very nice! I make pesto in the summer and freeze it - so was able to make this for a Christmas party - everyone loved it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pillsbury Pine Nut Pesto Appetizer

    Serving Size: 1 (51 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 235.4
     
    Calories from Fat 148
    63%
    Total Fat 16.5 g
    25%
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    26%
    Cholesterol 10.0 mg
    3%
    Sodium 247.6 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.7 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 0.1 g
    0%
    Protein 5.2 g
    10%

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    pesto sauce

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