Friday, February 17, 2012

Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza Poppers




Finger food, appetizers, party food or whatever you want to call it is just fun to eat.  Let's face it, eating with your hands without clumsey utensils getting in the way is a plus!  These poppers were one of several tasty treats we munched while watching the Superbowl. 

They couldn't be easier to make plus you can add any of your favorite pizza toppings.  I kept it simple for the picky eaters.  A.J. and I would have enjoyed some Kalamta olives, Feta cheese and mushrooms...


2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
1 -  8 ounce package of softened cream cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 jar (8 ounce) Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Pepperoni, cut in half

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
Spray a tartlette or mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, blend the csoften cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder together and set aside.

Roll out each can crescent roll dough one at a time and press the seams together to form a rectangle. Using a pastry cutter or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle into twelve squares. Press each of the squares into the muffin cups, shaping the edges.

Place about a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on top of each dough square.  Gently press it into each little muffin cup.  On top of the cream cheese misxture, dollip with approximately 1/2 teaspoon sun-dried tomato pesto. Place half of a pepperoni slice on top of each popper (or other toppings of your choice) and then top with the mozzarella cheese .

Bake for 11-15 minutes, dough is golden brown and cheese is melted.




I bet these would be great to serve at your President's Day soiree!

!!!IMPORTANT!!!!

Please take the time to read Justice for a Grandfather   If any of you have children or grandchildren, this story will certainly touch your heart.  The brave lady that posted her story is asking for signatures on her petition for justice for her husband, the grandfather of their three precious little grandsons.  She is the mother-in-law of a friend of mine and the grandmother of one of the homegirlz' close friends.

I live in the county where all of this took place and believe me, no justice was served by locking up a good and decent man trying to protect his grandchildren who could not defend themselves against a monster.  Money and backroom deals should not seal any one's fate.

thanks and have a fantastic weekend!

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10 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I like the looks of these!

I'll go read that story. Sounds sad already.

Claudia said...

Yes, I could eat the entire dish. I don't make sun-dried tomato pesto enough and it's perfect for this.

gigi said...

These couldn't be easier, a must try!

I'll go and read that now.

Catherine said...

These sound just wonderful! I am sure they disappear quickly! Blessings my dear, Catherine

Big Dude said...

After 4 tries, I finally got a security code I could read. I think your little poppers sound awesome.

Chris said...

I swear TBI just needs to come in and wipe out all local governments, courts, and police and start over.

On the bright side, the popovers look so tasty.

Katy ~ said...

These look soooo very very good. I would have to eat many!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your pizza poppers sound delicious and I bet they are addictive too. I hope my comment appears as I am having a devil of a time reading the new codes. Here goes again for the umptenth time.
Sam

The Blonde Duck said...

I call them dinner.

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a good weekend!