Friday, January 11, 2008

Bacon and Cheddar Puff Pastry Crisps

Bacon and Cheddar Puff Pastry Crisps Yummy Appetizer!!

1 pkg. (17.3 oz.) Puff Pastry Sheets (2 sheets)
1 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz.)
1 pkg. (16 oz.) bacon (about 16 slices), cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup prepared ranch salad dressing
2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
THAW pastry sheets at room temperature for 40 min. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets. Set aside.

UNFOLD 1 pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Roll out to a 12"x12" square. Cut into 36 (2") squares. Prick pastry squares several times with fork. Place on prepared sheets. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet.

BAKE for 8 min. or until slightly puffed and golden.

PRESS down puffed centers of pastry squares if necessary. Top each pastry with about 1 tsp. each cheese and bacon.

BAKE for 5 min. more or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Garnish with dressing and chives. Serve warm. Makes 72 appetizers.

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