Convenient Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust makes easy, elegant, salmon-filled appetizers that are perfect for any occasion. This recipe was originally created for the 2010 Pillsbury Bake-Off®.
Servings: 20 tartlets
  • 1 can (6 ounces) premium skinless, boneless, pink salmon , drained
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts , softened as directed on box
  • 1/3 cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals® pecan cookie pieces or finely chopped Fisher® Chef's Naturals® chopped pecans
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese , softened
  • 1 sprig dill weed
  • 2 wedges lemon
  • Directions
    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Start to Finish: 1 hour

    In large bowl, mix salmon, pickle, onion, mayonnaise, cheese, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon dill weed. Refrigerate.

    Heat oven to 400°. On work surface, unroll 1 pie crust. Sprinkle half of the pecans over crust; gently press into crust. Cut with 3-inch round cookie cutter into 10 rounds. In ungreased nonstick mini muffin pan, gently press each round, pecan side down, on bottom and up side of muffin cup, folding edge under and rounding to shape. Repeat with remaining crust.

    Spoon 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese into bottom of each cup. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon salmon mixture on cream cheese in each cup.

    Bake 12 to 18 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool in pan on cooling rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan to serving platter; cool 5 minutes. Garnish with dill weed sprig and lemon wedges. Serve warm.

    Fisher and Chef's Naturals are registered trademarks of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., Elgin, Illinois, 60123-7820.
    Bake-Off is a registered trademark of General Mills ©2010.

    Nutritional Information
    1 Serving: Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 110); Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 200mg; Total Carbohydrate 10g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g); Protein 2g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 0% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.


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