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RECIPE: Creamy Smoked Salmon Cups



You'll find it hard to believe that a little appetizer bite can pack this much flavor.




4 oz cream cheese (from 8-oz package), softened

1/2 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

2 teaspoons small capers, drained

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 box (10 oz) Green Giant® Niblets® frozen corn & butter sauce, thawed

4 oz smoked salmon, flaked

2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations™ refrigerated flaky dough sheet




1.Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 48 mini muffin cups with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.


2.In medium bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream until well blended. Stir in lemon-pepper seasoning, chives, capers and salt. Stir in corn until well mixed. Fold in salmon.


3.If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough; separate into total of 8 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll both cans of dough; cut into total of 8 rectangles.


4.Cut each rectangle into 6 (2-inch) squares. Press 1 square in bottom and up side of each mini muffin cup. Spoon slightly less than 1 tablespoon salmon filling into each cup.


5.Bake 10 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from pan to serving platter. Serve warm.


High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 16 to 20 minutes.

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Taken on December 3, 2007