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Blue Cheese and Red Onion Jam Crescent Thumbprints Recipe

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By Phyllis Weeks-Daniel | Jun 11, 2018

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Slice and fill in the thumbprints with a yummy jam, onion and pecan mixture.
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  • 32 servings



  • 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon 100 percent extra virgin or pure olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix cheeses with a fork until blended; set aside.
  • Unroll and separate dough into 2 rectangles, each about 11 inches long. Place 1 rectangle on a cutting board; press perforations together to seal. Spread half the cheese mixture over dough to within 1/2 inch of long sides; sprinkle half the pecans evenly over the cheese. Starting at 1 long side, roll up; press seam to seal.
  • Cut roll into 16 slices (about 3/4-inch thick) with a serrated knife; place cut sides down on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, cheese and pecans.
  • Bake for 14 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in an 8-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft and lightly browned. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar, preserves (breaking up large pieces of fruit if necessary) and thyme; set aside.
  • After removing rolls from the oven, immediately press the back of a teaspoon into the center of each roll to make a small indentation. Spoon slightly less than 1/2 teaspoon jam mixture into each indentation. Remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.This recipe originally aired in the June 2008 issue of Heart of the Home.

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