Hi everyone! Can you believe only 3 more days until Christmas?! Wow! I think I finally finished shopping, I just need to wrap a few presents. Hope to finish that by tomorrow (fingers crossed).
Anyway, I wanted to share with you a little recipe that would be great for Christmas parties and even maybe a nice appetizer for Christmas eve.
It only requires a few ingredients…some deli meat, sliced cheese, crescent rolls, and some dijon mustard.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with some foil and spray with some PAM.
Then lightly dust a flat surface with flour. Pop that crescent roll can and spread out the crescent roll-do not separate. Pinch everything together so that you have one large piece of dough. Roll out into a a large rectangle.
Brush the dough with the mustard, leaving a 1-inch border.
Layer your meats down the center of the rectangle. Top the meats with the cheese.
Fold 1 side of the dough over the filling lengthwise. Then fold the other 1/2 over and press to seal the filling inside. Take 1 egg yolk, and beat lightly with a fork. Brush the egg yolk over the top of the dough.
The yolk will act as glue to hold the dough together. Fold the dough in 1/2 again lengthwise. Pinch the seam with your fingers to seal. Press the outside of the dough to make sure everything is sealed tight and to make even thickness for the body of the candy cane. Taper the ends.
Shape your dough into a candy cane and place on your foil-lined baking sheet. Then use a toothpick and press it into the top of the dough lengthwise to make impressions for your stripes. Brush your egg yolk on every other stripe.
Then add red food coloring to your remaining yolk and brush the remaining stripes. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
And here is was it looks like after it has been cooked….
Okay, so my end result is not as pretty as I would like. But if you see it in person, it is rather cute. I think this recipe is still worth a try! Oh, and did I tell you it’s tasty, too!
I hope you are enjoying this holiday season. It will go by fast, so don’t forget to stop and enjoy the magic of this time of year. 🙂