Monday, April 11, 2011

Fancy Pants App: Southwestern Purses with Honey-Lime Dip

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For the next few weeks, you're going to be seeing a decent amount of cream cheese on this blog!  I'm participating in the Real Women of Philadelphia cooking contest.  This week, I made delicious southwestern purses.  You can see my video below (if you'd like) but otherwise my recipe is below, as always.

The contest gives 16 finalists the chance to compete in Savannah, GA for 4 spots, each worth $25,000.  Since a lot of my baking lately has been for Pillsbury and I obviously can't share yet, I'm excited I get to share these recipes with you as I go.

Even better, it's been a WHILE since I've gotten an appetizer up here.  Now that football is over, my appetizers get used much less frequently.  These purses are perfect for literally any occasion and are a great little snack as well!  Obviously, John and I have been having fun eating the leftovers and testers!  You can also make these into spring rolls or wontons, just wrap them up differently!
Southwestern Purses with Honey-Lime Dip
Serves:  4 (16 purses)
8 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons taco seasonings
1/2 cup salsa
6 ounces roasted chicken (substitute ground beef, turkey, etc as long as its cooked)
1 jalapeno, grated
1/2 cup corn kernels (frozen, canned, or fresh)
16 spring roll wrappers
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  In a bowl, combine cream cheese, taco seasonings, and salsa.  Then, add chicken and combine.  Add jalapeno and corn kernels.  Mix well.  Moisten the edges of the spring roll wrapper.  Heap 1-2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture into each.  Fold up all of the sides, pinching them together, and letting the top hang loosely.  Bake them on a greased cookie sheet for 8 minutes.  For extra browning on top, spray the purses with cooking spray as well.  To make the dip, whisk together the lime juice, honey, dijon mustard, and cilantro.  Serve the purses hot with the cool dip. 

Also, as many of you who know me in real life know, I love to rhyme.  In fact, this is sad, but John and I frequently see who can last longer rhyming when we talk to each other.  I usually win.  One night while I was falling asleep, I found myself dreaming about how Dani and RWOP rhyme...it was one of those nights.  Anyway, I woke myself up and wrote this out...and here it is!  I love it, and think it is SO "me".

Until the next time my oven is on...

4 comments:

  1. Yum! These look so delicious. Best of luck in the contest. I decided not to enter this one so I am cheering for you! I'm killing myself trying to get my last few PBO entries in and that's bad enough.

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