So I mentioned last week that I’d be baking up three different simple and easy holiday appetizers using Great Value refrigerated crescent roll dough. I’ve already shared the Cranberry Blue Cheese Pinwheels and the Spicy Walnut Brie Tarts… but I saved the best (well, in my opinion) for last.
I love sweet potato casserole, and I started thinking how tasty it would be to wrap those flavors up in crescent roll dough. And guess what? It was even better than I anticipated!
Assuming you already have butter, sugar, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper on hand, you’ll just need to pick up Great Value refrigerated crescent roll dough, chopped pecans, and a can of sweet potatoes. Note that you won’t need nearly as large of a can of sweet potatoes as pictured here. Can you believe that’s the only size I could find?
Now these are a little more involved than the first two recipe I shared, but they’re SO worth it! We’ll start by making some candied pecans. Just heat the sugar, water, and cayenne pepper to a boil for two minutes and stir in your pecans. Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes.
While the pecans are baking, combine the mashed sweet potatoes with melted butter and brown sugar. Unroll the crescent dough and press the perforations together to seal. Then cut the dough into 8 squares using a pizza cutter or sharp knife.
Lay the squares out on a baking sheet and top with one tablespoon of sweet potato mixtures, and sprinkle the candied pecans on top. Gather all four corners of the square and pinch together at the top. Bake for approximately 13 minutes or until golden brown.
You’ll probably want to make more than 8 of these babies, so be sure to buy more than one can of crescent roll dough!Print
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 can Great Value refrigerated crescent roll dough
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a saucepan, bring sugar, water, and cayenne pepper to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for two minutes. Stir in chopped pecans and then spread the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, combine mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and melted butter.
- Unroll refrigerated crescent roll dough and press together the perforations to seal. Cut dough into 8 squares using a pizza cutter or sharp knife.
- Lay the squares out on a baking sheet. Top each square with one heaping tablespoon of sweet potato mixture. Sprinkle with candied pecans, and then bring all four corners together and pinch to seal.
- Bake for about 13 minutes or until golden brown.
My kids had a fantastic time baking and sampling these crescent roll recipes with me. While they each had different preferences as to their favorite, they agreed that they were all good!
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but we’re not actually hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. We’re heading to NYC for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — can’t tell you how excited I am for this!
But when I was talking with my mom the other day, she mentioned that the ingredients for her Thanksgiving meal increased by $25 this year. Have you noticed an increase?
Luckily Great Value has some other fabulous money-saving options for Thanksgiving dinner, aside from the crescent rolls. Consider giving their biscuits and pie shells a try as well for a more budget-friendly Thanksgiving meal.
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