Cranberry-Cream Cheese Crescent Bites

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 45 min
Servings: 24

These one-bite cranberry and jalapeño-cream cheese crescent appetizers are easy to make and sure to be a "wow" with your guests.


  • 125 g (half 250 g package) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon finely diced seeded jalapeño chile
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Original Crescents


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line two cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  2. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, cranberries, chives and jalapeño chile.
  3. Unroll dough on work surface. Press into 12x8-inch rectangle, pressing perforations to seal. With pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 squares.
  4. Place 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture onto centre of each square. Bring 4 corners together to overlap slightly in centre at top of each bundle. Twist and pinch to seal, leaving small gaps between seams. Place on cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Use disposable gloves when handling jalapeño chiles.
  • Do you crave spicy heat? If so, adjust heat level by increasing jalapeño chile from 1 to 2 teaspoons.
  • These appetizers can be assembled and refrigerated up to 1 hour before baking. Bake time may need to be increased 1 to 2 minutes due to being refrigerated.