Pecan Recipes
Pecan Recipes

Cheesy Pecan Cranberry Crisps

2 cups Asiago cheese, shredded
1 cup butter
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups flour
1 ½ cups pecans, chopped and toasted
¾ cup dried cranberries
Cream the cheese and butter until thoroughly mixed.  In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder and cayenne pepper.  Mix into butter/cheese mixture until smooth.  Add chopped pecans and cranberries.  Form into a log and wrap in plastic wrap – let rest in refrigerator for 1 hour.  When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Un-wrap the dough and slice into 1/3 inch rounds and place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.  Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
Lisa’s Notes: Gail Fuller from Raleigh won the NC Pecan Competition with these delicious Cheesy Pecan Cranberry Crisps.  If you love cheese straws, then you will enjoy this twist. Sweet and nutty with that rich cheese flavor.  Great recipe for the holidays and you can get 40-50 crisps out of one batch.

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