Almond Blue Cheese Fritters

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Ingredients

3 ounces blue cheese
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup slivered California Almonds
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup flour for rolling dough
1 (15 ounce) package ready-made pie crust containing 2 pie crusts (Pillsbury®)
2 tablespoons slivered California Almonds
oil for frying

Directions

Blend blue cheese, cream, 1/4 cup slivered almonds and red bell pepper in a food processor.

Sprinkle countertop with flour and unroll the two pie crusts. Cut 8 (2x3-inch) rectangles out of each crust.   Place 1 tablespoon filling each on 8 rectangles. Cover them with the remaining 8 rectangles.

Pinch small points in the corners, middle and ends to seal the edges. The packet will have 8 small points. Press the remaining 2 tablespoons almonds onto the top of the fritters.

Heat oil to 350 degrees F and fry the fritters one at a time for about 1 minute or until they are golden. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.