Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
17 Mins
Bake Time
22 Mins
Makes 8 appetizer servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat almonds in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, 4 to 6 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375°. Cut pork into 1/2-inch cubes. Toss together pork and picadillo seasoning.

Step 3

Sauté onion and pepper in hot oil in skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add pork mixture, and sauté 6 minutes or until browned. Stir in raisins and lime juice, and cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Stir in almonds, cilantro, sour cream, and pepper.

Step 4

Unroll dough on a lightly floured surface. Gently stretch dough into a 14- x 12-inch rectangle. Spoon pork mixture onto dough, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border. Lightly brush edges of dough with egg, and roll up, starting at 1 long side and ending seam side down.

Step 5

Carefully place dough, seam side down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bring ends of roll together to form a ring, pinching edges together to seal. Lightly brush top and sides of dough with egg. Sprinkle with cumin seeds, if desired.

Step 6

Bake at 375° for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with salsa. Garnish, if desired.

Step 7

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Nueva Cocina Picadillo Beef Seasoning and Pillsbury Refrigerated Crusty French Loaf.

Step 8

To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed through Step Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap, and chill 2 hours. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

niki81's Review

September 20, 2009
I used the Pillsbury French loaf but I could not get it to make a 12.14 square! The pork mixture was fantastic, but we ended up making soft tacos with it because the French loaf didn't work out.

frogpond's Review

November 15, 2008
I've made this for three different occasions and it disappears every time. The last time I followed the make ahead steps, I was really worried when I put it in the oven, it looked soft and there was so much moisture, but it came through perfectly.