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Vanilla Pecan Mashed Potato Canapes

Prep- 1 hr. 15 min. Yield: 200, 1-inch canapes
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Vanilla Pecan Mashed Potato Canapes


1  pouch Potato Pearls® EXCEL® Original Butter Mashed Potatoes, prepared
3 1/2  qt Water, hot (170°-190°F)
1  cup Butter, unsalted (½ lb)
1  cup Heavy cream
1  Tbsp Vanilla bean paste
2  cups Pecans, toasted, very finely chopped
200  each Cracker or toast
2  each Jalapeño peppers, candied, chopped


  1. Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions using 3-½ quarts of water instead of 4. Set aside.
  2. Heat butter, cream and vanilla in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot and butter has melted. Do not boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir butter mixture into potatoes with a whisk or a heavy spoon until fully incorporated.
  4. Pipe potatoes onto croutons, roll in toasted pecans, top with candied jalapeno and serve immediately.
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