Orange-Almond Stuffed Crescents

recipe

Yield:

Makes 32 rolls

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Bake: 17 Minutes

Ingredients

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
4 (8-oz.) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 (16-oz.) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
1 egg
1 teaspoon water
Additional sliced almonds (optional)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice

Preparation

1. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating until combined. Add egg yolk, beating until blended.

2. Stir orange rind into cranberry sauce.

3. Separate crescent rolls into 32 triangles. Spoon 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture onto short end of each triangle. Top with 1 tsp. cranberry sauce mixture, and sprinkle evenly with almonds. Fold long ends over filling, tucking edges under. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.

4. Stir together 1 egg and water; brush over unbaked crescents. Sprinkle with additional sliced almonds, if desired.

5. Bake at 350° for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden. Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp. orange juice; drizzle over baked crescents. Serve warm.

November 2006
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