Recently, I was chosen to host a My Get Together party from the General Mills Pssst Network. If you have never heard of this program, it's sort of like Houseparty.com. If chosen, they send you a box of "goodies" to host a theme party. Any excuse to gather and eat is good in my book!
One of the requirements is that they ask you to make a few recipes using the featured product, which happened to be Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough. My recipes included: Bacon Cheese Tartlets (BACON, I know, right?), Veggie Pizza and Cherry Cheese Strudel Braid. Through the whole party, everyone kept asking me what they were all made of - Crescent rolls! Many people are not aware of how versatile the dough is. Rolls, appetizers, breakfasts, dinners and desserts - you can use it everywhere! Which recipe was a hit? The Strudel! Do you want to know how good it was? I made one braid for the party. Before we knew it, we chowed down the entire thing! So, I had to run to the grocery store and get more supplies. I decided I should make TWO for the party...yes...they were THAT yummy (I did use homemade strawberry preserves instead of the cherry.) Unless you tell them, no one would ever guess it was made with Crescent rolls...and so, SO simple! It was the easiest recipe I made.
Here it is for you to try.
1 8 oz. can Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls or 1 8oz. can Pillsbury crescent recipe creations dough
1/4 c. cream cheese spread (from 8 oz. tub)
1/3 c. cherry preserves (I used strawberry)
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 to 3 t. milk
1/4 t. almond extract
1. Heat oven to 375. Spray large cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
2. If using crescent rolls: unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. Place dough on cookie sheet; overlap long sides to form 13x7 " rectangle. Firmly press perforations and edges to seal. If using dough sheet: unroll dough; cut into 2 long rectangles. Place dough on cookie sheet; overlap long sides to form 13x7 " rectangle. Firmly press edges to seal.
3. Spread cream cheese in 2 inch wide strip lengthwise down center of cough. Top with preserves. Make cuts 1 inch on each side of rectangle just to edge of filling. Alternating from side to side, fold cut strips of dough at an angle halfway across filling, slightly overlapping ends. Tres facile! 4. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool at least 15 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk and almond extract., adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency; mix well. Drizzle over warm coffee braid. Store in the refrigerator.
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Prize: 1 self adjusting Pillsbury apron
1 Crescent/Pizza recipe book includes coupons
1 $.75 coupon for Crescent rolls
(which makes them a good deal if you find them already on sale)
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Good Luck and Happy Baking!
Good Luck and Happy Baking!