Almond Fruit Crescent Coffee Cake

Refrigerated crescent rolls "doctored" with a rich almond filling become an impressive coffee cake to include in your holiday entertaining.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16

Ingredients

COFFEE CAKE

2/3
cup ground almonds
1/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
3/4
teaspoon almond extract
1/3
cup mixed candied fruit
2
(8-oz.) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

GLAZE

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
2
to 3 teaspoons milk

GARNISH

2
tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, combine ground almonds, sugar, flour, margarine, lemon peel and 3/4 teaspoon almond extract; blend well. Stir in candied fruit.
  • 2 Unroll dough; separate into 16 triangles. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon almond mixture on each triangle. Starting with shortest side of triangle, roll loosely to opposite point. Place 9 rolls, point side down, in spoke fashion in ungreased 9-inch pie pan. Place remaining 7 rolls, point sidedown, around edge of pan.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 20 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown and center is no longer doughy. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • 4 In small bowl, blend all glaze ingredients, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm coffee cake. Garnish with sliced almonds. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 serving
    Calories
    190
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    240mg
    240%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    22g
    22%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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