Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake

Almonds and apricots find the perfect pairing in this luscious cake with an easy braided top.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup almond paste, crumbled
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/3
cup apricot preserves
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
teaspoons milk
1
tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease or spray cookie sheet. In small bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in almond paste until well mixed.
  • 2 Unroll dough onto cookie sheet; press into 13x7-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Spoon cream cheese mixture lengthwise down center 1/3 of rectangle; spoon preserves on top of mixture.
  • 3 On each long side of dough rectangle, make cuts 1 inch apart to edge of filling. Fold opposite strips of dough over filling, and cross in center to make a braided appearance; seal ends.
  • 4 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 40 minutes.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth; drizzle over coffee cake. Garnish with sliced almonds. Serve warm or cool.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    190
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    170mg
    170%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    24g
    24%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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