Blueberry-Almond Crème Muffins

Start with easy Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers buttermilk biscuts for breakfast muffins with surprise layers of sweet cream cheese and blueberry preserves.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

Ingredients

4
oz cream cheese (half of 8-oz package), softened
1/2
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon pure almond extract
1/4
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2
cup blanched slivered almonds, finely chopped
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits)
3
tablespoons unsalted or salted butter, melted
1/4
cup blueberry preserves
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 8 regular-size muffin cups (2 3/4x1 1/4 inches) with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir cream cheese, 1/4 cup of the sugar, almond extract and vanilla until smooth and creamy; set aside.
  • 3 In medium shallow bowl, mix almonds and remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
  • 4 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Separate 1 biscuit into 3 layers. Brush 1 layer with melted butter. Firmly press layer, butter side down, into almond mixture, coating evenly. Place layer, almond side down, in bottom and up side of muffin cup. Fill with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture; spread evenly. Top with second biscuit layer; press edges of layers together. Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of the preserves onto middle of second layer. Brush third biscuit layer with melted butter; firmly press, butter side down, into almond mixture. Place third layer, almond side up, on second layer; press edge of third layer into edge of second layer.
  • 5 Repeat with remaining biscuits, refrigerating biscuits if dough becomes too soft to separate. Sprinkle any remaining almond mixture onto tops of biscuits.
  • 6 Bake 17 to 27 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove muffins from pan to cooling rack. Cool 15 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Muffin
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    2 1/2g
    2 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    590mg
    590%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    47g
    47%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    22g
    22%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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