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Crescent Christmas Tree

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Decorate your own edible Christmas tree – glazed rolls baked with Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls and decorated with candied cherries.

Ingredients

Bread

2
(8-oz.) cans Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
2
tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
2
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon cinnamon

Glaze

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

Garnish

Red and green candied cherries, halved

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Separate dough into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. Spread rectangles with margarine. In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over rectangles.
  • 2 Starting at shorter side, roll up each rectangle; seal edge. Cut each roll crosswise into 3 equal slices. Place slices, cut side down, on greased cookie sheet to form tree shape. Begin with 1 slice for top; arrange 2 slices just below, with sides touching. Continue arranging a row of 3 slices, then a row of 4 slices. Use remaining 2 slices for trunk.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; carefully remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  • 4 In small bowl, blend all glaze ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over warm tree. Garnish with candied cherry halves. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Separate dough into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. Spread rectangles with margarine. In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over rectangles.
  • 2 Starting at shorter side, roll up each rectangle; seal edge. Cut each roll crosswise into 3 equal slices. Place slices, cut side down, on greased cookie sheet to form tree shape. Begin with 1 slice for top; arrange 2 slices just below, with sides touching. Continue arranging a row of 3 slices, then a row of 4 slices. Use remaining 2 slices for trunk.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; carefully remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  • 4 In small bowl, blend all glaze ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over warm tree. Garnish with candied cherry halves. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

To reduce the fat in each serving by about 2 grams, use Pillsbury Reduced Fat Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls.

Adorn the rolls with an icing garland and arrange the red and green cherries like ornaments or lights. Serve your masterpiece in a shallow basket or on a silver tray lined with a holiday napkin.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 roll
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
13g
13%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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