Mini Raspberry-Almond Swirls

Flaky crescent dough bakes up with a creamy almond filling and a sweet cherry center, all drizzled with luscious chocolate.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup slivered almonds
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened, cut into pieces
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1/8
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg yolk
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1/4
cup seedless red raspberry jam
24
fresh raspberries
3
tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon shortening

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In food processor, place sugar and almonds. Cover; process about 30 seconds or until almonds are finely ground. Add cream cheese, vanilla, almond extract and egg yolk. Cover; process about 10 seconds or until well blended.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: On lightly floured surface, unroll dough into 1 large rectangle. With floured rolling pin or fingers, roll or press dough into 12x9-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: On lightly floured surface, unroll dough into 1 large rectangle. With floured rolling pin or fingers, roll or press dough into 12x9-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over dough rectangle. With pizza cutter or knife, cut rectangle lengthwise into 2 narrow rectangles. Starting with cut edge, roll up each narrow dough rectangle (filling will be soft). With serrated knife, cut each roll into 12 slices; place cut side up in muffin cups.
  • 4 Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove rolls from oven. With handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each roll; spoon 1 teaspoon jam into each.
  • 5 Bake 2 to 4 minutes longer or until golden brown. Run knife around edge of each muffin cup to loosen. Remove rolls from cups; place on cooling racks.
  • 6 Place raspberry over jam on each roll. In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds, stirring once, until melted. Drizzle chocolate over warm rolls. Serve warm or cool. Store rolls in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In food processor, place sugar and almonds. Cover; process about 30 seconds or until almonds are finely ground. Add cream cheese, vanilla, almond extract and egg yolk. Cover; process about 10 seconds or until well blended.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: On lightly floured surface, unroll dough into 1 large rectangle. With floured rolling pin or fingers, roll or press dough into 12x9-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: On lightly floured surface, unroll dough into 1 large rectangle. With floured rolling pin or fingers, roll or press dough into 12x9-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over dough rectangle. With pizza cutter or knife, cut rectangle lengthwise into 2 narrow rectangles. Starting with cut edge, roll up each narrow dough rectangle (filling will be soft). With serrated knife, cut each roll into 12 slices; place cut side up in muffin cups.
  • 4 Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove rolls from oven. With handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each roll; spoon 1 teaspoon jam into each.
  • 5 Bake 2 to 4 minutes longer or until golden brown. Run knife around edge of each muffin cup to loosen. Remove rolls from cups; place on cooling racks.
  • 6 Place raspberry over jam on each roll. In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds, stirring once, until melted. Drizzle chocolate over warm rolls. Serve warm or cool. Store rolls in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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For a powdered sugar glaze, in small bowl, stir 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons water until smooth; drizzle over warm rolls.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Roll
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.