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Sugar-Crusted Almond Pastries

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 4 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Nothing but the best--butter, sugar and crescent dough--make for tasty pastries without all the work!

Bake-Off® Contest 37, 1996
Karla Kunoff
Bloomington, Indiana

Ingredients

2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
1/2
cup butter (do not use margarine)
2
cups slivered almonds
1 1/3
cups sugar

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough into 2 large rectangles. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; press over bottom to form crust. Press perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll both cans of dough. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; press over bottom to form crust.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds and sugar; cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until nuts just begin to brown. Spoon and spread mixture evenly over dough.
  • 4 Bake 11 to 16 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve warm or cool.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough into 2 large rectangles. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; press over bottom to form crust. Press perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll both cans of dough. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; press over bottom to form crust.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds and sugar; cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until nuts just begin to brown. Spoon and spread mixture evenly over dough.
  • 4 Bake 11 to 16 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve warm or cool.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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