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Crescent Hot Cross Buns

Crescent Hot Cross Buns
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 8
Take a shortcut this Easter on time—but not taste—with these Crescent Hot Cross Buns! Raisins and lemon peel add flavor to the buttery-soft rolls, and a simple icing ‘X’ on top gives each bun its classic appearance (and a hint of sweetness). Whether you serve these for Easter dinner or brunch, they’re sure to fly off the table.
Updated March 13, 2020
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

Buns

  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel, if desired

Icing

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons milk

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough and separate into 8 triangles.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix raisins and lemon peel; spoon about 1 teaspoon raisin mixture onto short side of each triangle. Gently wrap corners of dough over filling and roll to opposite point; pinch to seal. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; place on wire rack. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough milk until smooth and drizzling consistency. With spoon, drizzle icing in cross shape on top of each bun.

  • Add a little extra color and a twist of flavor by substituting diced dried fruit for the raisins.
  • Have little hands help you drizzle the cross shape on top of each bun!
  • For added flavor, add a pinch of cinnamon to the raisin mixture and stir before filling crescents.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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