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Crescent Hot Cross Buns

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Crescent Hot Cross Buns
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 8
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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 Mar 13, 2020

Ingredients

Buns

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Add a little extra color and a twist of flavor by substituting diced dried fruit for the raisins.
  • tip 2
    Have little hands help you drizzle the cross shape on top of each bun!
  • tip 3
    For added flavor, add a pinch of cinnamon to the raisin mixture and stir before filling crescents.

Nutrition Information

140 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 20g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

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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