Apr 1, 2015

Creamy Fruit Brunch Crescents


 After making kolaches the other day, I had some of the delicious fruit and cream cheese fillings left over. They made the best filled crescent rolls!

These cream cheese and fruit crescents would be perfect to serve at an Easter or Mother's Day brunch.


Creamy Fruit Brunch Crescents

Ingredients:
  • 1 can (8 count) crescent rolls
  • fillings of choice, such as canned pie filling, cream cheese filling (below), apricot filling (below)
  • 1 egg (for egg wash, optional)
  • sparkling sugar (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. If using egg wash, lightly whisk egg with 2 teaspoons water in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Unroll crescents and place four on each lined cookie sheet. Spread about a teaspoon of cream cheese filling on each crescent. Spread about a teaspoon of fruit filling on each crescent, keeping most of it on the wider section.


3. Roll as for crescent rolls, ending with the small point of dough under the roll. Shape roll into rounded crescent shape. Brush lightly with egg wash and sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if desired. Bake until golden brown. Remove cookie sheet from oven and slide parchment holding rolls onto wire rack. Let cool. Refrigerate leftovers. 


Notes:  You can make the fillings a day or two ahead of time and refrigerate. I used canned cherry pie filling for the cherry crescents, and ran it through my food processor for a few seconds to chop up the cherries so there wouldn't be big lumps in the crescent dough. All of the fillings make more than enough for just 8 crescent rolls. You could easily make a double or triple batch of rolls.



Apricot Filling
6 oz. dried apricots
3/4 cup orange juice
6 tablespoons sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
In small covered saucepan, simmer apricots in orange juice until tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Drain apricots; discard juice. Pour apricots, sugar, and lemon juice into food processor and blend until fairly smooth and of desired consistency. Refrigerate leftovers. Keeps for several days.

Cream Cheese Filling
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla OR 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Mix all ingredients until smooth and well-combined. Refrigerate leftovers.




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43 comments:

  1. These look and sound delicious!! Thanks for the recipe! Pinned ;)

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  2. Joy, these look so good! I think I'm going to make them this Sunday. Thanks!

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  3. Joy, those looks so delicious! Amara asked to be in charge of the crescent rolls on Easter -- I should send this to her!

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  4. Joy,

    These Creamy Fruit Brunch Crescents look so delicious. They would be perfect for breakfast or a treat with my coffee. I have made similar crescents with peanut butter and chocolate for my kids but I love fruit and will have to try these too. YUM!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread

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  5. Joy,

    These Creamy Fruit Brunch Crescents look so delicious. They would be perfect for breakfast or a treat with my coffee. I have made similar crescents with peanut butter and chocolate for my kids but I love fruit and will have to try these too. YUM!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread

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  6. These are beauties! I love how the sparkling sugar really turns them into a true pastry. Pinned to try soon!

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  7. Oh Joy, these are delish looking and easy too! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous recipe. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  8. This sounds so good, thank you for sharing!

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  9. These look delightful Joy Pinned and shared

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  10. These look great Joy! Will have to try making them.

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  11. These look perfect for Easter brunch and totally want to try. Thanks Joy! :)

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  12. I think my adult children would love these. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  13. I'd never have thought to customize those crescent rolls like this. They look pretty amazing.

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  14. I've pinned these and look forward to making them. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  15. These look so delicious. It has been probably about 20 years since I've had these with either strawberry or cherry pie filling. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. These look wonderful! They are also attractive and would look beautiful to serve. :)

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  17. Yummm! Sounds so good! Thank you for linking up at Idea Box!

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  18. Holy moly these look amazing!! Just in time to make it on my Easter brunch menu. Thanks for joining us at Idea Box! We love having you, and can't wait to see what goodness you bring us next week!

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  19. Oh my these look wonderful!!



    Thanks for stopping by Friday Features to share!!

    Wishing you and your family Happy Easter!!!
    Karren
    xoxo

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  20. Hi there! Visiting from Craft Frenzy Friday. These looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  21. These look so yummy! Sound easy to make too. They would be perfect for Easter brunch. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  22. These sound so delicious! I love that the filling can be made ahead of time making this a quick (and yummy) recipe to throw together for breakfast. Hope you have a great Easter weekend!

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  23. Those look absolutely delicious! I want one right now!!!

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  24. Yum! I love anything like this! fruity and quick and easy!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. Oh these do look and sound delicious. How can I resist - pinning. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time this week. Cathy

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  26. Hi Joy,
    Your Creamy Fruit Brunch Crescents look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  27. Wow these look delicious. I've had a massive sweet tooth lately and I think these might hit the spot. I've been looking for a reason to try out making croissants from scratch and I think I'll use your fillings to make them sweet :)

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  28. These look like an easy, yet delicious treat! Will have to try these! Thanks for sharing! ~ Vickie

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  29. I can just imaging tucking into these when they are nice and hot!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  30. Quick, easy & yummy!! Many thanks for linking up with Share It Link Party!!

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  31. These look delicious Joy. Now another recipe I've read makes sense when talking about crescents rolls. I could just eat one now.

    Late to the party but joining Treasure box Tuesdays.

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  32. This looks delicious! Thanks for partying with us at Pretty Pintastic Party, where every post gets pinned! Sarah, Sarah Sofia Productions

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  33. Hi Joy, just hopping back to let you know that I am featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  34. This looks wonderful Joy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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  35. Oh my goodness, I see something similar in the bakery isle at the grocery store all the time but these look so much more fresh and inviting ;) Thank you for sharing your tasty recipes with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. And you always take the best photos!

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  36. These crescents look wonderful, Joy! I love those things where you make them once, and then you can use them twice or more - like your fillings. :) Although I'm thinking they'd taste good just on a spoon too! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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  37. Hello beautiful! Just stopping by to let you know that your crescents were Amber's favorite at our last party and we will be featuring it at Monday’s party! Happy dance time! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  38. Looks delicious lovely fruit crescents, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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  39. What a wonderful idea, Joy! Your Creamy Fruit Brunch Crescents look so good! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning and I'll be featuring your post at this week's hop :-)

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  40. How beautiful and delicious do these look! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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