Crescent Hot Cross Buns

A must for Easter, and so easy to make using a can of crescent rolls.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Buns

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

Icing

1/4
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 teaspoons milk

  • 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.

Expert Tips

Add a little extra color and a twist of flavor by substituting diced dried fruit and raisin mixture for the raisins.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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