Mini Raspberry-Almond Swirls

Mini Raspberry-Almond Swirls

Sweet pinwheels made from crescent dough get dressed up with almonds and raspberries, all topped with a chocolate swirl.

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cup sugar
cup slivered almonds
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened, cut into pieces
teaspoon vanilla
teaspoon almond extract
egg yolk
can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
cup seedless red raspberry jam
fresh raspberries, if desired
tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
teaspoon shortening
  1. Heat oven to 375┬░F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In food processor, place sugar and almonds. Cover; process about 30 seconds or until almonds are finely ground. Add cream cheese, vanilla, almond extract and egg yolk. Cover; process about 10 seconds or until well blended.
  2. On lightly floured surface, unroll dough into 1 large rectangle. With floured rolling pin or fingers, roll or press dough into 12x9-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
  3. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over dough rectangle. With pizza cutter or knife, cut rectangle lengthwise into 2 narrow rectangles. Starting with cut edge, roll up each narrow dough rectangle (filling will be soft). Repeat with remaining half. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 12 slices; place cut side up in muffin cups.
  4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove rolls from oven. With handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each roll; spoon 1 teaspoon jam into each.
  5. Bake 2 to 4 minutes longer or until golden brown. Run knife around edge of each muffin cup to loosen. Remove rolls from cups; place on cooling racks.
  6. Place 1 raspberry over jam on each roll. In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds, stirring once, until melted. Drizzle chocolate over warm rolls. Serve warm or cool. Store rolls in refrigerator.
Makes 24 rolls
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For a powdered sugar glaze, in small bowl, stir 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons water until smooth; drizzle over warm rolls.
Substitute your favorite variety of jam and fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Roll)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 85mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 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:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.