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Crescent roll apple Danish braid
The link below this recipe also has about 17 different treats you can make with a leftover can of crescent roll dough, anything from sweet to savory.


·         1 (8 oz.) tube, crescent dough sheet

·         4 oz. cream cheese

·         1/4 c. granulated sugar, divided

·         1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, divided

·         2 c. (about 2 medium) fresh apples, peeled and thinly sliced

·         2 tsp. corn starch

·         2 Tbsp. turbinado or raw sugar


·         1 c. powdered sugar

·         3 Tbsp. cream cheese

·         1-2 Tbsp. milk


1.      Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.      On parchment paper, roll out the crescent dough, and pinch together any holes or perforations.

3.      In a bowl, cream together the 4 oz. of cream cheese, 2 Tbsp. of sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Spread into the center of the dough, leaving about 4″ on each side. Using kitchen shears or a knife, cut diagonal 1″strips along the sides of the dough.

4.      Peel and slice apples. In a bowl, add the remaining 2 Tbsp of sugar, the cornstarch, and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and mix together to coat the apples. Pour the apple mixture over the center cream cheese area of the dough.

5.      Gently fold over each end of the dough on to the apples, and fold in each strip of the dough, until all the apples are encased. In a small bowl, stir together the turbinado or raw sugar granules with the remaining 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the braided pastry. Bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes.

6.      While pastry is baking, mix together the glaze by creaming together the powdered sugar, cream cheese, and milk. Mix until smooth.

7.      When breakfast braid comes out of the oven, drizzle with glaze. Slice and serve

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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

Another simple recipe to keep on hand while the kids are home from school! These Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups are the best thing to happen to sliced bread since….sliced bread!

20 slices white bread, crusts removed

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

2/3 cup melted butter

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

One at a time, roll out each slice of bread until flattened.

In a medium sized bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla and 1/4 cup of sugar.

In a small bowl, combine remaining 3/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon, and set aside.

Divide cream cheese mixture and spread on each slice of bread (about 1 Tbsp./slice).

Roll up each slice.

Dip each roll in melted butter so that it’s fully covered.

Roll in cinnamon sugar mix.

Arrange, seam-side down, on baking sheet.

Bake for 15 – 18 minutes until rolls start to puff.

Serve warm.

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