A few years ago we were visiting my mother-in-law in Oregon and my niece and her family were there too. She made these for breakfast one morning and we couldn't stop eating them. They were so delicious. Plate full, after plate full, she kept serving them and we kept eating them. (If I remember correctly we even went to the store and had her make a second batch before we headed back to California) This is just one of those special breakfast treats that every sweet tooth will love. They are best served right from the oven (I don't like them much when they get cold, but they are really that good that I'll eat them anyways).
So, for Mother's Day this year we decided to go to lunch and an Angel game with my entire family. My mom, dad, brother, sister and all of their respected families. We had the whole gang together. We ate at TGIFriday's and then headed to the game. But, in my attempt to stay on the Dave Ramsey budget, spend little to nothing and pay off debt like crazy, I decided to bake these delicious Almond Danish Swirls and give a little bag to my mother, my sister and my sister-in-law. It was just a little treat to say, I love you!
|These are the cute gift bags I gave the special MOMS|
in my life! Happy Mother's Day!
Almond Danish Swirls
shared to me by my niece Shawna (but I believe this is a Paula Dean recipe)
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped finely
2 cans crescent dinner rolls
1 egg white
1 tsp water
1/2 cup sugar
4 tsp milk
1/2 tsp almond extract
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, almond extract, and sugar until fluffy. Fold half of the almonds into the cream cheese mixture. Separate dough into rectangles and firmly press the perforation to seal. Press or roll each piece of dough and spread with about 2 tbsp of cream cheese mixture. Start at the short end, roll each rectangle tightly into a cylinder.
Place on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 30 minutes or overnight. (I like to prepare the night before and then it's a piece of cake to pop them in the oven in the morning for breakfast).
When ready, preheat oven to 350, remove from refrigerator and cut each roll into several slices (about 4 to 6 slices from each roll). Place on an ungreased baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine the egg white and 1 tsp water, brush over the swirls. Sprinkle with the remaining almonds. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until lightly brown.
While the swirls are baking, combine the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Cool swirls for 3 minutes on wire racks then drizzle the glaze over the warm swirls and serve.
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