Slivered almonds add delicious crunch and sweetness to these irresistible cinnamon-scented pastries.


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TOTAL TIME: 0:55
PREP: 0:20
LEVEL: Moderate
YIELD: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 c. slivered almonds
  • 4 oz. almond paste
  • 6 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 package unbaked crescent rolls
  • 1 stick butter
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp. whole milk

 

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir almonds, almond paste, brown sugar, and cinnamon to combine. Set aside.

2) Working on a sheet of parchment, unroll 1 package of crescent-roll dough to a rectangle and smooth seams. Evenly spread half the butter over dough and then sprinkle with half the almond mixture. Beginning on one long side, tightly roll up dough. Slice into 6 pieces. Repeat with remaining dough, butter, and almond mixture.

3) Spray two 6-cavity muffin tins with cooking spray. Place a bun in each cavity and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

4) Remove pans from oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Transfer buns to a wire rack, drizzle with icing, and serve immediately.

Bon Appetit