Cinnamon Apple Crescent Braid

Golden crescent rolls are braided around a sweetened cream cheese and cinnamon apple filling in this pretty Cinnamon Apple Crescent Braid that can be served as breakfast or a dessert!

Golden crescent rolls are braided around a sweetened cream cheese and cinnamon apple filling in this pretty Cinnamon Apple Crescent Braid that can be served as breakfast or a dessert!

I love cooking with crescent rolls.  I haven't mastered a homemade version yet, so I'm perfectly happy using the packaged kind until I do. They a super convenient and can be used in so many ways.  (And no, this isn't a paid promotion or anything, I just love them in all their soft, golden glory!)

Crescent rolls are like a blank palette when it comes to cooking.  Sure they're fabulous as is, rolled up in their pretty little crescent shape and served as a side, but they are also amazing incorporated into your recipes!  You can add them to savory recipes and sweet ones, too, making them super versatile.

Golden crescent rolls are braided around a sweetened cream cheese and cinnamon apple filling in this pretty Cinnamon Apple Crescent Braid that can be served as breakfast or a dessert!

One of my favorite ways to use crescent rolls it to make a braid.  It's super easy and the end result is always so pretty!  This time around I decided to stuff my braid with some classic Fall flavors.  I've been looooving the cooler weather that has finally made an appearance in Florida and I was feeling like some cinnamon apples would be a perfect choice.  Cinnamon always reminds me of Fall!

To complement the buttery cinnamon apples I added some creamy sweetened cream cheese.  I added cinnamon to the cream cheese, too, because I wanted the cinnamon flavor to really shine.

Golden crescent rolls are braided around a sweetened cream cheese and cinnamon apple filling in this pretty Cinnamon Apple Crescent Braid that can be served as breakfast or a dessert!

Let me tell you, friends, the end result was so darn good!  The pillowy crescent rolls, the cinnamon spiced apples, the sweet cream cheese....I could have eaten the whole thing!

I only used one package of crescent rolls to make a smaller cinnamon apple braid, but you could easily double the recipe to serve a larger group.  As is, the recipe served our family of four for breakfast.



My friend in the Feast & Devour Cooking Club made recipes using cinnamon this month, too!  Check out these yummy cinnamon recipes!


The Best Cinnamon Rolls from Cooking with Curls
Cinnamon Apple Crescent Braid from The Two Bite Club
Easy Apple Cinnamon Turnovers from It Bakes Me Happy


Yield: 6 servings   Author:

Cinnamon Apple Crescent Braid


Golden crescent rolls are braided around a sweetened cream cheese and cinnamon apple filling in this pretty pastry that can be served as breakfast or a dessert!
prep time: cook time: total time: 35 MIN

INGREDIENTS


2 apples, peeled, cored, peeled, and diced
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 package crescent rolls

INSTRUCTIONS


1. In a small bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.  Set aside.

2. In a medium skillet, saute the apples, sugar, and cinnamon in butter for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until golden.

3. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (parchment paper helps to keep the bottom from burning). Unroll the crescent dough and separate into 16 pre-cut triangles. Arrange the crescent rolls on the cookie sheet with the wide edges of each triangle overlapping in the middle, 8 crescent rolls on each side of the pan. Pinch the seam together in the middle.

4. Spoon the cream cheese mixture down the center of the crescent rolls. Fold the crescent rolls over the filling, alternating from side to side to form the "braid." Bake for 20-25 minutes.




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