Christmas Crescent Ring

Recipe by Whisper
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    (8 ounce) packages crescent roll dough
  • 1
    (7 ounce) container pure almond paste
  • 14
    cup seedless red raspberry jam or 1/4 cup cherry jam
  • Glaze
  • 1 12
    tablespoons water
  • 14
    teaspoon almond extract
  • sugar dipped cherries and small pear (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Unroll crescent dough; separate along dough perforations into 16 triangles.
  • Overlap 8 dough triangles on prepared baking sheet, forming a 10-inch-diameter dough disk that looks like the sun with a hole in the middle.
  • Press edges together to seal the dough "disk".
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out almond paste between 2 sheets of waxed paper into a 9-inch diameter disk.
  • Place almond disk atop dough disk.
  • Spread jam over almond paste.
  • Using remaining 8 dough triangles, arrange second 10-inch diameter dough disk atop jam.
  • Pinch edges of dough disks to seal; tuck edges under.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  • While ring is baking, make glaze by stirring powdered sugar, water, and almond extract together in a medium bowl until smooth.
  • Drizzle half of glaze over warm crescent.
  • Let glaze set for 10 minutes and then drizzle remaining glaze over.
  • Decorate with sugar-dipped cherries and small pears, if desired.
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