Almond Danish Swirls

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Servings: 32 swirls
Prep Time: 53 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Moderate

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2   8-ounce cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped fine
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
6 ounce cream cheese, softened
1   egg white
1 teaspoon water

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
4 teaspoons milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract





In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, almond extract, and sugar until fluffy. Fold half of the chopped almonds into the cream cheese mixture. Separate 1 can of dough and assemble into 4 rectangles. Firmly press the perforations to seal. Press or roll each piece of dough to form a 7-by-4-inch rectangle, and spread each with about 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese filling to within 1/4 inch of the edges. Starting at the short end, roll each rectangle tightly into a cylinder. Repeat with the other can of dough and remaining filling.

Place on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while the rolls are chilling.

Remove from the refrigerator and cut each roll into 4 slices. Place 1/2 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. In a small bowl, combine the egg white with 1 teaspoon water. Brush over the swirls. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped almonds. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until light brown.

While the swirls are baking, combine the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Cool the swirls for 3 minutes on wire racks placed over a sheet of waxed paper. Drizzle the icing over the warm swirls.

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This is a wonderful recipe. I have made them for baby showers, family get togethers,and the such. I modified it a little though. I glaze the swirls then top with the almonds. It makes for a beautiful presentation. They are always a big hit and go fast! I recommend doubling the recipe if you are serving a large crowd. Thanks Paula!

By Amanda on January 29, 2011


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By Anonymous on November 13, 2009


I made this for a potluck at work, they were a big hit, next time I make them I am going to use flaky crescents. Thanks Connie

By Anonymous on October 29, 2009


I've made this recipe many times.I make these for people around the holidays and they are always a hit.

By marynj35 on September 18, 2009


I made these for a family get together. Everyone loved them! I should have made more because they were gone in no time.

By JESS142825 on August 07, 2009

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