With the holidays quickly approaching us, wouldn’t it be nice to have some staple ingredients in the house to pull together for the unexpected or expected overnight guests. I am preparing for both overnight and Thanksgiving guests this year and I hope to share with you as I go the many make ahead or have on hand recipes I fix.
My all time favorite is my neighbor’s Monkey Bread but you really need to do those the night before.
Next time you are at the grocery pick up these 3 ingredients that will stay in the fridge for a while (if you look at the expiration dates).
8oz tube of crescent dough
4 oz cream cheese (I use low fat)
Jam flavor of your choice
Thanks to the magazine Taste of Home my family was pleasantly surprised one sunday morning when I woke up just a little earlier than everyone else.
Unroll the crescent dough and separate into 4 rectangles. Seal perforations; cut each in half, making 8 squares.
Beat 4 oz cream cheese with 1/4 c. confectioners’ sugar, spread 1 TBsp diagonally across each square. Top with 1 TBsp. Jam (they used raspberry and I only had strawberry).
Pinch opposite corners of dough over filling to seal. Bake on Parchment paper-lined baking sheets at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
I actually forgot this next step and they looked and tasted delicious.
with 2 tsp of milk, drizzle over danishes. Makes 8. Serve warm or at room temperature.
How delicious would these be with a flavored coffee or tea, don’t forget to sign up for the Torani Flavored Syrup Giveaway.