Yield: 32 servings
|1 cup||Butter or margarine|
|3 ounces||Cream cheese|
|1 teaspoon||Lemon juice|
|1 teaspoon||Ground cinnamon|
|½ cup||Dried cherries|
Cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add 3 tablespoons honey and mix well. Mix in flour until dough holds together. Form into a ball, wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or longer.
Divide dough in 4; on a floured board roll each portion into a 9-inch circle. Combine 2 tablespoons honey and lemon juice; mix well. Brush dough with honey mixture; sprinkle ¼ teaspoon cinnamon over entire surface. Combine almonds and dried cherries; drizzle remaining honey over mixture and mix well. Spread ¼ of almonds mixture onto circle of dough, stopping ½-inch from outer edge. Cut into 8 triangular pieces. Roll from wide outer edge toward tip. Gently bend both ends to form a crescent. Place on oiled parchment paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate 20 mins. or longer. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Bake at 350 degrees F 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on racks.
Freezing tip: For longer storage, package unfrozen crescents in freezer-safe container or bags and freeze until ready to bake.
Submitted By DAN KLEPACH On 08-14-95