The recipe I'm sharing today was one that was partly inspired by my Easy Apple and Cheese Danishes and Cinna-Minis. I love to use crescent rolls to come up with fun and easy desserts. Plus, these are desserts my family can easily make themselves without a whole lot of assistance from me if they want to whip up a little something sweet. We really loved these! The best thing about them is you can totally cater to what your family loves for a pie filling. There are just so many possibilities here. You could use Apple, Blueberry, Strawberry, Lemon and Chocolate pie fillings!
1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling (I like the kind with the extra cherries)
2 tubes crescent roll dough
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp. milk
Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray regular muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll individual crescent roll dough pieces and lay them in individual tins. Put the widest bit of the dough in the bottom. You may have to do this in two batches if you only have the one muffin tin.
Scoop pie filling into each crescent roll dough piece. Be generous with the pie filling. It's okay if a little seeps out during baking. I actually like when you can see the bit of pie filling bubbling out while baking. It also lets folks see what they are gonna be eating before then even bite into it. You want to bite into these and get a nice taste of the cherry filling. Because remember, the dough is really gonna puff up around these. A good 3 to 4 heaping tablespoons should work. I'm guessing about 6 or so cherries in each one. I think I could have even put more filling than in the ones you see here.
Start folding the dough around the filling as best you can. You should have three corners to pull in.
Again, leaving small open gaps are totally okay here. The filling doesn't have to be totally covered. The dough is gonna puff up.
Bake for about 13-14 minutes. Make sure the rolls are cooked all the way. You don't want to bite into these and still have some of the crescent roll be doughy and not totally baked. They should be fairly firm to the touch and have nice, tan-brown tops. 14 Minutes was just about right in my oven. They appeared done at the 12 minute mark but I let them go just a bit longer to make sure they were totally done.
Now for the glaze. In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until it is smooth reaches a desired consistency (I like mine a bit more on the thick side).
With a spoon, drizzle glaze over the warm bites. Note: I put my bites on a cooling rack with some wax paper underneath but you can drizzle the glaze on these while they are still in the muffin tin.
Now dig in!
Note: These also freeze very well!