Tuesday, November 22, 2011

last minute thanksgiving idea: pumpkin pie croissants

If you need to bring something to Thanksgiving dinner and have nothing to make, I'm about to save your life.

This will cost you well under 10 dollars, and take less than 30 minutes of your time.

Pumpkin Pie Croissants

What you need:
  • Packages of crescent rolls [Each normally makes about 8, so plan accordingly depending on the amount of people at dinner. They'll probably want two!]
  • One package of ready-to-make Jello brand Pumpkin Pudding [should make 3 packages worth of croissants]
  • Cinnamon sugar to sprinkle
What you do:
  1. Make the pudding accordingly. It only takes a couple minutes of mixing together the powder and water in a big bowl.
  2. Open the crescent rolls and place them on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Spread the pudding over the croissant portions. Don't make it too thick, but don't go too easy on it either. My picture shows what I did, but I could have added a little more. [Normally about a spoon-full on each croissant]
  4. Roll up the croissants
  5. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the croissants as you like. [I say the more, the better, but it depends on how dessert-y you want it to be.]
  6. Bake about 13 minutes at 375 degrees, as the croissant packages say.
  7. Enjoy!

I've seen this recipe get more complicated with real pumpkin filling, spices, etc, but this is so easy! I couldn't stop eating them!

If you make them, let me know! Share a picture! Happy early Thanksgiving!


PS: If you're not crunched for time/money, you could always try the Cherpumple! ;)

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