Date Cream Cheese Pastries

Orange and dates are the perfect combination for these pastries made quick and simple with refrigerated crescent dough.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar , divided (2 and 4)
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup Sun-Maid Chopped Dates
  • 1 package (8 ounces) regular or low-fat refrigerated crescent type rolls
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • Directions:

    HEAT oven to 350F.  
    COMBINE cream cheese, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, zest and vanilla in a small bowl, using a fork to mix until smooth.  
    STIR in dates.  
    SEPARATE dough into 8 triangles and place on an ungreased baking sheet.  
    Spoon a heaping tablespoonful of date mixture onto the shortest side of each triangle.  
    ROLL UP, starting at short side and rolling to opposite point.  Curve rolls slightly into a crescent shape.
    BAKE 14 minutes or until pastries are golden brown.  
    REMOVE from baking sheet to a wire rack.
    In a small bowl  MIX remaining 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth.
    DRIZZLE over warm or cool pastries.  
    Pastries can be reheated in 350F oven for about 5 minutes.

    Makes 8 servings.

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