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Author Notes: These crescents are a great way to turn leftovers into a light meal or snack. Homemade Date-Berry sauce gives these Apple-Brie bites a rich and mildly tart bite. —Lauren Bradford
- 30 pieces Dates, pitted and chopped small
- 12 ounces Whole cranberries (1 bag)
- 1/2 cup Brewed black, chai, or pumpkin spiced tea
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- 2 Star Anise
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
- 1 Tube Crescent rolls of choice
- 8 Slices Brie
- 1/4 cup Blueberries
- 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced thin
- Bring the cranberries, dates, vanilla, tea and spices to a boil, then simmer until the cranberries have burst and the dates are softened, and the mixture thickens slightly.
- Remove the cinnamon and star anise, and cool. Then, pulse the mixture in a food processor.
- Next, line a sheet pan with parchment, pop the crescent roll tube and lay out the pieces onto the sheet pan.
- Lay one to two slices of apple on each crescent, depending on the thickness. Divide the Brie and blueberries among the 8 crescent pieces.
- Place 2 tablespoons of the date-cranberry mixture into each crescent, then roll each crescent. I usually roast the rest of the apple slices for a snack, they usually fit on the same sheet pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, rotate once and watch carefully as you might need to add or decrease the time to melt the Brie and get a golden color on the rolls. Enjoy!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Dates