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Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Muffins

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8

No batter needed for these pie-inspired breakfast pastries with a flaky crescent base and creamy Danish-like filling. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3
tablespoons packed light brown sugar
3
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
4
oz cream cheese, softened
3
tablespoons canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (8 rolls)
2
tablespoons butter

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar and 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In another small bowl, mix 4 oz cream cheese, softened, 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar mixture and 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix).
  • 3
    Unroll 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls on work surface; press perforations to seal. Cut dough into 8 squares. Cut each of the squares into 5 rows by 4 rows to make 20 mini squares each.
  • 4
    Melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add 20 mini squares crescent dough to bottom and halfway up side of each muffin cup; brush butter on each square as an adhesive.
  • 5
    Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of the brown sugar mixture on top of crescent dough in each. Layer with about 1 tablespoon pumpkin cream cheese mixture, using all of mixture, and top with another 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar mixture, using mixture up.
  • 6
    Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t have pumpkin pie spice? Ground cinnamon is an easy swap.
  • Prepare the night before; cover and refrigerate until morning, then uncover and bake.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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