Lemon Nut Crescents Recipe
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Lemon Nut Crescents Recipe

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"For an evening snack or even for breakfast, these nutty pastries, made from convenient crescent rolls, are terrific," relates field editor Carolyn Kyzer from Alexander, Arkansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon thawed lemonade concentrate

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 225 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into eight triangles. Spread with 1 tablespoon butter. Combine nuts and lemon peel; sprinkle over dough. Roll into crescents. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the sugar, sour cream, lemonade concentrate and remaining butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Brush over warm rolls. Yield: 8 rolls.
Originally published as Lemon Nut Crescents in Taste of Home June/July 2001, p63

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