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Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Potato Pastries


  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each ) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine sweet potato, cream cheese, brown sugar and orange zest. Unroll crescent dough and separate into 4 rectangles; press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle into 4 triangles. Repeat with remaining dough. Place 1 teaspoon potato filling in center of each triangle. Fold dough over filling and pinch seams to seal.
  • 2. Place 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Brush pastries with butter; coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 88 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


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