Savory Crescents with Brie, Apples and Date-Berry Sauce

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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. The recipe give you lots of leftover date-cranberry sauce to enjoy on top of cooked chicken, toast, or over creamy yogurt.

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Savory Crescents with Brie, Apples and Date-Berry Sauce
Copyright 2017 by Lauren Bradford (aka The Food Puzzler)
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Prep time: 1 hour
Baking time: approximately 10 minutes
Makes: 8 Crescents plus 2 cups date-Berry sauce

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INGREDIENTS:
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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
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STEPS:
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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!

 

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