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Hank's Hankerings: Chocolate Raspberry Crescent Ring

By Hank the Burro

  February 1, 2023 --

Chocolate Raspberry Crescent Ring

Prep: 25 min Total: 40 min

Ingredients: 6 Servings: 6



18 oz Pillsbury Crescent roll or Original Crescent Dough Sheet.

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 package (10 to 12 oz) frozen raspberries

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch



Heat oven to 350°F.

Spray  large  un-rimmed   cookie sheet with baking spray with flour. Or use parchment paper, Unroll dough on work surface. (If using crescent rolls, unroll dough on work surface and separate into 2 large rectangles. Overlap long sides to form 13x7-inch rectangle; firmly press edges and perforations to seal.)

In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and oil un- covered on High 2 minutes, stirring once, until mixture can be stirred smooth. Spread evenly on dough.

Starting with 1 long side of rectangle, roll up; pinch edge to seal.

With serrated knife, cut into 12 slices, wiping knife between cuts. Arrange slices on cookie sheet, seam side down, in a 7-inch diameter circle, leaning each slice against the previous one. Tuck last one un- der the first to complete the ring.

Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Using a large, flat spatula or fish turner, tip pan and slide the ring onto serving platter.

Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan, mix sugar, raspberries and 1/4 cup water; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Break up berries with spatula or wooden spoon if frozen together. Continue to cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until berries burst and mixture begins to boil vigorously. Combine corn- starch and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl. Stir into boiling mixture and continue to cook 2 minutes, or until mixture is very thick. Strain sauce through fine mesh strainer. Spoon 1/4 cup sauce over warm crescent ring. Serve with remaining sauce.

OPTIONAL: you can make the sauce a day ahead, just store in a microwavable container, and micro- wave uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds or until warm before pouring over the crescent ring. Don’t feel like straining? Just spoon the sauce straight from the pan over the finished ring. You won’t get the same smooth sauce, but you’ll get a big fiber boost!


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