From Coco Cooks
30 minutes total time
15 minute prep time
15 minute cook time
- 2 cups applesauce
- 1 cup blanched slivered almonds
- 2 packages Pillsbury® Crescent Butterflake 8ct
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for whipped cream
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for garnish
- Nonstick spray for waffle iron
- In a glass mixing bowl with an immersion blender, or a stand mixer with a whisk, whip the heavy whipping cream, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and cardamom until cream forms stiff peaks. Set aside and refrigerate until serving.
- Take a dry skillet. On med high heat gently toast the blanched slivered almonds, while stirring constantly. Do not over toast or burn. The almonds should turn a light golden color and emit a toasty aroma. Remove from heat immediately. They will continue to toast on hot dry skillet, so be sure not to burn.
- Heat waffle iron.
- Place setting for browning to medium (if your appliance has such a setting).
- Carefully unroll Pillsbury crescents into two large squares (4 crescents per square). Keep intact.
- Spray the iron with nonstick spray.
- Place one layer of crescents square on heated waffle iron.
- Add a few tablespoons of applesauce, and a handful of toasted almonds on one half of the square.
- Fold the other half over and lightly press edges.
- Close the waffle iron and heat until the appliance signifies the waffle is cooked.
- Remove from iron.
- With a serrated knife cut into rectangular squares. Depending on the shape of the waffle iron, you may not get a perfect square or circle, but use the waffle ridges as your cutting guide to make the rectangular bites.
- Dust with powdered sugar, and top with more additional toasted almonds.
- Serve with cardamom whipped cream and additional applesauce.
I used homemade applesauce, but if you can't use homemade, buy a thicker applesauce.
Due to shape or cut of waffle iron, and the crescents, it may be irregular, but you can cut the bites using the ridges as a guide.
Wipe the waffle iron between each batch with a damp paper towel, in case any filling leaks out.
Use a nonstick spray.
You can keep the waffle bites warm in a warming oven (200 degrees), on a cookie sheet until all the batches are made and ready to serve.