Crisp Almond Crescent Rolls Filled with Sour Cherry Marmalade

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  • 4½ cups plain flour
  • 1¼ cups golden caster sugar
  • 150g (a little bit more than half of the bar or a little bit more than one stick) of unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 400g jar of sour cherry marmalade (I used my mom’s home-made cherry purée)
  • 2 tsp natural almond extract
  • some more flour for working surface
  • icing sugar in a shaker


  • 3 large baking trays lined with baking paper
  • rolling pin
  • plastic knife


  • 1. Combine flour, sugar and baking powder, add also eggs and butter and mix and knead the dough until well combined and smooth.
  • 2. Divide into 5 portions.
  • 3. Shape each one into a ball and roll out on floured surface until about 3-4mm thick.

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4. Cut across 4 times to create 8 triangles (they don’t have to be perfect).

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5. Top each triangle with a little bit of marmalade on the wider end, roll to create crescent rolls, seal the ends, give them moon shape and place on a baking tray.

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6. Repeat the same with other dough portions.

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  • 7. Make sure not to place rolls too close to each other as they will increase the size while baking.
  • 8. Bake in the oven preheated to 180°C (356°F) for about 20 minutes.
  • 9. Remove from the oven, dust with icing sugar and leave to cool down completely.

Makes 40 small crescent rolls.


Store in air tight container for couple of days, just like any other home-made cookies.

Looking for more cherry & almond combo recipes?

You may enjoy then Nigella’s Bakewell slices from Cook Sister.

Your thoughts…

  1. Oh this looked so yummy. Recipe n instructions are simple too! I will try making this. Thanks for sharing! Cheers / karen

  2. Looks great, croissant-shapes rolls :)!

  3. I love the idea of the crescents being crisp and the lovely filling that will be a surprise as one bites into it.

  4. Yum these remind me of the Finnish rolls I sometimes make with either savoury or sweet filling. Delicious!

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