Ring Around the Cranberries {Recipe}


I am a terrible baker.

Seriously, if it involves flour, sugar, sweets and an oven, I am screwed. There’s something about the precision of it all, I’m a mess and it usually turns out to be incredibly inedible.

But I WANT to bake.

I find myself WANTING that discipline and structure necessary for baking {side note: and probably for life in general as well…probably}.

It snowed a half inch last night and the City of Charlotte SHUT DOWN, per usual. The threat of fluffy white stuff causes the people of the QC to lose. their. damn. minds. closing and cancelling everything. Welcome to the South…#blessed.

Snow makes me want to bake, so here you go. My half(ish) attempt at baking and it turned out pretty tasty and with beautiful colors, too, so I’m documenting it!



Ring Around the Cranberries

A savory, sweet tart that’s perfect for breakfast or even a late night dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: apple, cranberry, crescent rolls, goat cheese, holiday appetizer, holiday breakfast, holiday desserts
Servings: 4
Author: jess masanotti


  • 1 Crescent Roll Package 8 Triangles
  • 1.5 Cup Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 Medium Apple, cored & chopped I LOVE Honey Crisp
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Honey Chèvre I love the Trader Joes version!
  • (Optional) Whipped Cream
  • 1 Egg for Egg Wash Whisk egg and cold water together to brush on roll.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Fill a small saucepan with cranberries. Add enough water to cover the berries and cook on high heat. Bring berries to a rolling boil, cook for 8 minutes.
  • On a sheet pan, arrange crescent roll triangles in a circle with the wide part in the middle, like a star.
  • Add diced apples and cinnamon to cranberry mix. Stir and reduce heat to medium and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Spoon cran-apple mix on the crescent rolls. Drizzle with honey and crumbled goat cheese.
  • Fold over crescent triangle points to the middle, enveloping the cran-apple mix.
  • Brush with egg wash and place in oven. Bake for 12-14 minutes
  • Remove and drizzle with remaining honey. Serve with whipped cream<3

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