Air Fryer Strawberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Crescents
Need a dessert or a tea or breakfast treat in a hurry? Go for these Strawberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Crescents. Yes, they use a convenience item--canned biscuits. No one will judge you, though, when they taste the biscuit crescents. They're soft. They're filled with strawberry cream cheese. They're dusted with strawberry sugar. What's not to like? They really do taste great for something so simple to make. You also probably have the ingredients on hand--a can of large/grand size biscuits, half a block of cream cheese, a box of strawberry jello, and a little sugar--or you can easily find the ingredients at the grocery store. The crescents take minutes to make and bake in the air fryer in about 10 minutes. That means you can make the crescents on a weeknight or on a morning when you're hungry and feeling lazy. And, yes, you can use a different flavor of jello. Raspberry and lemon work particularly well.
Air Fryer Strawberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Crescents -- Makes 12+
1 large can of grand/big/jumbo flaky biscuits (6-8 biscuits--don't use buttermilk biscuits)
4 ounces of cream cheese (I use light cream cheese), softened
1 packages of strawberry gelatin or jello (you won't need the whole box)
Extra sugar for sprinkling
Cut pieces of baking parchment large enough to fit in your air fryer basket. Separate each biscuit between the horizontal layers into two roughly equal pieces and roll them out to about 1/4-inch thick (I use a water bottle for this because I'm too lazy to get out the rolling pin. You can also just squish the biscuit layers out with the heel of your hand). In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons of strawberry gelatin/jello to the softened cream cheese and mix them well until the jello is incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Divide the cream cheese mixture among the flattened biscuit rounds, smoothing the cream cheese mixture out to within 1/4-inch of the edges. Fold one edge of each rolled out biscuit piece over to seal in the cream cheese and make a crescent/half moon shape. Seal the edges with your fingers. Dampen your hands with a little water, and moisten all the crescent (make sure the edges are sealed while you have damp hands). Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of strawberry gelatin/jello powder evenly over all the crescents. Sprinkle another teaspoon or two of white sugar over the crescents if you like. Put 3-4 crescents on each piece of parchment and place one dough-covered parchment sheet in the air fryer. Cook/bake the crescents at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the crescents and repeat the process with the remaining dough. Let the crescents cool at least 5 minutes before eating them.