3-ingredient Sweet Strawberry Cream Cheese Croissants
If you are looking for a delicious sweet croissant to serve at breakfast or as a dessert, these 3-ingredient Sweet Strawberry Cream Cheese Croissants are it. They are filled with delicious cream cheese, sweet strawberry goodness, and are flaky in all the right ways. It will amaze you at how quick, easy, and downright yummy they are. This is a sweet pastry the whole family will like (unless your husband is like mine and won’t touch cheese even if his life depends on it). 😉
The other morning I was trying to find an idea for breakfast–something quick and easy but that my little ladies would eat. I opened the fridge to see bleak shelves with not a lot to work with. Milk, eggs, lettuce, onions, tortillas, cream cheese, jam & jelly, and a tube of Pillsbury Crescents. I need to go grocery shopping…
Feeling like I wanted to feed my sweet tooth that morning, we had eggs the morning before, I decided to try making sweet croissant pastries out of the Pillsbury Crescent dough I had in the fridge. I’m here to tell you, they turned out Ah-mazing! My girls loved them too. There was no need to share with Ryan when he arrived home because these little sweet croissants had been gobbled up long before that, (and for Ryan, that was totally okay because he can’t stand anything with cheese). Haha!
These perfectly sweet croissants are so quick and easy to make. They only require 3 ingredients and can be ready, start to finish, in about 15 minutes. I love recipes like that! Here’s are the ingredients I used:
I was worried my girls my not like the tang that came from the cream cheese so I added a tablespoon of sugar. After trying them for myself, added sugar wasn’t necessary because the jam sweetens the croissants plenty.
If you want more of a sweet dessert croissant, you could add the sugar to the cream cheese to raise the level of sweetness. You could also use fresh strawberries and add sugar to the cream cheese to sweeten the croissants. OR go a little more “healthy” and use unsweetened cream cheese and fresh strawberries. Mmmm!
These sweet croissants were so quick to make. I spread the dough out onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. Do you have a silicone baking mat? If you don’t, you totally need to check them out! I have about 5 of them and love the quick release and easy cleanup they provide. Next, I spread about a tablespoon of the cream cheese over each crescent triangle. When I spread the cheese, I avoided the very tip because I was worried it may unwrap while baking.
I put about a tablespoon of strawberry jam on each triangle. We make homemade strawberry freezer jam every Fall. It’s the best and that’s what I used. It’s the best-tasting strawberry jam I’ve had because it has a strong fresh strawberry flavor.
Next, I spread the jam over the cream cheese. After the jam was spread, I rolled the strawberry cream cheese covered dough into little croissants. It oozed a little but for the most part, stayed where it needed to… INSIDE.
Off to the oven they went, to bask in the heat and get a little tan. Basking in heat and getting a tan sound soooo nice right now! Once they were baked, I sprinkled powdered sugar on top (totally optional–I just thought a sprinkle of powdered sugar would make them look sweet and pretty).
What do you think? Looking super yummy, right?
I had to try one when it was hot and fresh out of the oven. YUMMMM! It was a sweet celebration in my mouth of everything wonderful (strawberries and cream cheese of course). My mouth is watering right now writing about these delicious croissants.
I hope your family likes these as much as mine did. 🙂 Do you like sweet pastries for breakfast? What’s your favorite pastry?
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