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Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Flaky crescent roll dough is wrapped around a filling of cream cheese and fresh sliced strawberries in these quick and easy breakfast pastries.

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

I have always had a fondness for cream cheese. Whether spread on a bagel as-is or jazzed up in a recipe to make it sweet or savory…if cream cheese is an ingredient, you can bet I’m going to inhale it! For example, when presented with a platter of pastries or kolaches (for those of you lucky enough to be familiar with those), I will always choose the one that includes cream cheese. So can you guess where I’m going with this today? ;)

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

Sometimes simple recipes are the best…and it really doesn’t get much simpler than this one! Now y’all know that I enjoy making things from scratch but, that being said, I appreciate a good shortcut as much as the next gal. And there’s no need to toil over homemade pastry dough when you have a can of ever-versatile crescent rolls in the fridge!

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

Then, of course, there’s the aforementioned cream cheese filling, which includes a dollop of strawberry preserves to give it a lovely color and a hint of strawberry flavor. Finally, there’s a layer of gorgeous, thinly-sliced, fresh strawberries. They soften in the oven and meld with the cream cheese for a flavor that’s a step up from your average cream cheese pastry.

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

Simply seal the dough, cut a few slits in the top, and garnish with a sprinkle of sugar. If you’re feeling wild and crazy, you can even make that a sprinkle of coarse sparkling sugar! Not only will it add bling to your breakfast, but that little bit of crunch is such a nice contrast to the tender pastry and the smooth, creamy filling.

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

Pop your pan in the oven for for a brief stint and voilà! Warm, fresh, (effortless!) pastries, guaranteed to garner ooohs and ahhhs from your adoring family.

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

I’m going to leave it at that today, folks, because not only is this simple recipe pretty self-explanatory, but I have a 10-year anniversary to celebrate! And I’m telling you…those years flew by faster than these pastries will disappear from your breakfast table on a lazy Saturday morning. How’s that as a lame segue for ya? ;) Enjoy!

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Yield: 4 pastries

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Flaky crescent roll dough is wrapped around a filling of cream cheese and fresh sliced strawberries in these quick and easy breakfast pastries.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam or preserves
  • Approximately 6 medium strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crescent rolls
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Granulated or coarse sparkling sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and strawberry jam until smooth and creamy.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into four rectangles. Press firmly along the triangle perforations to seal. Place rectangles on an ungreased baking sheet (or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper).
  3. Divide cream cheese mixture evenly between the four pieces of dough, spreading on one half of each rectangle and leaving a thin border around the edges. Arrange strawberry slices on top of cream cheese mixture, using about 1 1/2 strawberries per pastry (or whatever fits).
  4. Fold dough over filling so that edges meet, and press along edges firmly with a fork to seal. Brush top of each pastry with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Using a sharp knife, cut three diagonal slits on surface of each pastry.
  5. Bake for 13 to 16 minutes or until pastries are a deep golden brown. Place pan on a wire rack and cool pastries for 10 minutes before removing with a spatula and serving warm.

Tips, Tricks, & Variations

You may easily double this recipe to yield 8 pastries.

http://www.fivehearthome.com/2014/06/11/easy-strawberry-cream-cheese-pastries/

Adapted from Pillsbury.com

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Comments

  1. These look so darn good, love the cream cheese!!

  2. ALL OVER THAT!!!!!!!!! Yum – I’m coming over for breakfast my friend. Make room & save me some :)

  3. Uhh yeah I could totally eat a few of those..or all of them. Great recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      That’s the problem I had, Eric…these pastries are way too easy to eat! ;) Thanks for stopping by…hope you have a great week!

  4. Save me a few, Samantha! They look absolutely delicious!

  5. Okay Samantha these look pretty much incredible. I love strawberries, cream cheese, and anything flaky and pastry like.

  6. Beautiful … especially your photos! I never would have thought of using crescent dough for little ‘hand pies’ like these. Great idea and one that I’ll remember!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Helen! Crescent roll dough is great for so many uses, isn’t it?! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope your week is off to a great start! :)

  7. Oh boy do I need one of these right now! These look perfect. Just stopping by the Weekend Potluck!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks, Tammy! These are so easy to make…you could have a whole pan of them ready to eat in no time. ;) I appreciate you stopping by…happy Monday! :)

  8. they look yummy!

  9. These look amazing. Pinned!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Jill…I really appreciate the pin! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

  10. So scrumptious! I could eat these for breakfast and second breakfast and 1,2 and 3rd snack for sure!

  11. Crescent rolls never looked so good — these look so delicious!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thank you, Marcie! I just love the versatility of crescent rolls, and I have to say…this is one of my favorite uses yet. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  12. Wow! These look DELISH, Samantha!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Kristi! I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you’re having a fabulous week! :)

  13. Oh yummy! Your pics are beautiful.

  14. Oh yum! When I was younger I used to always have Toaster Strudels for breakfast at my grandparents house. One of my favorite flavors was a strawberry and cream variety just like these! I will have to make a batch and relive my childhood. And I bet they will taste way better than those Toaster Strudels ever did!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      What a great memory, Andrea! I think you will enjoy these…they are definitely fresher-tasting than those good ol’ Toaster Strudels. ;)

  15. These look delicious! Your pictures are always so beautiful and colorful :)

  16. Samantha, these look so delicious and the photos are gorgeous, as always! I’ve been so behind on my visits! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and of course, pinned this deliciousness! Have a happy Thursday, my friend!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks as always, Cindy, for your sweet words and the pin! Believe me…I understand all about feeling behind…I’m catching up now on three days worth of comments! :P Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  17. OMG!! I love these I even tried them by using cherry instead of strawberry, and with apple filling

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Yum, Tia…sounds great! I agree that the variations are endless with these easy pastries. Glad you’re enjoying them!

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