Flaky crescent roll dough is wrapped around a filling of cream cheese and fresh sliced strawberries in these quick and easy breakfast pastries.
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? 😉
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Adapted from Pillsbury.com
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