Easy Strawberry Pastries

Flaky crescent roll dough is wrapped around a filling of cream cheese and fresh sliced strawberries in these quick and easy Strawberry Pastries!

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries with text overlay.


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If you enjoy strawberry treats, you'll also love Classic Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting, and Strawberry Upside-Down Cake!

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? That's right, friends...I'm stuffing cream cheese into some quick and easy Strawberry Pastries!

Aerial view of a Strawberry Pastry on a white plate.

Shortcut Crescent Roll Dough

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 roll dough in the fridge!

The Filling

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.

Aerial view of plate and platter of Strawberry Pastries, with glass of milk and fresh strawberries on table.

How to Make Strawberry Pastries

  1. Start out this simple recipe by whipping up your simple cream cheese mixture.
  2. Next, press your crescent rolls into four rectangles of dough.
  3. Divide the cream cheese mixture between the rectangles and spread into an even layer on one-half of each rectangle.
  4. Top with sliced strawberries.
  5. Fold over the crescent roll dough, press with a fork to seal, 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.)
  6. Pop your pan in the oven for for a brief stint and...voilà!

Warm, fresh, (effortless!) Strawberry Pastries, guaranteed to garner ooohs and ahhhs from your adoring family.

Lined up on a platter with red and white towels underneath.

These Strawberry Pastries are guaranteed to disappear  in a flash, whether that's at breakfast on a lazy Saturday morning, as part of a brunch buffet for guests, or on a breakfast-in-bed tray to celebrate a birthday or anniversary or other special occasion!

Hope you enjoy them as much as well do! 🙂

Close-up of missing bite from Strawberry Pastry.

More Yummy Breakfast Treats

Strawberry Pastry on plate with missing bite.

Easy Strawberry Pastries

Quick and easy Strawberry Pastries feature shortcut crescent roll dough is wrapped around a filling of cream cheese and freshly sliced strawberries!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 pastries
Calories: 371kcal
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  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam or preserves
  • 6 strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crescent rolls
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Granulated OR coarse sparkling sugar


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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 ½ strawberries per pastry (or whatever fits).
  • 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.
  • 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.


You may easily double this recipe to yield 8 pastries.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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Adapted from Pillsbury.com
Post originally published on June 11, 2014, and updated on July 8, 2020.

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  1. Tried this with Fillo dough and they came out delicious! This is the third recipe of yours I've tried and all of them have been fabulous. Thanks so much!!

    1. I'm so happy that you enjoyed these, Tessa...I bet phyllo dough made them extra yummy! And I love hearing that all of the recipes you've tried from the site have been a hit. I really appreciate you sharing that with me...it makes my day! 🙂 Hope your week is off to a great start!

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

  2. 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!

    1. 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! 😛 Hope you're having a great weekend!

  3. 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!

    1. What a great memory, Andrea! I think you will enjoy these...they are definitely fresher-tasting than those good ol' Toaster Strudels. 😉

    1. Thanks so much, Kristi! I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you're having a fabulous week! 🙂

    1. 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!

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

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

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


    1. 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! 🙂

  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!

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

    1. Thank you, Britni! I hope you enjoy these if you have a chance to try them! 🙂

  8. Uhh yeah I could totally eat a few of those..or all of them. Great recipe 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. 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!