Thursday, December 27, 2012

Strawberry Cream Pastry Bake


Mhmmm mmm Hmmm!  
This was so delicious and very simple to put together. 

I found this recipe from this lovely website, and made some minor adjustments, but my oh my, it was wonderful! 

I made it as a breakfast treat and it was devoured in seconds by the family.

The key to this recipe is making homemade strawberry filling
The canned stuff makes it even easier to put together, but I was willing to sacrifice 15 min of my time to make this WAYYYYY healthier version myself.
No artificial flavoring, no high fructose corn syrup, no RED DYE 40! --which I'm extremely allergic too-- Just natural goodness. 

Roll it, and pat it, and cover it with cream cheese, then put in the oven and enjoy it like me!

2 can of refrigerated crescent rolls
1 8oz  package of cream cheese, softened*
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
Homemade strawberry pie filling** --or any fruit flavor you want!

*To easily soften cream cheese complete unwrap from packaging, and place on plate. microwave for 8 sec. Flip cheese and microwave for another 8 sec. Should be pretty mushy but still holding its shape.
**You can find the recipe HERE for the strawberry pie filling


Roll out the crescent rolls and separate the triangles. Put aside 4 of the triangles.
Take the remaining triangles and align them  on a 10x15 pan so that the wide edges of the triangles are touching the edges of the pan and the thin part of the dough is laying to the center of the pan forming about a 3 inch circle. Flour  lightly and pinch seams together on all open parts (I tore some of the triangles apart to fill gaps).

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg, and vanilla together. 
Top dough with cream cheese mixture leaving 1/2 inch uncovered on both edges. 
Spread Strawberry filling over the top of the cream cheese mixture. 
Take the remaining 4 dough triangles and cut them in thirds. 
Arrange them over the top of the strawberry mixture, pinch seams together. 

Bake for 25-30 min until dough is golden brown. 

Slice up and serve with some home brewed coffee.


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