Raspberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Raspberry Cream Cheese PastriesChristmas Breakfast. This is a tradition I look forward to every year.   On Christmas morning we wake up open gifts from Santa and then eat our yummy Christmas breakfast. If you need a beautiful delectable dish to serve on Christmas this is it. These raspberry cream cheese pastries are to die for. The first time I made these I was playing around inventing recipes. I took a bite into this finished product and had to stop and savor how wonderful these tasted! Now I have a huge sweet tooth so I wasn’t surprised that I loved these. My husband however doesn’t really care much for sweets but he ate three of these in one sitting because they are that good. These raspberry cream pastries will make people with and without sweet tooths reach for more and relish in their raspberry cream goodness. If you add these to your Christmas breakfast tradition I promise it is a dish your family will look forward to eating year after year.

To start make your raspberry jam. Now if you’d like you can cut a corner and purchase your favorite jam to use. I liked to make fresh raspberry jam with Cornaby’s jam in a jiffy mixture. It is so easy! You just mash up some raspberries add water and Cornaby’s jam in a jiffy powder. Mix it up and your jam is ready. If you make your jam I highly suggest making it the day before. You can also mix your cream cheese mixture up the day before so you have less to do Christmas morning. To make your cream cheese mixture, add powder sugar and almond flavoring to your cream cheese and blend till smooth. Then roll out a package of Pillsbury crescent dough and cut it into 12 squares. Use a sharp knife to cut slits in each corner. See gallery above for pictures showing how to make the pastries into star shapes. Then place a dollop of cream cheese mixture and a dollop of jam into the center of each pastry square. Fold in one side of each corner to the center of each pastry. Then place pastries in your oven and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees until golden brown. Repeat this process with your second package of crescent roll dough. Once all your pastries are baked sprinkle them with powder sugar and place a raspberry in the center of each of your pastries for a finishing touch. Then serve warm! These are delicious next to a glass of cold milk. Hope your Christmas breakfast is delightful!  For another delicious breakfast idea check out my swedish pancakes!

Update: This recipe was a hit on Good Things Utah!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Pastries

(Makes ~24 servings)

1 cup raspberry jam (I like to make homemade jam by easily mashing up 2 cups of raspberries and mixing with ¼ cup water and ½ of Cornaby’s jam in a jiffy mixture)

8 oz cream cheese

½ cup powder sugar

1 tsp almond flavoring

2 packages of Pillsbury crescent dough sheet

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use your favorite raspberry jam or whip up some fresh jam using cornaby’s jam in a jiffy mixture. Mix cream cheese, powder sugar, and almond flavoring together until smooth. Roll package of Pillsbury crescent dough sheet out and cut into 12 squares using a sharp knife. Place dough squares on a baking sheet covered with parchment. Cut slits in each corner of the pastry add a dollop of cream cheese mixture and a dollop of raspberry jam into the center of the dough square. Fold one slice of each corner into the center of the pastry. Then place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 10 minutes until pastries are golden brown.

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