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Almond-Pineapple Stuff in My Face Croissants

Almond Pineapple Stuff in My Face Croissants


Our favorite for the holidays and especially for guests!  If you are looking for a yummy new breakfast, brunch addition to your weekend you are going to love my mouthwatering and delish crossiants which are simple, quick and totally YUM!  They are a staple at my house and I love finding creative ways to make both sweet and savory for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or that special treat with tea or coffee.  You will be delighted once you bite into one!

Let’s Do It:

6 large Croissants: Toast Croissants open-faced under broiler. Set aside to cool.1/

Prepare Pineapple Fruit Filling: {or apples/berries/bananas/peaches}

Pineapple Fruit Filling: 

4 cups of fresh pineapple diced,
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sugar*
1/4 cup light brown* sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
*scant drop of almond extract
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

Dice pineapple and cook in butter in saucepan until tender; add sugars, spices and stir and until sugar has blended, remove from stove, add vanilla/almond, stir and set aside.

Prepare Cream Cheese filling:

Cream Cheese Filling

1 8 oz package cream cheese
1/4 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar to taste
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg

Assemble

1. Soften cream cheese in Microwave, mix all ingredients unto smooth; spread on toasted bottom of croissant.

2. Fill each croissant bottom with generous portion of Pineapple Filling  [Note: remove excessive liquid before filling]

3. Place top of croissant on top, place all on cookie sheet under broiler for a few minutes until tops are “toasty” and “crusty”; remove from oven. Cool for 3-5 minutes and then add glaze.

Glaze (Icing)
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Cream or milk by teaspoon until right glaze consistency achieved. 2/
Sliced almonds for top of croissants


Drizzle glaze over warm Croissants.  Sprinkle sliced almonds on top. Set aside to cool slightly.  Serve warm.

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1/ Use your favorite Croissant recipe or buy from bakery, Costco (Costco’s are huge and fresh) or grocery store (or even frozen ones)
2/ If you like “frosting” use less cream.
*/  Sugars can be substituted with Splenda (for Splenda brown sugar, half the amount)

[Optional: you can add raisins, craisins or crunched sliced almonds for more punch!]

See my Chocolate Almond Croissant version here.

Bon appetit!

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Yummy Chocolate Almond Stuffed Croissants "My Way"

JoyPals Design Studio

JoyPals Design Studio

It is a very busy time for us and we do not forsake our favorite treats but rather use an “easy” recipe to whip them up quick. One of our favorites is “Chocolate Almond Stuffed Croissants” which is quick and easy recipe for any  breakfast, brunch, tea or afternoon treat.  

Ingredients:  Croissants, Honey, Chocolate, Toasted Almond Slices, Powdered Sugar
Servings:  You Decide!

Use your favorite Croissants from bakery, Costco (Costco’s are huge and fresh)
   or grocery store (or even frozen ones)
Slice Croissants in half and drizzle with honey on bottom half
Fill with chocolate whether Godiva, Hershey or your favorite (we like Dark, Dutch or Bittersweet Chocolate)
Toast in oven until light brown (on Convection Oven, I use Roast setting at 375)
Remove from oven, cool slightly
Melt more chocolate in Microwave and drizzle on Croissants
Drizzle with Toasted Sliced Almonds (optional)
Dust with Powdered Sugar

That’s it…they are fabulous, very chic and gourmet and you did it yourself!  Now grab a latte, cup of java or tea and stuff yourself…mmmmmm!

P.S.  We also use fill them with Almond Pastry Creme for another fast treat.  Just fill with the Almond Pastry Creme rather than the chocolate!

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