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Oh YUM, Chocolate Strawberry Croissants

Happy National Croissant Day!

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How about a mouth-watering yummy dessert for your weekend pleasure? This one is not only extra-yummy but also reduced in calories and you would never know. If you really want something special to wow your family and friends, give this a try.

Delish Double Chocolate Strawberry Cream Croissants

Ingredients:

12 large Croissants

Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Filling:
1 8oz. Philadephia Cream Cheese (regular or low fat, softened)
2 Tbsp Strawberry Preserves (w/Splenda)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of Splenda (sweeten to your taste)
1/4 cup Mini-Chocolate Chips

Fresh Strawberries: (or sub with your favorite fresh fruit)
Fresh Strawberries (washed, sliced or chopped) (as many as you want)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of Splenda (sweeten to your taste)
Vanilla Extract

Dark Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 Cup Extra Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp. Cream (optional)

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1. Prepare Croissants:
Slice Croissants in half on large cookie sheet and toast face up in broiler until brown. Remove from oven to cool.

2. Prepare Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Filling:
Mix softened cream cheese in bowl with 2 tablespoons of Strawberry Preserves, 1 tsp. vanilla, Splenda to taste, mix well; add 1/4 cup of mini-chocolate chips, mix.

3. Prepare Fresh Strawberries:
Place sliced/chopped strawberries in bowl; add Spenda and Vanilla Extract and blend.

4. Assemble Croissants:
Spread strawberry-chocolate chip cream cheese mixture on bottom layer of each croissant; top with fresh strawberries; place croissant top on.

5. Place assembled croissants under broiler to brown top.

6. Prepare: Dark Chocolate Ganache: Melt chocolate chips in microwave; add 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp cream, mix until smooth.

7. Spread or drizzle ganache on warm toasted croissants. Cool.

8. Grab a hot cup of your favorite tea or latte and bon appetit!

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Notes: You can use any kind of croissants or mini-broche for this recipe. I use the large Costco croissants which are yummy and fresh. All Splenda and low calorie ingredients can be substituted with regular ingredients. For a really quick version, you can use any Strawberry Cream Cheese and even frozen strawberries. Improvise to your own preference and taste. Refrigerate leftovers.

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!

Apple Raisin Stuffed Croissants

 

Apple Raisin Stuffed Croissants

This mouthwatering and delish crossiants are simple, yummy and will remind you of homemade Apple Studel!

6 large Croissants: Toast Croissants openfaced under broiler. Set aside to cool.1/

Prepare Apple Raisin Filling:

Apple Raisin Filling
4 Apples diced (your favorite choice; Granny Smith, Gala are good)
1/2 cup raisins
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

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

Prepare Cinnamon Cream Cheese filling:

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling
1 8oz package cream cheese
1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar (or Splenda) to taste
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg

Assemble

1. Soften cream cheese in Microwave, mix all incredients unto smooth; spread on toasted bottom of croissant.
2. Fill each croissant bottom with generous portion of Apple Raisin filling.
3. Place top of crossiant 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.

Icing
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Cream or milk by teaspoon until right glaze consistency achieved.2/
Drizzle over warm Croissants
Set Aside to cool slightly
Serve warm.

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.

Definitely….@beyondtheyum

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