Strawberry cream cheese croissants

The other day I found an easy peasy recipe for croissants stuffed with cream cheese and strawberry jam.  Even though I’m doing Weight Watcher’s I thought I would give it a try as the recipe was so easy…bad idea!!
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Ingredients:

1 package of Jus-Rol croissants 54pp per package
25 g of strawberry jam 2pp
4 oz light cream cheese, room temperature 1pp
25 g of icing sugar 5pp
1 egg left this out to save the points! (HA!)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 0pp
1 egg + 1 tsp of water for egg wash see above!

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Cream until there are no lumps.

Unroll each crescent roll. On the fattest part of the triangle place 1 tsp on cream cheese mixture and one tsp of jam. Roll into a croissant shape.
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Whisk together egg and water for egg wash and brush over each croissant.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until croissants are golden brown and inside is no longer doughy. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
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I found I had to bake them for longer than 10 minutes. The first one I took tried was still “raw” w/ the dough uncooked.  I think I left it in for another 10 minutes. I would suggest that checking every 2 minutes until you get it as you like it.

62pp divided by 6 makes them out to be 10pp each.  I found them to be just alright.  Definitely not worth 10 pro points! If you want a nice brunch item for guests then I would make this as it took no time at all to make and it was tasty.  If you’re on WW and want something sweet but low points avoid at all costs… but then I knew that from the beginning!

1 Comment

  1. Mancais
    August 16, 2011 /

    They look good but not sure I’d use 10PP unless I had been very active.