It’s been awhile since I have popped into the kitchen to enjoy some random baking and coming up with some alternative to the things I love to cook all the time. I have been wanting to share this favorite for some time now and it was only after I had a dessert peach version of it at a hotel recently that made me think up this recipe. While I couldn’t run in the kitchen and ask the chef for the peach recipe I decided I would give a try with what I had in my own cupboard already. Blackcurrant pie filling is always in the cupboard for the nights I want to make homemade ice cream and I haven’t seen peach pie filling anywhere so I thought my version would take on blackcurrants instead. It turned out better than I expected to be honest. While I think the peach version also used more of a puff pastry dough, I opted for the croissants in the fridge! Sometimes the best recipes are the ones we throw together. That couldn’t be more true for most of mine family recipes here on LTM.
This would be great for afternoon with the ladies coming over or celebrating a special day like Mother’s Day. You could make it with any pie filling you want and it doesn’t take much to whip it up. I ran out of powdered sugar as I would have liked to have a thicker glaze and really coat the top nicely with it but even with a little drizzle that I did manage to make, it tasted delicious.
Blackcurrant Croissant Cheese Cake
- 2 packages Jus'rol croissants 6 per can
- 1 can 15 oz Blackcurrant pie filling (or flavor of your choice)
- 1 small package 8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven 350 F (175 C)
Open croissant packages and separate triangles (leave three aside)
On round baking stone arrange triangle with large side out into a circle
Fold the small ends in a little to leave a hole in the center
Pinch a rim on the edge of the circle and in the middle so filling doesn't run out
Use a rolling pin to seal all triangles together
In a small bowl mix together cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, and powdered sugar
Evenly pour cheese filling onto croissant circle leave 1/2 inch from the edge where it is raised
Scoop pie filling evenly over cheese filling
Cut remaining triangles in half and lay across the top
Tuck both top and bottom of triangles under the bottom of the circle to seal
Bake 12-18 minutes or until golden brown, watch close oven times may vary
To serve make a simple glaze and swirl it on top and pile on the fresh berries.
I got to enjoy a whole slice of it with tea this afternoon while the kids slept. I kept telling myself it was one of my five a day with some many berries, right? It was much deserved though I promise you! I love cooking with fruit and serving desserts with fresh fruit. It just makes me feel better about the rest of it.
I love this so much I can’t wait to make it again for when my mother comes to visit! I know she would love it. Just looking at the photos again tonight makes me want some more… naughty I know! This is the only problem with my love for baking and food photography I eat far too many delicious treats. I will have to start knocking on the neighbors’ doors and start giving it away! Anyone want to be my neighbor?
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Mmm that does look yummy – I like the idea of using croissants for a base. I’ll have to tuck this away for when Pip decides we can have dairy again (soon, I hope soon!)
Oh bless you. Yes pin it for later! It’s a good one that you can alter to whatever you have in the cupboard. Alot of people use puff pastry as bases for recipes but I am a huge fan of the croissant dough. It flakes perfectly.
Oh my, your food looks so good! And your photography is looking so pretty! I love the look of this, I really want to get baking more, just as soon as I find some more free time this week! Chicken pox has hit! x
Oh dear so sorry to hear about chicken pox. I wrote a post on pox and poxy as I called my two when they both had it together. It goes as quick as it hits though. Hang in there. Yeah definitely pin it to try it later. The best thing about all my recipes on my blog they are all fast and easy because I am no chef. This one really is a piece of cake. Lol excuse the pun.
Looks so amazing. I hope you have a special Mothering Sunday. We always go to my in-laws for Mothering Sunday but Mother’s Day (US) is my day to be just with my hubby and children. It is nice balance. Hug
Thanks Christina. You too. This would be a great treat for mothering Sunday indeed! Yes we do something similar where we do things as a family with extended family and friends and presents on UK Mother’s Day and on USA mother’s day its just me hubby and the kids having a nice dinner or movies together. Love the balance.
Sammie Hodges says
Oh wow this looks amazing! What a perfect cheeky sunday morning treat?! I think I am going to have a go at making this!
Oh yes it definitely is that and so easy to make. Try it and let me know what you think. You can use any flavor of pie filling you like. So yummy.
Katie @mummydaddyme says
This looks AMAZING as always Jenny! I would love to live nearer to you but at the same time I am glad as I would be the size of a house! 😉 x
I would love to have you closer but yes you would be because I never stop giving out the goodies. Lol I just need to stop eating them myself now too.