Festive Holiday Croissants are perfect for an easy Christmas brunch idea. The colors of the season in both taste and appearance.
Filled crescent rolls with pistachios, cranberries and drizzled with white chocolate. These Christmas crossiants are sure to be a hit.
Ok, the holiday season is officially here. Have you started shopping (or even thought about it)? What about all that holiday baking, do you have a favourite gingerbread cookie recipe?
Although things may be a little different this year, I am getting into the holiday spirit even earlier than before. I have already made 2 batches of my holiday granola.
The outside lights are up (and lit). The house is half decorated, and the tree is going up this weekend. The stockings will be hung, and the Christmas baking will begin.
Before we know it, we will be consumed by all the holiday festivities. You know, your “to-do” list will just keep getting longer and longer, and you will wonder if you will get it all done in time.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for these stuffed croissants can be found at the bottom of this post.
Do you have a traditional Christmas breakfast recipe? For us, Christmas Morning Sandwiches are a MUST. A tradition for many, many years. Now even the grandkids get excited to eat them.
Christmas Croissants For Brunch
Who doesn’t love fresh-baked croissants? The aroma alone gets your mouth watering. Now just imagine a croissant filled with holiday flavours, then drizzled with white chocolate. Red, green, and white just like the colours of Christmas.
These little gems are perfect for brunch, and they make a quick and easy dessert too. You will need:
- crescent rolls
- dried cranberries
- white chocolate
One of my favourite holiday cookies are Oatmeal Cranberry . I could eat the whole batch myself. The flavour combination is great, and they freeze well too. Easier to hide away from early cookie stealers!!
Taking my cookie recipe and turning it into a roll was such a great idea. So simple to make, and oh so delicious to eat. You will have a hard time just eating one, but hey it’s the holidays….that’s what all the gym memberships in January are for right?
Making Filled Crescent Rolls
With the help of that cute little Pillsbury doughboy, take some stress off yourself. Of course, if you really want to, by all means, prepare the dough crescent roll dough from scratch.
- Preheat the oven
- Prepare a baking sheet
- Unwrap the dough
- Sprinkle on the nuts and cranberries
- When cool, drizzle with melted white chocolate
- Decorate with sprinkles (optional)
Not a fan of pistachios? No problem, feel free to use any nuts you like. Some great choices would be:
Dried cranberries not your thing? You have other options like:
Are you a white chocolate lover or hater? Looking for an alternative? Try:
- milk or dark chocolate
- peanut butter
- icing sugar glaze
However ever you wish to make these stuffed croissants, I assure you they will be delicious.
Yes, freeze them in an airtight container, or freezer bag.
Store them at room temperature and consume within 2 days. I like to place mine in a sealed container.
Need a few more holiday recipe ideas?
Tourtiere is a MUST for many French Canadians. This Lentil Tourtiere is healthy version of the classic dish. Even the meat lovers devour this.
Boozy Bourbon Fudge is a great addition to the sweet tray. Makes a great food gift idea.
Popcorn Balls are sure to be hit with kids of all ages. These are super cute with the holiday sprinkles.
Have some hard to buy people on your gift list? Check out these edible Christmas gift ideas.
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Christmas Holiday Croissants
- 2 rolls of Pillsbury Grand Crescents (4 per roll)
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup roasted pistachios (chopped)
- 4 oz white chocolate (melted for drizzle)
- 2 tablespoon decorating sugar
- Preheat oven to 375º F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- Unwrap rolls.
- Sprinkle each roll pistachios and cranberries.
- Roll into croissants and place on baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with sugar, slightly tap with finger to stick on dough.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes.
- Remove from oven, cool slightly.
- Place on cooling rack.
- Melt chocolate and place in piping bag.
- Drizzle over each croissant.