Tag: Sweet

Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies

Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day National Ice Cream Sandwich day inspired me to make these chocolate chip caramel cookies. I don’t bake that often, and this is my first cookie recipe. My goal for these cookies was to make them thin and flat. Yes, big, 

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce

This Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce is a staple in our house. BBQ is one of my favorite things to eat, and fanatics know that good BBQ can be hard to come by. I’m a fan of sauces, so of course I had to make 

Blueberry Cheesecake Pastries

Blueberry Cheesecake Pastries

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Hand Pies

Okay, they are really Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Hand Pies, but I realize that’s a mouthful. You can also call them toaster pastries, and toast them when they are cold. It is April, and we are still going through quarantine and social distancing. Not only have I ditched my keto diet for the time being, but I’m having fun experimenting with anything I can.

We have all experienced the limited amount of food on the shelves lately, so we are all doing what we can. Me, I bought a bunch of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls because they are easy and so versatile. They are also cost effective, and have been in stock my last three grocery store trips (Brad went for me, just to be clear).

I am experimenting with these and having fun. I was craving hot pockets, but all I had was sandwich meat and bacon, so I made do. Check out my Hot Crescent Sandwich recipe here. They are so delicious, and you can have them for lunch, dinner, or even a snack.

Crescent Sandwich
Crescent Sandwich

My trick to the Crescent dough is rolling it out. When you cut it into smaller pieces and roll it out, you get really get more bang for your buck. I got 8 mini hand pies out of one roll! Tip: when rolling, parchment paper will be your best friend. I also use a tad bit of water to help me mend any rips or tears. They are delicate, so be careful!

These cute little tasty pies have a mouthwatering lemon glaze on top of them. This is optional. If you want to toast the pies in the toaster when they are cold, like a toaster strudel, leave the glaze off of a few and keep it handy for glazing when they are hot and toasty.

Blueberry Cheesecake Pastries

Blueberry Cheesecake Pastries

jamtothebeets
Blueberry and lemon shine alongside cheesecake filling in these delicious pastries
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pastry

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Hand Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 oz Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Blueberry Filling

  • 8 oz fresh blueberries
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp cold water divided
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp lemon zest

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp water

Lemon Glaze

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Instructions
 

  • Zest and juice 1 whole lemon. Set zest aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.

Blueberry Filling

  • Set a few blueberries aside for garnish. In a small saucepan, add the rest of the blueberries with 1 tbsp sugar, and 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 1 tbsp water. Heat over low until the mixture is simmering, the blueberries burst and their juice is rendered.
    Blueberry Pie Filling
  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tbsp cold water with 1 tbsp cornstarch. Pour into blueberry mixture, stir in quickly, and remove from heat.
    Slurry
  • Let cool, then add 2 tsp lemon zest into blueberry mixture and combine.
    Blueberry Pie Filling

Cream Cheese Filling

  • Using a hand mixer and a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until it is smooth.
  • Beat in egg yolk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 1 tbsp sugar until smooth.

Crescent Dough

  • Unroll container of Crescent dough. Divide into 4 rectangles. Seal any open perforations.
  • Cut each rectangle in half, giving you 8 squares.
  • Using parchment paper and a rolling pin, roll out each square into a rectangle. You can also gently pull on them to lengthen. Seal any rips or tears.
    Crescent Dough

Building the Pastries

  • On one half of the rectangle, place 1 tbsp of cream cheese filling, and 1 tbsp of blueberry filling. Be careful not to let any filling get on the edges so you have a clean seal.
    Cheesecake Pastries
  • Make your egg wash mixing 1 egg white and 1 tbsp water. Use your finger to apply the egg wash to all outer edges of the dough. Fold over the dough, and use a fork to seal.
    Pastry Dough
  • Once all 8 pies are built, bake them at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
    Baked Blueberry Pastries

Lemon Glaze

  • While the hand pies are in the oven, prepare the lemon glaze in a small bowl. Combine 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp milk, and 1 tsp lemon zest. Whisk until you get a drippy-glaze consistency. If it is too thick, add a tad more milk or water.
  • Wait until the pastries are mostly cooled before applying the glaze.
    Glazed Blueberry Pastries

Notes

If you don’t have lemon zest or lemon juice, you can use 1 tsp of lemon extract instead. 
You can reheat these in the oven or the toaster. If toasting, be sure to leave the glaze off of some of the pies so you can add it afterwards. 
Keyword Blueberry, Blueberry Cheesecake, Cheesecake, Cream Cheese, Hand Pies, Lemon, Mini Pies, Pastry, Toaster Strudel
Aloha Energy Bites

Aloha Energy Bites

Energy Bites, Protein Balls, Power Snacks You name it. They have tons of different names, ingredients and flavors. Here, it’s a toss up between protein balls and energy bites. Either way, they are healthy, taste great and are packed with protein and other nutrients. These