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Strawberry Shortcake Croissants

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If you are looking for a quick and easy dessert for Easter, then you need this recipe. These strawberry shortcake croissants are a cinch to assemble but look fancy enough for guests.

If you enjoy strawberry shortcakes with store-bought cake cups, you’ll love these easy strawberry shortcake croissants even more. It takes it up to a whole new level. I just may never make strawberry shortcake any other way. They are that amazing!

top view of strawberry shortcake croissant on white plate
  • HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM
  • POWDERED SUGAR
  • VANILLA EXTRACT
  • CREAM CHEESE
  • FRESH STRAWBERRIES
  • FRESH BAKERY CROISSANTS

First you need to make sure you have a good quality croissant. I tend to favor the ones from Costco.

However, those are the full-sized ones. You could evenly adapt it for the mini sized croissants. No baking required with these pastries.

However, to freshen up the croissant, you can put them in your air fryer for 4 minutes at 370 degrees. Or try them in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes. This will crisp up the exterior of the croissant making it nice and super flaky again. It also softens the center too.

Now for the whipped cream portion of the shortcake, you use some heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and a little cream cheese. Whip it all together in a mixing bowl. That cream cheese acts as a stabilizer to the cream. Helps it to stay thick.

Top view of strawberry shortcake croissant on white plate

I like to pipe the whipped cream onto the croissants using an icing bag and decorative tip. It makes the dessert look fancy. However, a spoon will get the job done if that’s what you have.

Last, you some fresh sliced strawberries. Now, I slice strawberries and use them as is.

However, you can always macerate them with a little sugar. I Prefer the fresh strawberries with this. Plus, when you macerate them with sugar, they tend to slide out of the croissant more easily.

Can I add other fruits to the croissants?
Absolutely! You can add blueberries, raspberries, or peaches to the croissants along with the strawberries. Customize them as you like. You can also drizzle honey or sprinkle powdered sugar over the fruit for extra sweetness.

How do I store leftover strawberry shortcake croissants?
Because of the perishable nature of the ingredients, it’s best to consume strawberry shortcake croissants shortly after assembling them. Store leftover croissants in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 day. However, keep in mind that the croissants may become soggy as they sit.

Can I make these strawberry croissants ahead of time for a party or gathering?
It’s best to make croissants right before serving to keep them fresh. However, you can prepare some parts ahead of time. Then, you can assemble them before your event. Prepare the whipped cream, slice the strawberries, and store them separately in the refrigerator until needed. Assemble the croissants right before serving for the best results.

side view of strawberry shortcake croissant on white plate

Strawberry Shortcake Croissants

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 425 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp Cream cheese softened
  • 16 oz fresh strawberries sliced
  • 6 fresh bakery croissants

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whip your heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Add in your vanilla extract and beat in until well combined.
  • Cut your croissants in half.
  • Put the cream a piping bag with a frosting tip and pipe the whipped cream onto the bottom half of each of the croissants.
  • Add sliced strawberries to the top of the whipped cream, fanning them out evenly across top of the cream.
  • Place the top of the croissant onto each croissant and sprinkle powdered sugar. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1081IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword croissants, easy desserts, strawberry shortcake
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Adapted from Crazy Adventures in Parenting.

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