{Christmas} Day 23: Cranberry Croissants

December 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

My mother’s Cranberry Croissants top my A-list for Christmas menu offerings.  This effortless pastry can be served for breakfast or dessert.  Do you remember our family recipe for the Cranberry Relish?  Well, here is another mouthwatering adaptation!

Photography by Modern Cupcake

Cranberry Relish 

1 Granny Smith Apple

1 Navel Orange

1 – 12 oz. Bag of Fresh Cranberries


Wash & dry the fruit.  Core the apple & leave peeling on orange.  Place all cranberries, orange slices with peel & apple slices into a food processor.  Chop into small pieces.  Add approximately 3/4 Cup of sugar.  Pulse in food processor until desired minced consistency.  Add additional sugar to taste.

I typically don’t add more sugar because I prefer some tartness.

I purchase the refrigerated croissant dough packaged in the tube.  Open package & carefully separate each croissant triangle.  Spoon approx. 1 Tbsp of Cranberry Relish onto the largest part of the triangle.  Gently roll croissant so that the Cranberry Relish is in the center.  Bake croissants according to package.

While croissants are baking, combine milk & powdered sugar to form an icing drizzle.  Continue to add powdered sugar to milk until you achieve your preferred consistency.  When croissants are pulled from the oven, drizzle icing over warm croissants & serve.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.  Thank you mother for spoiling us all these years with these heavenly croissants!




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