Meet your new favorite breakfast pastry! This super-simple Blueberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid is made from store-bought crescent sheets, along with fresh blueberries, and almonds and a baked to perfection. The perfect pairing with your morning coffee!
If you’ve even gone through my content here at DelightfulEMade, you’ll quickly discover that I’m pretty much in love with blueberries! We didn’t have them much as a kid, as blueberries were not very plentiful in the rural parts of South Dakota. However, on the rare occasion, where this gorgeous berry would make an appearance, I was gobbling them down like candy.
This past weekend, I picked up a BIG container of blueberries, and wanted to make something breakfast-y. I grabbed a tube of crescent roll dough, and through together this super-simple, and uber yummy Blueberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid!
You’ll start by rolling out your crescent roll dough (I purchased the sheet, which doesn’t have perforations. However, if you can only find the crescent rolls, those work just as well.) I then mixed together 4 oz. of cream cheese with a couple tablespoons of sugar, and spread in the center of the dough. Then, with kitchen shears I cut strips along the edge of the center (about 4″) – I had around 12 strips. I then rinsed my blueberries, added a bit of sugar and cornstarch, and poured them on to the top of the cream cheese layer.
Aren’t those berries gorgeous? Can you spot the star that filled with sugar on the left image? Cool, right?!
On top of the blueberries I added a sprinkling of sliced almonds. These were a fantastic addition, as it added a nice crunch to the center of the pastry. I then began folding the strips to the center of the berries. This certainly doesn’t have to be perfect. I simply overlapped each strip on to the next, and folded in the ends. Just before baking, I added a sprinkling of turbinado or raw sugar to create a pretty, golden crust.
Once this gorgeous breakfast braid comes out of the oven, I then drizzled it with a basic powdered sugar/cream cheese glaze. It’s a nice addition to the top of the pastry, and the cream cheese compliments the filling perfectly.
Slice while warm, and you’ll have the most glorious morning treat to go with your coffee or tea.
Here’s the recipe for this wonderful Blueberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid:
I hope this recipe inspires you to pick up some blueberries on your next outing to the farmers market or grocery store. Enjoy your morning! ~Erin