blackberry crescents with cinnamon sugar

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I love early mornings.

Wait. Let me rephrase that.

I love non-rushed-ease-into-the-day-kind-of-mornings. You know the kind where the sunlight gently filters through the bedroom window waking you up from a glorious dream that ended with you making out with Ryan Gosling. The kind where you roll out of bed, put on your slippers, stroll downstairs, and a hot pot of freshly brewed Starbucks coffee is waiting. The kind where you sip on said cup of hot joe and no one says a peep to you. I love those kind of early mornings.

The truth?

Those mornings are few and far between. It’s quite the tragedy really. My mornings are usually spent in a foggy, fire-drill haze. The alarm goes off. Snooze is hit at least 27 times. Then suddenly, the hubs and I realize we are late! We’re late, we’re late, we’re late, we’re late, we are late!!! I’m not exactly sure what happens in the next 19 minutes, but somehow, breakfast is made, lunches are fixed, freshly brewed coffee is poured, and getting dressed for the day is completed. The hubs and I really should be in the magic industry.”TA-da!”

Even though I love a good magic show, there are no illusions when it comes to making these sugary blackberry crescents. These little breakfast beauties are straight forward, fire-drill approved pastries. I did cheat and purchased some flaky, buttery dough from Sir Pillsbury because let’s face it, yours truly has a black yeast thumb. So, if you want to make your own dough, more super baking power to you!

All you have to do is spread the cream cheese on the dough, top it with the blackberry jam, get your roll on, and then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top. I’ll pause while you do the Pillsbury shake. Oh. It’s a thing.

If you need a little pick me up in the morning while you are escaping down the fire pole, make a batch of these sugary crescents.

Blackberry Crescents with Cinnamon Sugar

Yield: Makes 16 crescents

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes


2 packages store bought crescent roll dough
1/3 cup plain cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup blackberry jam
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Open crescent roll package and separate dough into 8 triangles. Spread a teaspoon of cream cheese onto each triangle. Then spread about a teaspoon of blackberry jam onto each triangle. Roll each triangle into a crescent form. Brush each top with melted butter and garnish with cinnamon and sugar. Place crescents onto a baking sheet. Repeat with second package. Bake for about 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown!

recipe adapted from the Roder Family Cookbook

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31 Responses to “blackberry crescents with cinnamon sugar”

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — May 29, 2013 at 13:06

    I love those types of mornings as well. These are such a perfect breakfast for lazy mornings.

    • Lauren replied: — May 29th, 2013 @ 14:19

      If I could get one of those mornings at least once a week, I would be happy camper. As long as these crescents were around:)

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    Tieghan — May 29, 2013 at 13:07

    I love these, they sound delicious!

    • Lauren replied: — May 29th, 2013 @ 14:20

      Thanks, Tieghan! They are really a fun, easy treat.

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    Maria — May 29, 2013 at 13:16

    Blackberry jam is my favorite! Love these!

    • Lauren replied: — May 29th, 2013 @ 14:20

      Me too! I think blackberry gets wayyyy overlooked. Looking forward to meeting you in Austin!

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch}O — May 29, 2013 at 13:29

    Ohhh dang. Can you make these appear right in front of my face… since your in the magic business and all? :)

    • Lauren replied: — May 29th, 2013 @ 14:21

      Ha! Yes. Can you wait until next week?!! I promise they will still be delish in Austin.

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — May 29, 2013 at 13:37

    I just love the way you write! This post is so me. I relish my weekend mornings because they are picture perfect, but during the week I’m a blur flashing by trying to get everything done since I also hit snooze 27 times! I’m so making these. Cream cheese & blackberries wrapped in dough…heck yeah! So if I make these with reduced fat crescents, they’re pretty much diet food right? ;)

    • Lauren replied: — May 29th, 2013 @ 14:23

      Thank you, Leah! You just made my day! And yes, it’s total diet food if you use reduced fat crescents. You can totally have 3 or 7!

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    Erika-Southern Souffle — May 29, 2013 at 13:47

    I’m doing the Pillsbury shake to this… Love blackberry jam, these are perfect!

    • Lauren replied: — May 29th, 2013 @ 14:24

      I was wondering if anyone caught that reference! Ha! And yes, blackberry is where it’s at, yo!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 29, 2013 at 14:09

    I wish I had the first type of morning you talked about but having a baby has definitely made me a busy bee in the morning.

    • Lauren replied: — May 29th, 2013 @ 14:26

      Me too! Wouldn’t that be the best way to start the day? Sigh. Thank goodness for sugary treats!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — May 29, 2013 at 14:13

    Yum! Wish I had one of these THIS morning!

    • Lauren replied: — May 29th, 2013 @ 14:27

      I’m sending some your way!! Be there in 5!

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — May 29, 2013 at 16:29

    I’m an early morning person too. I dig when I’m the only one up and can do my thing quietly with a steaming mug of coffee in hand. Now I need a blackberry crescent for the other hand. That jam, btw, is my absolute favorite!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — May 29, 2013 at 18:46

    These crescents….I die! I dream about an ease into the day, morning like that! I’m totally a morning person, but most days I’m hopping on my bike or running at the crack of dawn…..then it’s mad dash to get to work on time.

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — May 29, 2013 at 20:59

    Hahaha! I totally have a black yeast thumb too! I love the simplicity, yet sophistication of these crescent rolls. Perfect!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — May 30, 2013 at 00:13

    Goooorgeous! I love the cinnamon-sugar topping!!

  13. #
    Eileen — May 30, 2013 at 01:15

    Why have I never thought to stuff rolls with cream cheese and jam before?? This must happen ASAP!

  14. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — May 30, 2013 at 01:35

    I love how simple these are!

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    Jamie | Thrifty Veggie Mama — May 30, 2013 at 02:23

    Lazy mornings are fantastic! I am looking forward to some now that school is out in 2 more days! Love these rolls!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — May 30, 2013 at 03:16

    Holy Moses, these look delicious. I can has a bajillion for breakfast??

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 30, 2013 at 04:09

    Your mornings sound very much like mine! Always in a rush. I would love to take some time to sit down to these!

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    Deborah — May 30, 2013 at 05:05

    Yeah, I wish mornings were leisurely!! I definitely would love some of these any time of day!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 30, 2013 at 13:46

    Can we back up a minute please…. I’m not willing to share Ryan. You need your own guy lol ;) I will however be totally willing to share these crescents with you. Love the filling! mmm

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 28, 2014 at 09:35

    Sounds a lot like our mornings! We need these!

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