Raspberry Cream Cheese Bites – Freshly baked and absolutely irresistible!
Ingredients:
To ensure these bites turn out as delicious as possible, you’ll need the following ingredients:
For the Base:
1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust (let it come to room temperature for easy handling)
For the Raspberry Sauce:
1 ¾ cups fresh raspberries (for that vibrant, tangy flavor)
½ cup sugar (to sweeten)
6 Tbsp water
3 Tbsp corn starch (to thicken the sauce beautifully)
For the Cream Cheese Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature for a smooth texture)
½ cup sugar (adds sweetness)
1 egg yolk (to bind and enrich)
1 teaspoon lemon juice (for a slight zing)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for that irresistible aroma and flavor)
Directions:
Follow these simple steps to bake your own Raspberry Cream Cheese Bites:
Preparation: Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). Either spray 2 baking sheets with non-stick spray or line them with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
Raspberry Sauce: In a small saucepan, mix the fresh raspberries and sugar. Stir well. In a separate bowl, whisk together the water and corn starch until smooth, then pour this mixture into the saucepan. Cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Once done, remove from heat and let it cool.
Cream Cheese Filling: In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it becomes fluffy, which should take about 2-3 minutes. Add in the sugar, egg yolk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, beating for an additional 2 minutes until everything is well incorporated.
Assemble the Bites: Unroll the pie dough onto a lightly floured surface to prevent sticking. Using a pizza cutter, slice each pie dough into 16 pieces for easy rolling. Spread the cream cheese mixture over each piece, then add a dollop of the raspberry sauce on top. Carefully roll each piece from the outside edge towards the center to create a bite-sized roll.
Baking: Place the prepared rolls on your baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes, or until they turn golden brown. Once baked, allow them to cool before serving. For an extra touch of sweetness, dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with your favorite glaze.
Nutritional Information:
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 114 kcal per bite
Servings: 32 bites

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