I love Trader Joe’s! Every time I go in there to pick up a few things, I end up leaving with waaaay more that I intended to buy. For those of you that have experienced Trader Joe’s, you are probably saying “I knooooooow!” as you read this. Anyway, one of the main reasons that I find TJ’s to be such a great place, is that they have a good selection of frozen items that you will not find in other stores and the prices are very reasonable. I usually try a few new items on each visit. This time, I decided to try the frozen Almond Croissants (4 per box). They were very easy to prepare and bake up in no time. I will definitely be making them for breakfast for my family and overnight guests in the future. To find a TJ’s near you, check out their store finder here.
The night before you plan to serve the croissants, simply take them out of the package and lay them on a lightly buttered baking sheet so that they can defrost and rise. The package recommends 6 to 7 hours.
After 6 to 7 hours, this is what they look like! They more than double in size and are ready to go in the oven at 350° F for 20-25 minutes. I found that 20 minutes was enough time to create a nice flaky golden outer crisp.
Perfection! I will warn you now–you will not be able to eat just one. ;)