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.

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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.

Photo of Trader Joe's Croissants Frozen

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.

Photo of Trader Joe's Croissant Risen

Perfection! I will warn you now–you will not be able to eat just one. ;)

Photo of Trader Joe's Croissants Up Close

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2 Comments on Test Kitchen – Trader Joe’s Almond Croissants

  1. L Denard
    January 18, 2015 at 12:12 PM (3 years ago)

    I was first exposed to Almond criossants in New York and I loved them. When I reutrned home to Michigan I couldn’t find them. Then my daugther told me about Trader Joe’s criossants. I love them!!! All the flavor and none of the work. I found the mini butter ones are just as tasty for a change. Thank you TJ’s

    • Valerie Vardaro
      January 22, 2015 at 3:01 PM (3 years ago)

      Hi! I will need to try the mini croissants! Thanks for the tip. I just made the almond croissants again this week. Soooo good! Trader Joe’s is the best! Have a good one!


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