Jammy Pastries

The flaky toaster pastries of your childhood get a fancy upgrade with this easy recipe.

Jammy Pastries
Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

It's actually quite simple to make these nostalgic treats. Just top rectangles of ready-made pie crust with a layer of cream cheese and your favorite jam. You'll finish each pastry off with a layer of icing for an indulgent treat that will take you back. Pro-tip: Make these your own by flavoring the cream cheese with easy mix-ins. Stir in cinnamon and top with mixed-berry jam or fold in a couple tablespoons of toasted chopped almonds and cardamom and pair with apricot preserves.


  • 1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated pie crusts

  • All-purpose flour, for work surface

  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened, divided

  • ¾ cup jam of your choice (from 1 [10-oz.] jar)

  • 1 cup (about 4 oz.) confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll each pie crust into a 10- by- 12-inch rectangle on a lightly floured work surface. Place 1 dough rectangle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; spread dough with half of the cream cheese, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Spread jam over cream cheese. Top with remaining pie crust, lining up edges; seal edges together using a fork. Prick holes all over top. Bake until golden brown, 22 to 24 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. Whisk together sugar, milk, and remaining cream cheese in a bowl; drizzle over pastry. Cut evenly into 8 rectangles.

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