This is a great dessert for date night or anytime. I've used fresh raspberries but you can use frozen if fresh raspberries are not available.
1 1/2 qt. (6 c.) fresh raspberries
1 1/4 c. sugar regular or dietetic
2 - 3 T. cornstarch
1 qt. whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Beat whipping cream with a hand mixture until stiff, While beating add vanilla and 1/4 c sugar. When done mixing keep cool in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Set aside some berries for garnish. Cover rest of berries in saucepan with water. Add sugar, cornstarch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, Reduce slightly for a few minutes. When finished cooking let cool.
To serve: cut croissants in half. Take 1/2 of a croissant on a plate. Top croissant with whipped cream. Top the cream with the cooked raspberries. Garnish with reserved raspberries.