Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes

This treat is like a cross between Cranberry Cheesecake and a cheese danish with crescent rolls. It is a perfect Holiday side dish or dessert.

Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

If you are a fan of cranberry cheesecake but do not want to take the time to break out the springform pan and build the crust etc, then this is the recipe for you. After all, the holidays are busy enough, so make something simple and delicious.

Did you know that cranberry sauce in the United States is most commonly eaten on Thanksgiving? Also, only 5% of the actual fruit is ever eaten- the rest is turned into cranberry sauce! Learn more about cranberries here.


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What We Love About This Cranberry Cheesecake Crescents Recipe

A cream cheese crescent roll is the perfect dish to serve at your next holiday event. They are so delicious and easy to make and they work both as a dessert and an appetizer!

  • Less Than 30 Minutes: Since most of the work is already done, they only take a few minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the fridge, these are such simple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Warm, sweet and creamy they are gret to begin or end the meal.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-calorie or gluten-free.
Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls open to reveal filling.

Ingredient Notes for Cranberry Cheesecake Recipes

  • Cream Cheese: Make sure it is soft, leave it out the night before so that it is room temperature and combines and spreads well.
  • Powdered Sugar: A sugar alternative can be of use here.
  • Cranberry Sauce: Make your own fresh cranberry sauce or use store bought, any brand will work.
  • Crescent Rolls: One 8 count package, slice into 8 of the dough. gluten-free will work too.
  • Butter: Again a diary substitute can be used here. Melt.
  • Sugar: Granulated sugar for the top.

Equipment Needed for Appetizers with Crescent Rolls

How to Make Cranberry Cheesecake Crescents

These are the basic steps for making Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions, cook time and nutrition facts.

Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat your oven and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Then in a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and powdered sugar with a mixer until smooth and cheesecake batter is well combined.

STEP 2: FOLD

Next, pour in the cranberry sauce and fold into the cheese mixture.

STEP 3: UNROLL

Then, unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles, use a knife if necessary..Spoon a thin layer of the cranberry mixture over the top of each triangle.Roll up the dough and place each crescent roll on the prepared baking sheet.

Rolling the cheesecake rolls.

STEP 4: BRUSH

Finally, brush the crescent rolls with melted butter and top with sugar.Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, until the crescent rolls are golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Prep and Storage Tips for Cranberry Cheesecake Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Assemble the crescent rolls with cream cheese as instructed and place them, unbaked, in the refrigerator cover with aluminum foil for up to three days. Bake when you’re ready to eat them so you save prep time later.

HOW TO SERVE RECIPE

Crescent rolls with cream cheese can be served at room temperature, but they taste really great when warmed up in the oven.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze, let the crescent roll dessert cool completely before placing it in an airtight container. The rolls can stay frozen for up to three months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

You can reheat cranberry crescent rolls by placing them in the oven at medium heat for a few minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

All of the ingredients in this recipe are generally gluten free. You can always buy crescent rolls that are labeled gluten free as well! Low fat, low sugar or sugar free versions of the ingredients can also be great in this recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE OTHER FLAVORS IN PLACE OF CRANBERRY SAUCE?

Yes! You can substitute the cranberry sauce for blueberry, strawberry, or another jam.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED?

Indeed, simply double all of the ingredients required and have an extra baking sheet on hand.

CAN PUFF PASTRY BE USED IN PLACE OF CRESCENT ROLLS?

It is not recommended to use puff pastry in place of the crescent rolls for the texture and taste of the recipe will be altered and the juices might escape..

A tray of Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls.

Expert Tips for Making This Cheesecake Crescent Rolls Recipe

  • Great for Other Holidays: By substituting the cranberry for other flavors, this crescent roll dessert can be made for many holidays such as Christmas!
  • Substitute: If you don’t have crescent rolls you can use biscuit dough instead by rolling it flat with a rolling pin and cutting out the triangles.
  • Herbs: Top this recipe with rosemary a little sea salt or thyme for an extra added taste!
  • Top: Top with a little powdered sugar and fresh orange zest. Drizzle or swirl with a little white chocolate and graham cracker crumbs to remind people of a graham cracker crust of a cake.

What to Serve with Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

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Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls
5 from 2 votes

Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

Yield: 8 rolls
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
This treat is like a cross between Cranberry Cheesecake and a cheese danish with crescent rolls. It is a perfect Holiday side dish or dessert.
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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 8- count package crescent rolls
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and well combined.
  • Fold in the cranberry sauce.
  • Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles.
  • Spread a thin layer of the cranberry mixture over the top of each triangle.
  • Roll up the dough and place each crescent roll on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush the crescent rolls with butter and top with sugar.
  • Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, until the crescent rolls are golden brown.

Expert Tips

  • Great for Other Holidays: By substituting the cranberry for other flavors, this crescent roll dessert can be made for many holidays such as Christmas!
  • Substitute: If you don’t have crescent rolls you can use biscuit dough instead by rolling it flat with a rolling pin and cutting out the triangles.
  • Herbs: Top this recipe with rosemary a little sea salt or thyme for an extra added taste!
  • Top: Top with a little powdered sugar and fresh orange zest. Drizzle or swirl with a little white chocolate and graham cracker crumbs to remind people of a graham cracker crust of a cake.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake, cranberry, cranberry cheesecake, cranberry cheesecake crescent rolls, crescent rolls

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