Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

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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!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes

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!

Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls on a white plate

If you need a dish that is both tasty and versatile, then making a cream cheese crescent roll is an absolute must! Not only will you have a delightful treat to add to your table, but you’ll have both the hors d’oeuvres and desserts covered. You’ll save so much time and and effort when you make these cream cheese roll ups.

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 Recipe

What makes this recipe great? These sweet and tart crescent rolls with cream cheese are perfect for saving you time during the busy holiday season!

  • Less Than 30 Minutes: Cream cheese in crescent rolls takes only a short amount of time to make!
  • Easy Ingredients: With only six ingredients, you can find all that you need for cream cheese croissants in your grocery store.
  • Family Friendly: Kids and parents alike will love this crescent roll desserts recipe.
  • Perfect for Every Holiday: Crescent roll recipes with cream cheese can be made for any holiday!
The inside of a cranberry cheesecake crescent roll

Ingredient Notes

  • Cream Cheese: Cream cheese adds a delicious flavor to crescent cream cheese rolls. Softened cream cheese also helps speed up the time it takes to bake the rolls.
  • Cranberry Sauce: If cranberry sauce isn’t your favorite, you can substitute it for Apple Walnut Chutney in your crescent roll dessert.
  • Crescent Rolls: Crescent rolls add a delicious flaky flavor and texture to this recipe.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

These are the basic steps for making crescent rolls cream cheese. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Instructions for making the cranberry filling

STEP 1: Preheat

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

STEP 2: Stir

Stir the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until well mixed.

STEP 3: Fold

Fold in the cranberry sauce.

Instructions for making cranberry crescent rolls.

STEP 4: Unroll and Spread

Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles. Spread some cranberry over each triangle.

STEP 5: Roll and Brush

Roll up the dough and place on a baking sheet. Brush the rolls with butter and top with sugar.

STEP 6: Bake

Bake for 9-12 minutes.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Assemble the crescent rolls with cream cheese as instructed and place them, unbaked, in the refrigerator for up to three days. Bake when you’re ready to eat them.

HOW TO SERVE THIS 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 375 degrees F for a few minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE

All of the ingredients in this recipe are generally gluten free. You can always buy crescent rolls that are labeled gluten free as well!

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?

Yes, 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.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls on a white plate

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Great for Other Holidays: By substituting the cranberry for other flavors, this crescent roll dessert can be made for many holidays!
  • 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 or thyme for an extra added taste!

What to Serve with Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

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Cranberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

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Servings: 8 rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

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!
  • 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 or thyme for an extra added taste!

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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