Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

Super easy and incredibly soft Crescent Rolls filled with a sweet and delicious lemon cheesecake filling.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 141 kcal


  • 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 4- ounces 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese , softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk , lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg , lightly beaten
  • turbinado sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Line a large plate or baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Unroll dough to form 16 triangles.
  3. Transfer triangles to wax paper lined plate. Set aside.
  4. In your mixer's bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and flour until well combined.
  5. Add egg yolk and beat until incorporated.
  6. With mixer on, add lemon zest and vanilla; mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  7. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of filling at center of wide end of each triangle.

  8. Starting at the wide end, roll to opposite point; pinch edges to seal.
  9. Keep rolls pointed side down and curve into crescent shape.
  10. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 375.
  12. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  13. Remove crescents from freezer and transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  14. Brush crescents with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  15. Bake for 12 minutes, or until puffed up and lightly browned.
  16. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  18. Place powdered sugar in a medium bowl and whisk in lemon juice; whisk until combined. Glaze should be thick, but pourable.
  19. Add more sugar or lemon juice, as necessary, to achieve desired consistency.
  20. Drizzle over crescents.
  21. Serve.

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Recipe Notes

Prep Time includes 30 minutes chilling time.

WW SmartPoints: 6

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.