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Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

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Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time55 mins
Super easy and incredibly soft Crescent Rolls filled with a sweet and delicious lemon cheesecake filling.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 141

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • FOR THE FILLING
  • 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
  • EGG WASH and TOPPING
  • 1 large egg , lightly beaten
  • turbinado sugar
  • FOR THE GLAZE
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions 

  • Line a large plate or baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Unroll dough to form 16 triangles.
  • Transfer triangles to wax paper lined plate. Set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and flour until well combined.
  • Add egg yolk and beat until incorporated.
  • With mixer on, add lemon zest and vanilla; mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  • Place 1 heaping tablespoon of filling at center of wide end of each triangle.
  • Starting at the wide end, roll to opposite point; pinch edges to seal.
  • Keep rolls pointed side down and curve into crescent shape.
  • Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Remove crescents from freezer and transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush crescents with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until puffed up and lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • MAKE THE GLAZE
  • Place powdered sugar in a medium bowl and whisk in lemon juice; whisk until combined. Glaze should be thick, but pourable.
  • Add more sugar or lemon juice, as necessary, to achieve desired consistency.
  • Drizzle over crescents.
  • Serve.

Notes

Prep Time includes 30 minutes chilling time.
 
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.
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