Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

I can't believe it's the middle of the week already. Where does the time go, it seems that time does go when you're having fun and even when you're aren't. It has been a very busy week thus far and it's only going to get busier. I'm retiring from the US Army and very soon I'll be a stay at home mom. That means that I get to spend a LOT more time with the family, something that I am very much looking forward to. Today I have another special treat for you. Are you looking for something sweet and tangy at the same time? How about trying these delicious Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls. Not only will they hit that sweet spot but they make a delicious treat. Perfect for Breakfast or as an appetizer, your entire family will love them.

Yields: 16 crescent rolls

Ready in 55 minutes


2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

For the filling:

4 oz 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

raw sugar

Lemon Glaze:

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice


1. Unroll dough to form 16 triangles, and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet or plate.

2. Using an electric mixer beat cream cheese, sugar and flour until well-combined. Add egg yolk and beat until incorporated.

3. With mixer on, add lemon zest and vanilla; mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

4. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling at the center of wide end of each triangle.

5. Starting at the wide end, roll to opposite point; pinch edges to seal. Keep rolls pointed side down and curve into crescent shape.

6. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

8. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

9. Remove crescents from freezer and transfer to prepared baking sheet.

10. Brush crescents with egg wash and sprinkle with raw sugar.

11. Bake for 14 minutes, or until golden brown.

12. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

13. To make the glaze, place powdered sugar in a medium bowl with lemon juice. Whisk until combined. Glaze should be thick, but pourable. Add more sugar or lemon juice as necessary to achieve desired consistency.

14. Drizzle lemon glaze over crescents.

Annmarie John


  1. Your Lemon Cheesecake Crescents look delicious! Pinned your recipe to my Dessert Board!

  2. Those sound so good. I am definitely trying these.

  3. I love the crescent rolls and adding cream cheese would make them even tastier. These look fantastic.

  4. Yummy! This looks so good! Could be breakfast or dessert! Thanks for sharing!

  5. OMG this looks so good. I like anything lemon flavor. Must try them.

  6. I know my kids would absolutely love these and so easy. Need to grab some crescent rolls soon.

  7. Wow, my crescent rolls never look this good and then add lemon, looks amazing

  8. These look incredible! I am going to have to try these!

  9. These look flaky and nice! Looks like it could be eaten at just about any meal. The Pictures are great as well

  10. These would be a perfect addition to Easter dinner! I may have to add them to the menu!

  11. Oh I have a can if crescents in the fridge. I can do this.

  12. Oh my--these look like I would eat a couple right away and I doubt they would last very long even though I live alone! I love the taste of lemon and love crescent rolls---I think I am in trouble---

  13. These crescent rolls look so good. Definitely want to make them some day. Lemony cheesecake goodness! Yum!

  14. Oh my those look good! My daughter loves crescent rolls so I'll have to give these a try for sure!

  15. These look so good. I've never thought of using crescent rolls this way.

  16. Well these just sound like perfection! The boyfriend and I would love to try these out!

  17. oh, those look so lovely and yummy! I want to make them for tomorrows snowy breakfast!

  18. Those look just so tasty. I will have to make this for my family.

  19. They look nice and light, flaky and delicious. I think I'd like to have them for Sunday brunch!

  20. My daughter loves crescent rolls and this would be perfect for her! I can't wait to make it and see what she thinks! :)

  21. OK this sounds so wonderful! I think this would be a perfect dessert to serve on Easter, it really reminds me of spring.

  22. These sound so yummy! This week has gone by so fast for me these would make the perfect end of week snack.

  23. Nice semi home made idea! We prefer full fat but otherwise i may try this exact recipe!

  24. Why have I never thought of this before! So brilliant and for sure pinning for the kids!

  25. That might be the easiest cheesecake I have ever seen. I don't think those would last long in my house!

  26. You had me at the title...these sound delish!

  27. These look delicious and worth a bake! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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