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.

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