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These Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls are creamy and flakey with delicious cheesecake flavors and a light glaze on top. Shaped into a festive ring, they’re perfect for weekend breakfasts or brunch as well as holidays!

Cream cheese crescent rolls with lemon garnish

We’ve always loved making crescent rings for spring holidays like Mother’s Day and Easter. They’re satisfying and easy to make, plus you can add flavors such as fresh berries or in this case lemon. Totally mouthwatering!

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s ready in just over a half hour, with only 15 minutes of preparation. So let’s get this started!

How to Make Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

To make them, start by opening the package of crescent rolls. Place the pieces on a baking sheet in a circle with just a slight overlap.

Then mix softened cream cheese with granulated sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest until smooth. Spread the mixture evenly onto the crescent rolls. Next, starting on long edge, roll up the dough and pinch the edges to seal. Then slice into a dozen equal pieces using a sharp knife.

Drizzling icing onto crescent rolls

Bake 18-20 minutes in a 350°F oven until golden on the outside. While it’s baking, you can make the icing by whisking milk and powdered sugar together. Once the cream cheese crescent rolls have cooled slightly, just drizzle the icing on top and serve!

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Lemony cream cheese crescent rolls with glaze on top

 

Quick And Easy Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Ring (video recipe) - bursting with irresistible lemon flavour! Tender and flaky crescent ring filled with creamy lemon cheesecake and topped with lemon zest! All you need is a 7 simple ingredients: cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, crescent roll dough and milk. Perfect for Easter or any holiday breakfast or brunch! Vegetarian. | tipbuzz.com
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Lemony Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

These Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls are flakey and creamy with a light glaze on top. Shaped into a festive ring, it's features delicious lemony flavors. Perfect for weekend breakfasts or brunch as well as holidays!
Prep Time: 12 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 8-oz package refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons milk

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, granulated sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest until well blended.
  • Unroll crescent roll dough to form a large rectangle. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on top.
  • Starting on long edge, roll up dough and pinch the edge to seal. Then slice into a dozen pieces using a sharp knife.
  • Place pieces on prepared baking sheet in a circle, overlapping slightly. Bake 18 minutes or until golden.
  • Meanwhile prepare icing by whisking powdered sugar and milk together in a small bowl. Drizzle over warm crescent ring. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Lemony Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 223mg9%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese crescent rolls
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Quick And Easy Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Ring (video recipe) - bursting with irresistible lemon flavour! Tender and flaky crescent ring filled with creamy lemon cheesecake and topped with lemon zest! All you need is a 7 simple ingredients: cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, crescent roll dough and milk. Perfect for Easter or any holiday breakfast or brunch! Vegetarian. | tipbuzz.com