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Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescents

These Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescents are so good… with the buttery dough ….. apple tosses with sugar and cinnamon .. a dab of butter and cream cheese… so easy.. soooo good!


I used Pillsbury’s Big Butter Flake Crescent Rolls… I highly recommend the large ones.. the smaller ones are tougher to stuff.

I used a dab of butter on the inside… Slice off ½ a tablespoon of butter using the wrappers measure. Slice it in half… then cut each half into quarters.. you get little cubes… just the perfect amount to add to the filling… don’t be tempted to omit it.. it helps give this a pastry flavor.

I used Philadelphia Cream Cheese in a tub … the Regular kind .. not whipped.. the tub variety is softer and more spreadable… you don’t spread it but it needs to be able to bake into goo … the harder brick type can be substituted … but make sure you get it softened and beat it until it’s creamy.

While we’re on the subject of the cream cheese… I made this crescents by using the cream cheese nothing else added to it.. I like cream cheese… Warren doesn’t care the tangy flavor of cream cheese as much as I do.. so if you’re like Warren… beat the cream cheese with about ½ teaspoon of sugar and a drop or two of vanilla extract.

I like Granny Smith apples.. you can use whatever kind you prefer.

I used Cinnamon Sugar from my glass jar that I make up periodically. Cinnamon Sugar can be purchased commercially but it’s far cheaper to make your own.. Click here for the recipe. Keep it in an air tight jar.. it will easily last a year or more… of course unless you use it by then!

I did use my measuring spoons to measure how much I put into each crescent.. I recommend you do the same.

You can either drizzle Sugar Icing Glaze, Vanilla Icing Glaze or Cream Cheese Glaze on these. All will work well.

Try this quick and easy recipe.. it makes a really nice sweet treat!

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescents

All you need:

1 can Pillsbury Big Butter Flake Crescent Rolls
½ tablespoon butter * see TIPS
1 apple, peeled, cored and finely diced
2 tablespoons Cinnamon Sugar
About 4 tablespoons cream cheese

All you have to do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the diced apple and the Cinnamon Sugar. mix well and set aside.

Unroll and separate the crescent roll dough.

Place 3… half teaspoons .. using your ½ teaspoon measuring spoon… on to the top portion of the crescent roll. Place 1 butter cube in the middle.

Place a scant tablespoon of the apple mixture on top of the cream cheese and butter.

Roll the crescent up starting at the wide end… as you make that first flip.. pinch the sides closed to prevent leaking. Continue to roll up as you normally would for a crescent roll. Pinch the sides gently closed.

Don’t worry that they don’t roll up the prettiest.. they will bake just fine.

Place on the parchment paper and repeat for the remaining crescents.

Bake for 15-16 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and drizzle glaze over them.

Serve warm.



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