Even though I enjoy cooking, I’m really not much of a baker. Baking is too precise with all the measuring. It’s just…”fiddly.” And I’m not a fiddly cook.
That’s why these Cream Cheese Filled Crescent Roll Pastries are perfect for me!
Roll out some crescent rolls, fill with sweetened cream cheese, and bake. Done. I personally believe refrigerated crescent roll dough to be one of the greatest inventions of mankind.
They’re one of the most versatile “convenience” products in the grocery store. They can go either savory or sweet and can substitute for many types of dough in all sorts of recipes saving hours of mixing, kneading, and rising.
There have even been entire cookbooks written about using refrigerated crescent roll dough. For me, they’re more than convenient – they’re essential.
I once heard someone say “give a southern girl a can of crescent rolls and she’ll make a party!” Darn right.
There are quite a few recipes on Never Enough Thyme that use refrigerated crescent rolls: Crescent Roll Breakfasts Stacks, Prosciutto Ricotta Pinwheels, Italian Style Hand Pies, Sausage Swirls, and Sausage-Pineapple Rollups, to name a few.
This one, with its sweetened cream cheese filling, is very much like a danish pastry. Tender, flaky dough with a lovely sweet filling, they’re very easy and quick to make and are wonderful for breakfast, dessert, or just an afternoon snack. Hope you enjoy them!
How to Make Cream Cheese Filled Crescent Roll Pastries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unroll half a package (4 rolls) of crescent rolls. Press the seams together and place on the bottom of an 8×8 baking pan. In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Stir with wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. Spread over crescent rolls in baking dish. Unroll remaining crescent rolls, press seams together and place on top of cream cheese layer in baking dish. Top with melted butter. Sprinkle top evenly with sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until bubbly and slightly browned. Allow to cool, then slice and serve. May be topped with a drizzle of honey if desired.
More crescent roll recipes you might enjoy:
- Monte Cristo Crescent Roll Ups from Picky Palate
- Garlic Butter Cheesy Crescent Rolls from Rasa Malaysia
- Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls from Diethood
- Ham and Cheese Crescent Bake from Taste and Tell
- Mexican Stuffed Crescent Rolls from A Spicy Perspective