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Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

Elevate your dessert game with the delightful fusion of tangy lemon and creamy cheesecake encased in flaky, buttery crescent rolls. Our Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls are a heavenly treat that combines the simplicity of crescent rolls with the lusciousness of cheesecake, creating a dessert that’s as bright and refreshing as it is indulgent. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, satisfying a sweet tooth, or just craving a burst of citrusy goodness, these rolls are sure to become a favorite in your repertoire.

Exciting Story: In our kitchen, where innovation meets tradition, the story of Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls unfolds. Imagine the zest of fresh lemons, the creaminess of cheesecake, and the joy of wrapping it all up in a golden crescent roll. The first bite revealed layers of flavor – the tangy lemon dancing with the rich cheesecake, all cocooned in the flaky embrace of the crescent. Now, we’re thrilled to share this recipe, inviting you to bring a burst of sunshine to your table with these delectable rolls that are perfect for any occasion.

Why This Citrusy Indulgence: Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls: Unveiling Why This Recipe Is a Must-Try for Dessert Enthusiasts!

Selling Points:

  • Effortless Elegance: Achieve a gourmet dessert with minimal effort, thanks to the simplicity of crescent rolls.
  • Zesty Twist: Infuse your dessert with the bright and invigorating flavor of fresh lemons.
  • Cheesecake Creaminess: Experience the luxurious creaminess of cheesecake without the need for a complicated recipe.
  • Versatile Delight: Serve as a dessert, brunch item, or sweet treat for any time of the day.


  • For an extra citrus kick, consider adding a drizzle of lemon glaze made with powdered sugar and lemon juice after baking.
  • Experiment with different citrus fruits, such as orange or lime, to create unique flavor variations.
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for added indulgence.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use store-bought lemon juice instead of fresh?

While fresh lemon juice provides optimal flavor, you can use store-bought lemon juice if fresh lemons are not available.

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Can I make these ahead of time?

While best enjoyed fresh, you can assemble the rolls and refrigerate them until ready to bake.

Can I freeze leftover crescent rolls?

Yes, you can freeze the baked rolls. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes before serving.

Transform your dessert routine with the bright and luscious flavor of Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls. Bake, indulge, and share the joy of these citrus-infused delights that bring a touch of elegance to any occasion!

Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

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  • can (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent roll dough

  • package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • /2 cup granulated sugar

  • large egg

  • teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Zest of one lemon

  • tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


  • Preheat and Prepare:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll Out Crescent Dough:
  • Roll out the crescent roll dough on a lightly floured surface, separating it into individual triangles.
  • Prepare Cheesecake Filling:
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and fresh lemon juice until smooth and well combined.
  • Assemble and Roll:
  • Spoon a dollop of the cheesecake mixture onto the wide end of each crescent triangle. Roll up each triangle, starting from the wide end, to form crescent rolls.
  • Bake to Golden Perfection:
  • Place the filled crescent rolls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool and Dust:
  • Allow the Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls to cool for a few minutes before dusting with powdered sugar, if desired.
  • Serve and Enjoy:
  • Serve these zesty delights warm and watch as they disappear with smiles of satisfaction!

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