Crescent Cheesecake Bars – Indulge your sweet tooth with these Crescent Cheesecake Bars. They combine the decadence of cream cheese with the sweetness of vanilla all wrapped in flaky crescent roll dough and topped off with a deliciously buttery cinnamon sugar glaze. Whether you’re looking to satisfy your dessert cravings or make an impression at your potluck these bars are an impressive choice!
I still remember the time I whipped up a batch of these Crescent Cheesecake Bars. It was a rainy afternoon. My entire family was cozily gathered indoors yearning for something sweet and comforting. I searched through my pantry. Discovered cans of Pillsbury crescent rolls some cream cheese and my trusty bottle of vanilla extract. The temptation to create something was simply too strong to resist. As the delightful aroma of baking cheesecake bars filled our home it created an inviting and warm atmosphere. When my husband and little one caught sight of the sugary creamy filling their eyes sparkled with delight. Let me tell you that first bite was bliss!
What makes these Crescent Cheesecake Bars so special?
What truly sets these Crescent Cheesecake Bars apart from desserts is their simplicity combined with their versatility. The use of crescent rolls streamlines the process and also adds a texture that perfectly complements the creamy filling inside. Let’s not forget about that touch of cinnamon sugar which adds a special hint of comforting warmth, to each bite. They can be easily and swiftly prepared, making them ideal for serving at gatherings or enjoying as a family indulgence.
What You Need To Make This Crescent Cheesecake Bars Recipe?
Pillsbury crescent rolls: For this recipe, Pillsbury crescent rolls are essential as they provide a buttery base and topping for the cheesecake bars. Make sure to use fresh packs for the best outcome. If you can’t find this brand, any pre-made crescent roll dough will work fine.
Cream cheese: When it comes to the filling using cream cheese is crucial as it gives the creamy and rich flavor we’re looking for. Remember to soften your cream cheese to room temperature before using it this will make blending easier, resulting in a smoother filling.
Granulated sugar: To sweeten the cream cheese filling and create a cinnamon sugar topping granulated sugar is needed. Opt for granulated sugar to ensure a well-incorporated filling.
Vanilla extract: Adding vanilla extract is key as it enhances the richness of the cream cheese. Always go for pure vanilla extract for a deeper and more natural flavor.
Unsalted butter: Unsalted butter plays a role in creating a deliciously gooey topping when combined with cinnamon and sugar. By melting the butter you allow it to blend seamlessly with ingredients. Using butter also allows you to control the saltiness of your dessert.
Cinnamon: Lastly cinnamon adds warmth and fragrance beautifully complementing the sugar to create a crust on top of these bars. To achieve the best outcome it is recommended to use freshly purchased ground cinnamon.
Additional granulated sugar for topping: You can mix some granulated sugar with the cinnamon to create an aromatic topping for the cheesecake bars. Feel free to adjust the amount based on your preference, for sweetness.
Steps To Make Crescent Cheesecake Bars:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a baking dish measuring 9 x 13 inches.
Step 2: Take one can of crescent rolls. Roll it out into the baking dish ensuring that any seams are pressed together.
Step 3: In a bowl combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract. Use a mixer to blend these ingredients until they’re thoroughly mixed.
Step 4: Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the rolled-out crescent rolls in the baking dish.
Step 5: Now take the other can of crescent rolls. Roll it out carefully on top of the cream cheese filling making sure to seal all seams securely.
Step 6: In a small dish mix together cinnamon and sugar. Then drizzle melted butter over the layer of crescent rolls. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
Step 7: Place the dish in the oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the top turns brown and most of the butter has been absorbed.
Step 8: Allow your Crescent Cheesecake Bars to cool on a wire rack before cutting them into squares.
For a professional touch, consider lightly scoring or marking the top layer of the crescent roll dough into the size of the bars you plan to cut before baking. This not only guides you for even pieces after baking but also allows the buttery topping to seep into the crevices, resulting in a wonderfully flavorful and moist treat. Just be careful to not cut all the way through the dough – a gentle marking is all you need. Enjoy your baking!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use low-fat cream cheese for this recipe?
Yes, using low-fat cream cheese is an option although the final outcome may not be as indulgent.
How do I store the leftover Crescent Cheesecake Bars?
Keep any leftovers in a container in the refrigerator. They will remain delicious for up to three days.
Can I use a different topping instead of the cinnamon sugar mixture?
Certainly! Feel free to get creative and try other options. Some fantastic choices include drizzling chocolate sauce, sprinkling sugar or adding crushed nuts for texture.
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