"When my friend Dee gave me this recipe I was very skeptical. Who ever heard of cheesecake made with crescent dough? I made it one day when I had 3 back-up desserts and it was one of the first to go. So easy to make and a popular demand by my family, I make it all the time. Hey!! Even my no-impress mother-in-law asked for the recipe!!! Enjoy!" — MELLISAR
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2 (10 ounce) cans
refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
This is wonderful and so easy to make. The last time I made it, we added blackberry pie filling between the cream cheese filling and the top crescent roll layer. It was to die for. I think next time we will try other flavors of pie filling
I don't know, maybe after reading all of the rave-reviews, I was expecting something more... No one disliked it, but no one was "raving" either, and I thought it tasted more like a sweet, breakfast danish than a dessert cheesecake. Also, it didn't end up with much visual appeal either, which might not matter to some, but I like my food pretty. I followed the directions exactly, served after chilling in the fridge. It tastes good, but a little blah... I do like the idea of adding a pie filling. If I try again, I'll add a layer of pie filling, reduce the sugar, cut the butter in half, and serve with coffee for breakfast.
VERY good! I brought this to a social gathering and not one person there didn't want the recipe! There was about 15 people there. I am very impressed with how easy this is and how AWESOME it tastes! One of the people exclaiming about the recipe, said it tasted much like a cinnamon roll but not as sweet because of the cream cheese! I will DEFINITELY use this recipe again!
Next time I would add a layer of pie filling over the cream cheese layer. Then gently roll out the top layer of crescent dough with a rolling pin until smooth...lay over top of the pie filling and trim to fit. I brushed on less than half the melted butter called for and next time would sprinkle a generous layer of granulated sugar with a dusting of cinnamon...otherwise the top is very brown and it's difficult to judge the colour of the pastry at the end of the cooking time. A big party hit...I would serve it warm, at room temp or chilled.
I've already reviewed this, but I came back to print it out and wanted to add that I used Splenda instead of sugar and Smart Balance instead of butter and I still got the best results possible.
I was pretty skeptical of this recipe, but decided I had to try it based on all the positive reviews. Yes, like everyone else says, it is much more like a cheese danish than a true cheesecake. No matter what you call it though, it was really delicious and super easy! I definitely would use reduced fat crescent rolls and reduced fat cream cheese for this next time- I don't think you'd ever notice a difference in flavor with all the butter, sugar and cinnamon in this. I also would use less butter on the top. I only used about 1/3 cup and I thought that was a even more than necessary. For presentation, I topped mine with chopped pecans for the last 10 minutes of baking time. It looked nice, but would have tasted great without them too. Thanks for a recipe that's definitely a keeper!
Great recipe- easy!! It was the only food item that was gone at the end of my friend's party. I think that if I use a glass baking dish the next time, I will lower the temperature- the top was a little too brown, but it was still delicious!
I baked this tonight and planned to serve it tomorrow evening. My husband returned home from a meeting and insisted on having a piece shortly after it came out of the oven. Even warm, this has a really rich creamy flavor. I am sure that it will be even better when cooled and chilled properly. Easy, but yummy.
***UPDATE***Yummy when chilled, also. Keeps well when covered in the fridge...not that there are many leftovers!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No-Fuss Cinnamon Cheesecake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 276
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