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!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Flatten one tube of crescent roll dough, and press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese with 1 cup sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough in the pan. Unroll the remaining crescent roll dough, and place over the top of the cream cheese layer. Spread melted butter over the top, and sprinkle the top with a mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.

  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until top is lightly toasted. Cool, and refrigerate before serving.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

482.7 calories; 6.3 g protein; 44.9 g carbohydrates; 61.4 mg cholesterol; 531.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
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 Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2009
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. Read More
(8)
159 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 129
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
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 Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
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 Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2009
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. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
I used the basic recipes without cinnamon though. I precooked the bottom crust for about 10 minutes to get it partially baked as some reveiwers found the bottom not cooked through. I then whipped together 2 bricks of cream cheese and one can of lemon pie filling and 1 cup of sugar. I spread it over the bottom crust ( it was still pretty hot) and topped it off with the top layer of cresent dough. I then melted about 1'4 cup butter and 2 tblsp. sugar in the microwave for about 1 minutes and drizzles this on top of the pie. I baked it uncovered for about 35 minutes. I took it to a dinner party and boy did it go fast! Read More
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