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Easy Apple Crescent Rolls With Cream Cheese

by Nellie

These Apple Crescent Rolls are so good for dessert with a little bit of ice cream on the side! Made with simple ingredients it’s the perfect fall treat!

What are apple crescent rolls?

Apple crescent rolls are a type of pastry made with crescent-shaped dough that is filled with an apple filling. They are often served as a dessert, and can be topped with ice cream, whipped cream, or caramel sauce.

What ingredients do you need to make apple crescent rolls?

To make apple crescent you will need:

1 Granny Smith apple

1 pack crescent roll dough 1-2 oz cream cheese

2 tbsp Brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Drizzle

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 3/4 cup light brown sugar

1 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour 

Where can I serve these apple cinnamon crescent rolls?

Apple crescent rolls are best served as a dessert, but can also be enjoyed as a breakfast or brunch item. They would be great for a holiday potluck or family gathering!

How do you store apple crescent rolls?

Apple crescent rolls can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen for up to 2 months.

What’s the best way to reheat apple crescent rolls?

The best way to reheat apple crescent rolls is to bake them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until they are warmed through.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, apple crescent rolls can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours before baking. Simply assemble the rolls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until you are ready to bake.

Do I need to use a specific type of apple for these rolls?

No, you can use any type of apple that you like for these rolls. However, we prefer to use Granny Smith apples because they are tart and have a firm texture.

Can I make these vegan?

Yes, you can make these apple crescent rolls vegan by using a vegan-friendly dough and filling. We recommend using a store-bought vegan Crescent Roll dough, and a dairy-free cream cheese for the filling. For the drizzle, you can use a plant-based milk in place of the butter.

Do I need to use a specific type of dough for these rolls?

No, you can use any type of Crescent Roll dough that you like. However, we recommend using a store-bought Crescent Roll dough for the best results.

What’s the best way to slice the apples for these rolls?

We recommend using a sharp knife to thinly slice the apples for these rolls. You can also use a mandoline slicer if you have one.

Can I make these without the cream cheese filling?

Yes, you can make these apple crescent rolls without the cream cheese filling. Simply omit the cream cheese from the recipe and increase the amount of applesauce or apple pie filling that you use in the filling.

Do I need to use a specific type of cream cheese for these rolls?

No, you can use any type of cream cheese that you like for these rolls. However, we recommend using a full-fat cream cheese for the best results.

Can I make these without the brown sugar drizzle?

Yes, you can make these apple crescent rolls without the brown sugar drizzle. However, we think that the drizzle adds a nice touch of sweetness and flavor to the rolls. If you choose to omit it, we recommend serving the rolls with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

Enjoy!

Easy Apple Crescent Rolls With Cream Cheese
Yield: 8 Rolls

Easy Apple Crescent Rolls With Cream Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These yummy crescent rolls are so great for dessert or even breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea!

Ingredients

  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 pack crescent roll dough 1-2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Drizzle
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Slice an apple into 8 pieces.
  3. Trim off the peel of the apple slices and place in a bowl of cold water. Mix the cream cheese, brown sugar and cinnamon until a paste forms. Spread the paste on the inside of the unwrapped crescent roll.
  4. Wrap one slice of the apples in the roll.
  5. In a small stockpot, melt butter, brown sugar and flour until dissolved.
  6. Brush on top of the crescent rolls and pour into the baking dish.
  7. Bake for 20-25 mins until bubbly and golden brown.
  8. Serve immediately

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