Crescent Cheesecake Roll-Ups Exist, And They're Amazing

By Nicole Nared-Washington
Created December 8, 2016
Crescent Cheesecake Roll-Ups
Pillsbury blogger Nicole Nared takes her signature Fried Cheesecake Roll-Ups to the next level with flaky, buttery crescents. MORE+ LESS-

So, my blog is really famous for Fried Cheesecake Roll-Ups I don’t how I came up with the idea of a cheesecake roll. I think it’s because I love cheesecake and I love fruit roll-ups In any case, I created a crescent-wrapped version just for you. They’ll make you stare to the heavens and wonder why God allowed such a creation to exist. In a good way.

Crescent Cheesecake Roll-Ups

What I love about these roll-ups is how surprisingly easy they are to make. All you do is cut the crescent dough into squares, spoon some of the cheesecake mixture in the middle, roll, fry, sprinkle, and enjoy! You can even make a buffet of dipping sauces like strawberry, chocolate and caramel. People can dip away! Just make sure they know they can’t double dip. Yea, that’s kinda gross.

OK, so to start you take care of a bit of prep work. Line a large plate with paper towels. In small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Set aside. Now, using a handheld blender or standing mixer, blend 1 package cream cheese until creamy. Then add ¼ cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla; blend until well combined.

Then, lightly flour your work surface. Unroll 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations seamless dough sheets Slightly roll out the dough about an extra half an inch. Cut the dough into 6 squares.

Unroll 2 Cans Pillsbury Crescents

Place about 1 tablespoon filling in the middle of each square and spread to form long line of filling. For each roll-up, roll side closest to you up over filling then roll to opposite side while slightly pulling edges to make the roll longer. Use pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut off ragged edges. Pinch the end of the seam into the dough to secure the cream cheese inside.

Add Filling In Middle Of Square Then Roll Side Over filling.

In a skillet, heat canola oil to 325°F. Carefully place roll-ups in hot oil. . Allow to fry on one side for about 30 seconds to a minute and flip to the other side until golden brown. Remove from the oil and place on a plate that is lined with a paper towel. Immediately sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture and turn to another plate or cooling rack to let cool for about 10 minutes or more and serve!

Crescent Cheesecake Roll-Ups