Cranberry Cheesecake Stuffed Crescent Rolls

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The holidays are already so unbelievably crazy already. Is anyone else feeling like that? With the work parties, friend parties, breakfasts with Santa, family brunches and all the other things you need to accomplish before getting a visit from good ol’ St. Nick, I bet you’re feeling it too. And I didn’t even mention the shopping…

With everything extra on my plate I’m planning ahead and using Walmart online grocery pickup to save some time getting our groceries and extra odds and ends for holiday gatherings. In all honesty, I use them even when it’s not the holiday season because I just get too busy with life and it’s such a lifesaver.

Walmart online grocery pickup

However, when you toss in all the holiday extras on top of feeding a family, getting the kids to school and normal workdays, online grocery shopping becomes more of a necessity for your sanity.

When I used Walmart online grocery pickup this week to buy groceries, I also purchased some Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls to make some holiday treats.

I decided to use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls because they’re delicious and easy to work with. Because the dough is so workable, I was almost guaranteed to be able to make my idea work. I also knew that they would be quick to bake up thanks to Pillsbury, and that’s a necessity during the holiday season.

Handheld dessert or breakfast

I wanted to create a handheld dessert so if you were having a party with appetizers or just more of a cocktail party, you could almost have a dessert-like appetizer too.

So, I made these delicious and indulgent Cranberry Cheesecake Stuffed Crescent Rolls. These taste very similar to a fruit Danish so if you like those, you’ll love this!

Also, while you can serve these at room temperature, they are extra delectable when they’re served warm. They reheat really well too!

These would also be perfect for winter book club get-togethers or hosting girls’ night out. As the months warm up, try it with other fruits too. I’d stick to berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries) and sweetened cream cheese (think cheese Danish).

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Cranberry Cheesecake Stuffed Crescent Rolls

These Cranberry Cheesecake Stuffed Crescent Rolls are the perfect dessert or breakfast treat for your friends and family during the holiday. They smooth, creamy and taste just like a cheese danish. 
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, cranberry cheesecake, cranberry dessert, stuffed crescent rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Rachel Quenzer


Cranberry Cheesecake Stuffed Crescent Rolls Ingredients

  • 1-3 packages of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 16 oz. cream cheese (or 2, 8 oz. packages)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cranberries
  • 1/2 cup honey

Glaze ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • 1/4 cup Decorator's sugar crystals


  • Preheat your oven to 375 per the package of the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • Add your honey to a saucepan and heat until it starts boiling. Stir continuously. 
  • Add your cranberries to the pot and continue to heat on low. Stir occasionally to make sure the mixture isn’t burning. Once the cranberries through heat they will soften and start to dissolve. 
  • Once done remove it from the heat and let it cool for about 5-10 minutes
  • In a large bowl, mix together your cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar with a hand mixer and then add in the cranberry mixture.
  • Mix until everything is smooth and there are no clumps. Even if your cream cheese just came out of fridge, the leftover heat from the cranberries will help to soften it and smooth things out. 
  • Set aside and then remove your crescent rolls from the packaging by rolling them onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Spoon some of the mixture onto the flat roll dough, and then roll them as you would a normal Pillsbury Crescent Roll. 
  • Add them to the oven for 9 minutes per package directions. 
  • While the crescent rolls bake, mix together your glaze ingredients and whisk well. Make sure you whisk it enough so it’s not gritty from the sugar. You want it to have a smooth consistency and texture. 
  • When the Cranberry Cheesecake Stuffed Crescent Rolls are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool a bit. 
  • Once cooled a little, drizzle the glaze over the top and then sprinkle on the decorators’ sugar crystals. 


  1. These look so good. I love making recipes with crescent rolls. You can do so much with them. I’ll have to grab the ingredients so I can try this.

  2. The cranberry cheesecake stuffing sounds so delicious. This would make for a lovely dessert. It would also be perfect to serve to guests as a snack with coffee or tea. Saving the recipe and making these soon.


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