Pumpkin Cheesecake Crescent Rolls
Fall is here and so are the Pumpkin recipes! These Pumpkin Cheesecake Crescent Rolls are the perfect breakfast on a chilly morning. Don’t forget the cream cheese glaze!
Pumpkin season has officially arrived. If you follow me on instagram you may have seen the case of pumpkin! So I sure hope you love the orange fruit as much as I do!
Wait, is pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? I tend to use pumpkin in sweet recipes, so I’m going with “fruit.”
These Pumpkin Cups are so easy to make! I made two batches, trying a different technique with each batch. The first batch I unrolled the crescent rolls like you would normally do. I put a big scoop of filling inside and rolled them back up! I baked according to the crescent roll package, adding an extra minute or two. When I removed them from the oven I brushed them with some melted butter and sprinkled the rolls with cinnamon and sugar. I then drizzled some of the cream cheese glaze on top. These were delicious. A bit messy, but still VERY delicious. The filling oozed out a little bit, but firmed up on the ends. Once cooled, the pumpkin cheesecake had firmed up more, but the crescent rolls flattened. Quite tasty, but unattractive!
The second batch I made using my cupcake tin. I took each triangle of dough, rolled it into a ball then pressed it into a cupcake tin with my fingertips. I put a scoop of filling inside the dough and baked according to the package. I also added an extra minute or two to let the crust brown a little more. I drizzled the glaze over these too (but skipped the butter/cinnamon step). This was my favorite batch. They were easier to eat in a little “cup.” The filling was still soft and creamy (not firm like a typical cheesecake). I loved the centers, and I loved that the “cups” didn’t sink or flatten.
As for the rest of the family, it was a “tie.” Some liked the sweetness that the butter and cinnamon/sugar gave the crescent rolls. The picky eater liked the crescent roll better because the filling was more firm (she is my texture challenged child, haha)! The rest of us really enjoyed the cups because of the creamy centers and the beauty!
So, you decide how you want to make these! Either way is delicious. The recipe calls for two rolls of Pillsbury Crescent roll, so you could make half and half! ENJOY.
Don’t forget the cream cheese glaze!
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