Apple Cheesecake Ring has a flaky crescent roll crust, sweet cheesecake filling and the crunch of real apples. You’ll love this easy cheesecake ring recipe for family brunch or a holiday breakfast!
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Why This Recipe Works
Have you ever tried a cheesecake ring?
You take cheesecake filling, roll it into crescent dough, shape into a circle and bake. Impressive, delicious and surprisingly easy to make!
- I added apples, pecans and cinnamon sugar to this cheesecake ring recipe.
- The crunchy nuts and apples taste amazing with the creamy filling.
- Apple Cheesecake Ring looks gorgeous on any table!
- Cinnamon sugar is sprinkled over the flaky crescent crust for a perfect sweet finish.
- It’s easy to assemble with a big WOW factor!
Did I mention that the whole thing is drizzled with maple syrup too? You can’t get much better than apples, cinnamon, pecans and maple syrup all in one cheesecake ring!
You’re going to love how simple the ingredients for this cheesecake ring are simple.
- Cream cheese – As always, use the stick kind NOT the tubs.
- Powdered sugar – for sweetness.
- Egg – binds everything together.
- Apples – I use CrunchPak apples to save time.
- Cinnamon sugar
- Pecans – I buy chopped pecans. Toast the pecans for best flavor.
- Refrigerated crescent rolls – You’ll need two full packages for today’s recipe.
- Maple syrup – Use pure syrup (not pancake syrup) for drizzling over the baked apple ring.
Once you have all your ingredients ready to go, making apple cheesecake ring is a breeze.
- Beat together the cheesecake filling ingredients. Set the bowl aside.
- Separate the crescent roll triangles. Arrange 12 triangles in a ring shape with the wide ends connected. Top with 12 more triangles and press the ends together to form an indentation around the ring.
- Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the indentation. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and pecans.
- Roll the ends up around the filling and tuck them in to the center of the ring. Sprinkle the top of the ring with more cinnamon sugar!
- Bake the apple cheesecake ring until it looks nice and golden brown.
Let the ring cool for a few minutes, then drizzle with maple syrup before slicing and serving.
I used a round baking stone for these cheesecake recipe. You can use any kind of baking dish that ring will fit on.
You can use any kind of apples! I like a combination of sweet and tart for baking, like granny smith and pink lady.
For many of my recipes, I use Crunch Pak brand of apples which come peeled and already sliced.
Sure! Feel free to leave out the pecans for a nut free option.
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Apple Cheesecake Ring
- 1 package cream cheese, softened 8 ounce
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 ½ cups sliced apples
- ¼ cup cinnamon/sugar mixture divided
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and egg together until well blended. Set aside.
- Unroll crescent rolls, and separate triangles. Lay the first package in a large circle, connecting the wide part of the crescent roll in the center. Top with second package of crescents. Use fingertips to combine and create an indentation (see video for demonstration).
- Dollop the cream cheese mixture in the indentation all the way around the ring. Top with sliced apples. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar over the apples, and top with pecans.
- Roll the triangle edges up over the filling, tucking the ends into the center of the ring. Sprinkle with remaining half of cinnamon sugar blend.
- Bake for 25 minutes until crescent roll is browned. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve warm! ENJOY!
- The crescent rolls create natural “slices” in the ring that are easy to cut and serve.
- I love apple cheesecake ring served warm. It tastes good at room temperature and cold too!
- Store leftovers tightly wrapped in the refrigerator. It’s best enjoyed within 2 days of baking. The crescent roll crust gets softer and loses is flakiness the longer it is stored.
- Want an even more decadent sweet brunch treat? Drizzle the ring with your favorite caramel sauce instead of maple syrup!
- See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.