Lemon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls with Zesty Glaze


  • 1 can of crescent rolls
  • Filling:
    • 4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
    • 2 Tbsp Sugar
    • 1/4 Tsp Lemon Extract
    • Zest of 1/2 Lemon
  • Glaze:
    • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
    • Zest of 1/2 Lemon


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sugar, lemon extract, and the zest of half a lemon. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  3. Open the can of crescent rolls and separate them into individual triangles.
  4. Spoon a generous amount of the lemon cream cheese filling onto each crescent roll, spreading it evenly along the wide end of the triangle.
  5. Carefully roll up each crescent roll, starting from the wide end, ensuring that the filling is enclosed within the roll.
  6. Place the filled crescent rolls on a baking sheet, leaving some space between each roll.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 12 minutes or until the crescent rolls are golden brown.
  8. While the rolls are baking, prepare the lemon glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, lemon juice, and the zest of half a lemon until you have a smooth glaze.
  9. Once the crescent rolls are done baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.
  10. Drizzle the zesty lemon glaze over each warm crescent roll, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  11. Serve the Lemon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls warm and enjoy the delightful combination of flaky pastry, creamy filling, and zesty glaze.
  12. This recipe yields 8 delicious lemon cream cheese crescent rolls. Enjoy

Here are some tips to ensure your Lemon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls with Zesty Glaze turn out absolutely delicious:

  1. Soften Cream Cheese Properly:
    • Ensure the cream cheese is softened at room temperature before making the filling. This helps in achieving a smooth and creamy texture.
  2. Even Filling Distribution:
    • When spooning the lemon cream cheese filling onto the crescent rolls, try to distribute it evenly to ensure each roll has a consistent and delightful flavor.
  3. Zesting the Lemon:
    • Use a microplane or fine grater to zest the lemon. Be cautious not to include the bitter white pith beneath the yellow skin.
  4. Seal the Crescent Rolls:
    • Seal the edges of the crescent rolls well to prevent any filling from leaking out during baking. This ensures that the rolls are not only tasty but visually appealing too.
  5. Baking Temperature and Time:
    • Preheat the oven to the specified temperature (375°F or 190°C) and keep a close eye on the crescent rolls while baking. Remove them when they turn golden brown to avoid overcooking and drying them out.
  6. Fresh Lemon Juice for Glaze:
    • Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the glaze to enhance the citrusy flavor. Bottled lemon juice may lack the freshness and brightness that fresh juice provides.
  7. Adjust Glaze Consistency:
    • If the glaze is too thick, add a little more lemon juice. If it’s too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar. Aim for a smooth, pourable consistency.
  8. Drizzle Glaze While Warm:
    • Drizzle the zesty glaze over the crescent rolls while they are still warm. This allows the glaze to slightly melt and absorb into the rolls, enhancing the overall flavor.
  9. Serve Warm:
    • These rolls are best enjoyed warm. Serve them shortly after glazing to experience the delightful combination of warm, flaky pastry, creamy filling, and zesty glaze.
  10. Store Properly:
    • If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container to keep the rolls fresh. Reheat briefly in the oven or microwave before serving to restore their warmth.

By following these tips, you’ll create Lemon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls with Zesty Glaze that are not only visually appealing but also bursting with delicious flavors

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