Lemon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

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Ingredients:

For the Crescent Rolls:

  • 1 can (8 oz) crescent rolls

For the Filling:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare Filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, sugar, lemon extract, and lemon zest. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  3. Prepare Crescent Rolls:
    • Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into 8 triangles.
    • Spoon a dollop of the lemon cream cheese filling onto the wide end of each crescent roll triangle.
  4. Roll Up:
    • Starting from the wide end, roll up each crescent roll, enclosing the filling inside.
  5. Bake:
    • Place the rolled crescent rolls onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Prepare Glaze:
    • While the rolls are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth.
  7. Glaze the Rolls:
    • Once the crescent rolls are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly.
    • Drizzle the lemon glaze over each warm crescent roll.
  8. Serve:
    • Serve the Lemon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls warm and enjoy the delightful combination of tangy lemon and creamy cheese.

This recipe makes 8 delicious lemon cream cheese-filled crescent rolls, perfect for a sweet treat or breakfast pastry. Enjoy! 🍋🥐

Here are some common questions and answers related to Lemon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls:

Q1: Can I use fresh lemon juice instead of lemon extract in the filling? A1: Yes, you can substitute fresh lemon juice for lemon extract in the filling. Start with a small amount and adjust to taste, as fresh lemon juice may have a stronger flavor.

Q2: Can I make these crescent rolls ahead of time? A2: Yes, you can prepare the crescent rolls ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator, either assembled or baked. If storing baked rolls, reheat them in the oven before serving and add the glaze afterwards.

Q3: Can I freeze these crescent rolls? A3: Yes, you can freeze both unbaked and baked crescent rolls. If freezing unbaked rolls, assemble them as directed but do not bake. Place them on a baking sheet and freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag or container. Bake from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Q4: Can I use a different type of citrus zest in the filling? A4: Yes, you can experiment with different types of citrus zest, such as orange or lime, to vary the flavor of the filling. Just be sure to adjust the other ingredients accordingly to balance the flavors.

Q5: Can I make these crescent rolls without the glaze? A5: While the glaze adds extra sweetness and flavor, you can certainly omit it if you prefer a less sweet or simpler version of the rolls. They will still be delicious with just the lemon cream cheese filling.

Q6: How long do these crescent rolls stay fresh? A6: These crescent rolls are best enjoyed fresh on the day they are baked. However, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving.

Q7: Can I use reduced-fat or non-fat cream cheese in the filling? A7: Yes, you can use reduced-fat or non-fat cream cheese in the filling if you prefer. However, keep in mind that it may affect the texture and flavor slightly compared to full-fat cream cheese.

Q8: Can I make mini versions of these crescent rolls? A8: Yes, you can make mini lemon cream cheese crescent rolls by cutting the crescent roll dough into smaller triangles and using a smaller amount of filling for each one. Adjust the baking time accordingly.

Q9: Can I add additional toppings to these crescent rolls? A9: Yes, you can customize these crescent rolls by adding toppings such as sliced almonds, shredded coconut, or a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar before baking for extra flavor and texture.

Q10: Are these crescent rolls suitable for special diets, such as vegetarian or kosher? A10: Yes, these crescent rolls are vegetarian-friendly. However, if following a kosher diet, be sure to use kosher-certified ingredients, especially the cream cheese and crescent roll dough.

Feel free to ask more questions or share your experiences with Lemon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls! 🍋🥐

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