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Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Ring

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Looking for a super special breakfast treat or dessert that can be made in a snap? This Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Ring is perfect! Crescent rolls shaped into a ring and topped with sweet cream cheese, cherries, and a homemade frosting–this is a great way to start the day with a cup of coffee or end a meal as a delicious dessert.

Cherry Cheese Crescent Ring

Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Ring

Cherry desserts are always a big hit! This Cherry Cheese Crescent Ring was so easy to make but no one will ever know that because it’s so lovely. Another reason I love this recipe is that it’s made with ingredients you can always have on hand in your pantry and refrigerator so you can make this for dessert or breakfast any time.

Love a good crescent ring for breakfast, brunch, or dessert? Check these out: Caramel Apple Crescent Cheese Ring | Raspberry Cream Cheese Crescent Ring | Crescent Bacon Breakfast Ring | And for a savory version perfect for lunch, dinner, or a party, make an Easy Taco Ring with Crescent Rolls.

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Cherry Cheese Crescent Ring (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Refrigerated crescent rolls – You can use Pillsbury crescent roll dough or store brand–either will be just fine!
  • Cream cheese – Use full-fat cream cheese.
  • Powdered sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cherry pie filling – We used regular cherry pie filling, but you could also use the extra cherries version.
  • Milk – Either whole or 2% works well for this recipe.

ingredients to make Cherry Cheese Crescent Ring

How to Make a Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Ring

In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.

cream cheese, powdered sugar, and an egg in a clear bowl

Open the crescent roll packages and separate the dough triangles. Set four of the triangles aside. Place the rest in a circle on a pizza pan like shown in the image below.

laying crescent rolls out on a pizza pan to form a circle

Press the dough triangles together until they meet. Leave a 2-3 inch circle in the center.

pressing crescent rolls into a ring on a pizza pan

Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crescent roll dough.

cream cheese filling in a clear bowl with a red spatula

Next, top the cream cheese layer with the cherry pie filling.

pouring cherries over the cream cheese layer

Cut the reserved four triangles of crescent roll dough into three strips each for a total of twelve strips.

TIP: This is easiest to do with a pizza cutter.

Place the dough strips evenly around the circle with the wider edge towards the outside and the point in towards the center. This will look like spokes on a wheel. Press the ends together to seal.

adding the top layer of crescent roll dough

Bake the crescent ring at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar with milk. Add the milk a little bit at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Drizzle the frosting over the warm crescent ring.

finished Cherry Cheese Crescent Ring

Cut the crescent ring into wedges and serve warm.

Variations

Here are a few changes and additions you might enjoy:

  • Almond Flavor – Instead of vanilla extract, use 1/4-1/2 teaspoon almond extract in the cream cheese mixture.
  • Different Fruits – Try a different fruit pie filling, such as peach, raspberry, blueberry, or strawberry.
  • Sliced Almonds – After drizzling the frosting over the crescent ring, top with a sprinkle of sliced almonds.
  • Apple Cinnamon – Use apple pie filling (you might need two cans to have enough apples) instead of cherries and add some ground cinnamon to the frosting.

How to Store Leftovers

Keep the leftover crescent ring in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Cherry Cheese Crescent Ring on a white plate with a yellow napkin

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Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Ring

Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Ring

Published By Jill
Looking for a super special breakfast treat or dessert that can be made in a snap? This Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Ring is perfect! Crescent rolls shaped into a ring and topped with sweet cream cheese, cherries, and a homemade frosting--this is a great way to start the day with a cup of coffee or end a meal as a delicious dessert.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Round pizza pan

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth; set aside.
  • Unroll the crescent rolls and separate each triangle. Set 4 triangles aside, then place the rest on a large circular pizza pan (at least 14-inches across). Form the crescent roll triangles into a circle with the points facing in towards the center and the wide edges facing out to the edges of the pan. Press the dough triangles together to form a large circle with a 2-3 inch hole in the center.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crescent roll dough. Top with the cherry pie filling.
  • Cut each of the remaining 4 dough triangles into 3 long strips for a total of 12 strips. Arrange the dough strips evenly over top of the filling from the outside edge to the center circle, like the spokes of a wheel. Press the ends together to seal.
  • Bake the crescent ring at 350F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown; cool slightly.

Frosting

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the 1/2 cut powdered sugar with milk, adding the 2-3 teaspoons of milk a little at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Drizzle the frosting over the crescent ring. Serve warm.
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