Shortly after a friend gave me this recipe, Pillsbury came out with “recipe creations” (seamless) crescent rolls, making them a snap to make. In addition to being easy, they are so delicious, they are a hit every time.
2 packages refrigerated recipe ready (seamless) crescent rolls16 oz cream cheese12 Tbsp unsalted butter (1-½ sticks), divided, plus a little more to grease the pan with1-¼ cups granulated sugar, divided1 tsp cinnamon
To Make It:
Remove cream cheese and butter from refrigerator. Let sit for about 30 minutes to soften.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease a 9”x13” baking pan. Remove the crescent rolls from one of the packages and put them into the pan, pressing the dough until it fills the bottom. If you have the type of crescent rolls that have perforations, press the perforation together so the dough is solid.
In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, 4 tablespoons butter and 1 cup sugar with a mixer. Spread the mixture over the crescent rolls. I have found this easiest to do by evenly spacing 6 heaping mounds of mixture on the dough, then spreading it with a tablespoon.
If you have recipe-ready (seamless) crescent rolls, put the next layer on top of the cream cheese mixture in the pan. If you have crescent rolls with perforations, put a layer of wax paper down on the counter. Put the rolls on the wax paper, all in one sheet. Press the perforations together, then put the dough on top of the cream cheese layer.
Melt the remaining 8 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. Add the cinnamon and ¼ cup sugar to it and stir until smooth. Pour on top and spread it out, being careful to ensure the sugar spreads fairly evenly.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before cutting.
• Add one of the following between the bottom layer of crescent rolls and the cream cheese mixture:o 8 oz of chocolate chipso 8 crushed Oreo cookieso ¾ cup preserves, such as strawberry, blackberry or raspberry• Pour a 20-oz can of pie filling onto the top of the bars after they have cooled for 20 minutes.
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