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Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Crescent Ring
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Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Crescent Ring

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Desserts, Holiday Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Apple Desserts, Caramel, Cheesecake, Crescent Ring, Fall Desserts, Fall Recipes, Pastry Ring


  • 2 containers Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

For The Apple Filling

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, core removed and diced into small pieces
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

For The Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For The Caramel Drizzle

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

For The Glaze Drizzle

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 375° 

For The Apple Filling

  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, bring water, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Continue stirring for 3-4 minutes until sauce thickens up.
  • Once sauce has thickened, add apples, stir and let simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.

For The Cream Cheese Filling

  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, lemon juice and beat for an additional 2 minutes.

Making The Pastry Ring

  • Unroll crescent rolls and separate into precut triangles.
  • Place triangles on an ungreased baking sheet so that the wider end of the crescent is in the center forming the circle with about a 5 inch opening in the center and the smaller tip of the crescent is on the outside.
  • *When forming the circle, the wider ends of the crescents will overlap each other. 
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over the wide part of the crescents.
  • Spoon apple filling on top of cream cheese mixture.
  • Fold the small tip of the crescent over and tuck under the wider part to secure forming the ring.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool.

For the Caramel Sauce

  • In a small heavy bottom pan, melt butter over low heat.
  • Stir in brown sugar and milk.
  • Bring to a boil over low heat and continue stirring constantly until desired consistency, approximately 8-12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add 1 tsp of vanilla. Stir and let cool for a little bit then drizzle over pastry once pastry has cooled.

Making The Glaze Drizzle

  • Using a one cup measuring cup, pour powdered sugar and milk together and stir until combined (might need more milk/sugar as desired).
  • Drizzle glaze over pastry ring, once pastry has cooled, and cut into desired portions. Enjoy!