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Cranberry Cheese Pastry

This cranberry cheese pastry ring is a delicious dessert recipe made with fresh cranberries, orange and crescents, baked to perfection then drizzled with glaze. A festive and fun dessert recipe everyone always loves.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time54 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Cheese Pastry, Cranberry Orange Cream Cheese Pastry, Pastry Ring Recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Great Grub, Delicious Treats


  • 2 containers Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

For The Cream Cheese Filling

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

For the Cranberry Filling

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 7 tablespoon water divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For The Glaze Drizzle

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 375°

For The Cranberry Filling

  • In a small saucepan, over low heat, add cranberries, sugar, 3 tablespoons water, and orange juice together. Stir, bring to a boil and cook until cranberries have burst, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix remaining water and cornstarch until combined then add to the cranberry mixture.
  • Continue stirring until cranberry mixture has thicken. Set aside to cool.

For The Cream Cheese Filling

  • In a medium 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 cranberry mixture 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 22-24 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool while making the glaze.

For 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 cooled, and cut into desired portions. Enjoy!


Serving: 1 Slice | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg