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Crescent Roll Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars

These crescent roll apple pie cheesecake bars are a family favorite! ohsweetbasil.com

I love pie. Cade likes pie a lot. There’s a difference and while it’s small it is real. I think pie is so glorious and I want others to feel the same way. Especially because it’s way more enjoyable to eat something awesome when those around you are digging in just as fast as you are. Not Cade, his heart belongs with cookies and brownies. Which are awesome, but pie, glorious pie. And now I shall tell you why this post is not about pie, but Crescent Roll Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars.

So, a few months ago we invited friends over for a big sampling of the recipes we were testing, Chorizo Potato Wedges, Frenchees Deep Fried Grilled Cheese, Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup and then I needed something sweet. I immediately thought, ohhhh I could test pie!! Side note-it was August and I was testing fall, football and holiday recipes. Welcome to my life.

These crescent roll apple pie cheesecake bars are a family favorite! ohsweetbasil.com

Anyway, I immediately knew that everyone would be a little bummed by pie because they aren’t as awesome as I am and understand the pure joy that comes from pie. Kidding, kidding, kind of. So I had to really rack my brain as to what I should do. Ok, I could do glazed apples, that’s like pie and perfect for the holidays, then I could bust out some crescent rolls because, bread, duh, and then Cade piped in with “make them like those peaches n cream bars! I love those!”

These crescent roll apple pie cheesecake bars are a family favorite! ohsweetbasil.com

And guess what, I love making my family happy with food so I jumped in with both feet. And later I stood with both of those feet at the counter, with a fork, finishing the whole sucker off while Cade gave a blessing to a friend and the kids slept, because again, I’m awesome.

These crescent roll apple pie cheesecake bars are a family favorite! ohsweetbasil.com

The steps are easy, lay down crescent rolls in a greased pan. Whip the cream cheese mixture until fluffy and spread it over the crescents.

Now add the glazed apples and more crescent rolls. Brush with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake until golden. Now here’s the key, let them cool! Like really, in the fridge let them chill. It’s better that way. And if you really want to be like me (sing it with me now, “I’m trying to be like Carrian…”) drizzle a little honey over the top because I don’t know why but it looked glossy and ended up tasting wonderful so just do it.

These crescent roll apple pie cheesecake bars are a family favorite! ohsweetbasil.com

And you can serve these up in big triangles or cut them into squares. I prefer the squares and everyone else likes the big triangles. Look how beautiful they look all cut up!! I mean, they are calling your name! And I got my hankering for pie in while Cade got his love for “bar desserts” in. Winning!

Can Cheesecake Bars Be Frozen?

Cut and freeze the bars.

After frozen, place them in a freezer bag and return to the freezer for up to 3 months.

Will Cheesecake Set Faster in the Freezer?

If you want your cheesecake to set up a little faster, you can place it in the freezer for a short time.

Alternate sitting in the freezer and sitting in the refrigerator, so that it will cool evenly.

If left in the freezer only, the edges will freeze before the center is cool.

Crescent Roll Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars

Our family's favorite treat all fall and winter, crescent roll apple cheesecake bars! ohsweetbasil.com
To die for, crescent roll apple pie cheesecake bars ohsweetbasil.com

Crescent Roll Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 -10

Ingredients

For the Crescent Rolls

  • 2 Cans 8 ounce each Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter melted
  • 1/4 Cup Cinnamon Sugar

For the Apples

  • 2 Large Gala or Honey Crisp Apples peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Flour

For the Cream Cheese

  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese Softened (low fat works too)
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • Zest of 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Large Egg whisked slightly

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9x11 or 9x13" glass baking dish, metal burns the crescent rolls.
  • Lay one can of crescent rolls over the bottom of the dish, pressing to seal the dotted lines.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the bottom and top with apples.
  • Lay out the remaining can of dough and press to seal the cracks.
  • Brush the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes and remove from the oven to cool.
  • Once warm, place in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours or up to one day.

For the apples

  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the butter and apples, tossing to coat.
  • Turn the heat to medium low and place a lid over the skillet.
  • Stir the apples occasionally until all of the liquid has disappeared and the apples are tender.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour.
  • Dump into a bowl to cool.

For the cream cheese

  • In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the sugar, lemon zest, vanilla and egg and beat until fluffy.
Nutrition Facts
Crescent Roll Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 337
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 52.7mg18%
Carbohydrates 43.3g14%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 24.2g27%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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8 comments

  • This recipe is a lot of work for an old grandpa. It takes a bit of time, also, probably closer to an hour prep before it went into the oven.
    My Notes:  Cook the apples first and get them cooling in the fridge, then preheat oven, then prepare the cream cheese and crescent roll base. 
    Now gotta wait to taste and make final determination if worth the effort. 😶
    Nope, this is a disappointment for me. Too much work for not much flavor. Sorry.

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    • I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy them! Thank you for the feedback!

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  • Holy cow, girlfriend. These look amazing! You married a smart man. 🙂 And, lucky friends to be invited to your recipe tastings!

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    • Thanks girl!

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  • Wow. These look delightful! I love apples, pies, and cheesecake. I will have to make this!

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    • Oh my goodness, it’s the most random bar dessert but so good!

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  • Ohhhh my woooord, that oozing cheesecake! Looks amazing!

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    • Thanks so much Becca!

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