Strawberry Crescent Roll Cheesecake Bars. An incredibly easy and fuss free recipe with cream cheese and strawberry filling sandwiched between layers of pastry. This tastes amazing! | Lovefoodies.com
Strawberry Crescent Roll Cheesecake Bars
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Servings: 12 Bars
Ingredients
  • 1 can of Pillsbury Crescent rolls or 1 sheet of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 - 4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Regular Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter melted
  • Sugar for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Pre heat oven to 350 F or 180 C.
  2. Unroll and spread the crescent rolls or puff pastry sheets flat then cut in half. Then with one half of the pastry, line the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 baking pan. I also line the pan with foil first so it is easier to lift out after baking.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar, vanilla and cream cheese. Mix well with a spoon or whisk. At this point, it is a good idea to taste a strawberry for sweetness. If your strawberries are not very sweet, you may wish to add a little more sugar to the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly over the crescent roll / puff pastry layer. Then add the sliced strawberries all over.
NOTE: If using FROZEN strawberries, make sure you use some kitchen paper and pat out as much moisture as possible. You can add the strawberries frozen or defrosted. It's up to you!
  1. Carefully place the other layer of pastry on top of the cream cheese mixture, then using a brush, spread the melted butter on the pastry and then a sprinkling of regular sugar.
  2. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for 20 - 25 minutes before trying to slice, so it can firm up a little. Serve as it is or with a nice blob of whipped cream! If you leave this to chill over night, the filling will firm up just like cream cheese when it is refrigerated. You can serve these whilst they are still gooey and slightly warm, or indeed chilled. Try both and see which way you like the most! I liked them whilst the filling was still soft.

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