This is my first fall recipe of 2017 since I broke my hip and leg. It’s been a rough couple of months but I am back in the kitchen doing what I love to do. This recipe is very tasty. I made this dessert in an 8 x 8 pan but I will also supply the directions if you prefer to make a 9 x 13 size to serve more people.
1 can of crescent rolls
2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 can apple pie filling
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, leave in jar to sprinkle, optional*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8 x 8 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place 1/2 of the crescent rolls in the bottom of the pan. Press seams together and bring edges out to all edges of the pan.
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Carefully spread on top of crescent roll sheet in the pan.
Pick apples out of the can of pie filling. Lay apples on top of the cream cheese in a single layer so you have enough fruit to cover the cream cheese. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of apples. *The canned apple pie filling I purchased had no high fructose and no cinnamon in the apples. If your can has cinnamon in your canned apples, I would omit the sprinkling of cinnamon. I tasted my apples and they were on the bland side so I added cinnamon to my recipe.
Take the remaining 1/2 sheet of crescent rolls and place between 2 sheets of wax paper. Roll out until it’s 8 x 8 and place on top of apple pie filling. Make sure the edges come out to the sides of the pan.
1/2 stick of butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
6 Tablespoons of sugar
Garnish with whip cream or a scoop of ice cream if desired
Ingredients for 13 x 9 pan:
2 cans of crescent rolls, 1 entire can for the top and one for the bottom
3 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups of sugar
3 teaspoons of vanilla
2 cans of apple pie filling
1 teaspoon of cinnamon, optional
Follow the instructions for the 8 x 8 pan for assembly.
Churro topping for 9 x 13:
1 stick of butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup of sugar
Follow the instructions for the 8 x 8 size. Baking time will increase to 40-50 minutes.