Air Fryer Blueberry Cream Cheese Crescents

Published Date: October 15, 2022


Category: Air Fryer Desserts

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The super flaky and buttery crust of this Air Fryer Blueberry Cream Cheese Crescents is a wonderful contrast against the creaminess and tanginess of the filling. These delectable sweet treats are an absolute must try!

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🛒 INGREDIENTS

Crescent Roll Ingredients: 

  • Cream Cheese, softened 
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Fresh Lemon Zest
  • Crescent Roll Dough
  • Fresh Blueberries

Optional Icing Ingredients:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Heavy Cream or Milk
  • Lemon Juice
  • Blueberries

*see recipe card for detailed amounts

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HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER BLUEBERRY CREAM CHEESE CRESCENTS:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the 4 ounces of softened cream cheese, ½ teaspoon vanilla, 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar, and 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon zest using a hand mixer.  When the mixture is smooth, set this aside.  
  • Open the can of crescent rolls and separate the 8 triangles along the seams.  Place one triangle of dough on a flat surface, with the wide end closest to you.
  • Spread 1 Tablespoon of the prepared cheesecake mixture onto the triangle, beginning at the wide end nearest you and going about ⅔ of the way to the tip of the triangle.  
  • Place about 10-12  blueberries (depending on the size of the blueberries) across the wide end of the triangle (nearest you), leaving about a half inch empty at the edge.  
  • Now roll the crescent up, wide end rolling toward the point.  Press the tip of the triangle firmly into the crescent.  
  • Spray the air fryer basket with oil spray.
  • Place the finished crescent directly into the air fryer (no parchment paper needed).  
  • Repeat this process with all of the crescent rolls.  If you can’t fit them all in the air fryer without crowding, you could bake them in batches.  
  • Air Fry the rolls for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.  (If your air fryer cooks quickly you will want to check them at 6 minutes.)  

OVEN INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Place the finished crescents on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper about an inch apart.
  • Repeat this process with all of the crescent rolls.
  • Bake the rolls for 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden. If your oven cooks fast, make sure to check the rolls at 12 minutes.

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • You can also replicate the same recipe with strawberries or cranberries to try and bring in some variation into the recipe.
  • Remember that the cooking time for these Air Fryer blueberry cream cheese crescents will vary depending on the model of your device.

STORAGE AND REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS:

Once these have cooled, you may place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Or they may be frozen for up to a year.

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FAQS & SUBSTITUTIONS/VARIATIONS:

Should I bake these on parchment paper?

No. When I tested them on parchment paper, they not only took longer to bake, but the bottoms did not brown.  They bake up much nicer if the air can circulate top, bottom, and all around.     

Could I use frozen blueberries in this recipe?

Yes, just allow them to thaw and dry them before putting them into the Air Fryer blueberry cream cheese crescents. I have not tested this without thawing the blueberries.

I don’t have any lemon zest – will these still be good?

Yes, delicious!  And you could even try them with other fruit, rather than blueberries if you like.  They are also delicious filled with nutella!  They’re very versatile.  

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Air Fryer Blueberry Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls


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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 168 kcal
Buttery and flaky on the outside and creamy and delicious inside- that's what these Air Fryer blueberry cream cheese crescents are all about!

EQUIPMENT

  • 1 Air Fryer
  • 1 Medium Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Hand Mixer

INGREDIENTS
  

Crescent Roll Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, (softened)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Zest
  • 1 tube Crescent Roll Dough , (8 rolls)
  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries

Optional Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Heavy Cream or Milk
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 5 pcs Blueberries , (you can use fresh or cooked)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the 4 ounces of softened cream cheese, ½ teaspoon vanilla, 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar, and 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon zest using a hand mixer.  When the mixture is smooth, set this aside. 
  • Open the can of crescent rolls and separate the 8 triangles along the seams.  Place one triangle of dough on a flat surface, with the wide end closest to you.
  • Spread 1 Tablespoon of the prepared cheesecake mixture onto the triangle, beginning at the wide end nearest you and going about ⅔ of the way to the tip of the triangle. 
  • Place about 10-12 blueberries (depending on the size of the blueberries) across the wide end of the triangle (nearest you), leaving about a half inch empty at the edge. 
  • Now roll the crescent up, wide end rolling toward the point.  Press the tip of the triangle firmly into the crescent. 
  • Spray the air fryer basket with oil spray.
  • Place the finished crescent directly into the air fryer (no parchment paper needed).
  • Repeat this process with all of the crescent rolls.  If you can’t fit them all in the air fryer without crowding, you could bake them in batches.
  • Air fry the rolls for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.  (If your air fryer bakes quickly you will want to check them at 6 minutes.)

Oven Directions: 

  • Place the finished crescents on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper about an inch apart.
  • Repeat this process with all of the crescent rolls.
  • Bake the rolls for 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden. If your oven cooks fast, make sure to check the rolls at 12 minutes.

NOTES

Storage Instructions:
  • Once these have cooled, you may place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Or they may be frozen for up to a year.
Other FAQ Suggestions:
  • Could I use frozen blueberries in this recipe? Yes, just allow them to thaw and dry them before putting them into the rolls. I have not tested this without thawing the blueberries.
  • Should I bake these on parchment paper? No.  When I tested them on parchment paper, they not only took longer to bake, but the bottoms did not brown.  They bake up much nicer if the air can circulate top, bottom, and all around.     
  • I don’t have any lemon zest – will these still be good? Yes, delicious!  And you could even try them with other fruit, rather than blueberries if you like.  They are also delicious filled with nutella!  They’re very versatile.  

NUTRITION

Serving: 8ServesCalories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 250mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 38IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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