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Disappearing Cream Cheese Croissant
2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
8 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Sugar/Cinnamon mixture (1/4 cup sugar mixed
with 1 tablespoon cinnamon)
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter or margarine
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray. Gently unroll 1 can of crescents and keeping sections joined, press into bottom of pan.
Cream together cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar by cooking in microwave for 45 seconds on high, then stir until smooth. Spread evenly on crescent layer. Layer second can of crescents over cream cheese. Sprinkle sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly on this layer. Melt butter in microwave evenly for 1 minute at 50% power, then pour evenly on top. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Variations: You may sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top before adding butter if desired. May add diced fresh apples (3/4 cup) or a small can well drained crushed pineapple to cream cheese mixture.
NOTE: if you add fruit, you will need to increase baking time an extra 5 minutes.
Source: St. Louis Grand Prize Winner, Pillsbury Bake-Off