Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
My daughter-in-law sent me a recipe for a cheese pastry using refrigerated crescent dough and cream cheese, it was delicious.  We make it all the time.  Today I decided to change it up a bit and added some fresh lemon juice, it was delicious!
This recipe is so easy to whip up and used just 4 ingredients!
Ingredients:
Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
2 cans refrigerated crescent dough
2 packages cream cheese softened to room temperature
2 lemons – juiced and zested
1 1/2 cups sugar
Baking spray
Directions:
Reserve about 1 tbls. of lemon zest and place in small bowl.  Set aside.
Spray the bottom and sides of 9 x 12 baking pan with baking spray.
Press 1 can of crescent dough on the pan bottom.  Try to get it as close to the sides as possible.  Press seam together to form a large piece of dough.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
Place remaining lemon zest and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
Add cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar to the lemon juice.  Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on the dough.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
Place remaining can of crescent dough over the cream cheese mixture.  Place the dough as close to the sides as possible.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
Mix remaining sugar with the reserved lemon zest.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
Evenly sprinkle the sugar mixture over the dough.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
Bake in 350 degree oven for 28 minutes or until the dough turns golden brown.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
Cool on counter for at least 30 minutes, then place in the refrigerator to cool completely.
Cut into squares and enjoy!
Easy Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
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Servings Prep Time
12 Squares 25 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Squares 25 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Easy Lemon Cream Cheese Pastry Squares
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 Squares 25 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Squares 25 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Squares
Instructions
  1. Reserve about 1 tbls. of lemon zest and place in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Spray the bottom and sides of 9 x 12 baking pan with baking spray. Press 1 can of crescent dough on the pan bottom. Try to get it as close to the sides as possible. Press seam together to form a large piece of dough.
  3. Place remaining lemon zest and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar to the lemon juice. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on the dough.
  6. Place remaining can of crescent dough over the cream cheese mixture. Place the dough as close to the sides as possible.
  7. Mix remaining sugar with the reserved lemon zest.
  8. Evenly sprinkle the sugar mixture over the dough.
  9. Bake in 350 degree oven for 28 minutes or until the dough turns golden brown.
  10. Cool on counter for at least 30 minutes, then place in the refrigerator to cool completely.
  11. Cut into squares and enjoy!
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