Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups


Apple cinnamon cream cheese roll-ups are a great after-school snack for the kids!

Most kiddos are already back to school but where I live, we don’t go back to school until the day after Labor Day. I honestly have always thought that was normal just because of where I grew up but I guess we’re really different from the rest of the country! I can’t believe it’s already another start to a new school year and I can’t believe it’s already time for apples :) my favorite fruit!

When I was young, I could eat apples for all three meals. My parents would ask me what I’d want after dinner since my dad always made us eat a serving of fruit every evening, and I’d happily exclaim, “apple!” I really need to get Jason and I out to an apple orchard this year. I think my favorite variety of apples are honeycrisp and gala apples. I’m not a huge fan of red delicious (so waxy!) or any other ones. Do you have any favorites? I haven’t tried pink lady apples yet so maybe I’ll pick them up next time I head to Safeway. When I was there this second time around to pick up ingredients for this recipe, they had mounds of mounds of various types of apples in their fruit section! Talk about love! Anyway, I picked up granny smiths this time around. They’re my favorite to bake with because they hold up so well and the tart and sweet flavors are perfect.

Apple cinnamon cream cheese roll-ups are a great after-school snack for the kids!

These apple cinnamon cream cheese roll-ups are so easy to make and they taste so much like Fall! Baking is about to come full-circle in the coming months so why not start out with something simple and delicious? I bet the kiddos will love helping out and they will easily devour these! They’re perfect snacks for after school or as a breakfast treat!

Apple cinnamon cream cheese roll-ups are a great after-school snack for the kids!


Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Apple cinnamon cream cheese roll-ups are a great after-school snack for the kids!
Servings: 8
Calories: 176 kcal
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 granny smith apple, diced into small cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • One can of Pillsbury® Crescent Rolls
For the cream cheese glaze
  • 2 ounces Kraft PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, granny smith apple, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to coat well and let simmer, stirring often, for 10 minutes or until the apples are tender.
  3. Mix together cornstarch and water until no more lumps remain. Pour into apple mixture and stir to incorporate. Let mixture thicken, about 3 minutes, then remove from heat.
  4. Open the Pillsbury® crescent rolls packaging and lay the 8 triangles onto the baking sheet.
  5. Using a tablespoon, spoon the filling onto the widest part of the dough then gently roll it up, pinching the sides of the dough together. It's okay if some of the filling falls out, just push it back in. Repeat for the other rolls.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown on the outside.
  7. Remove and let cool while you make the cream cheese glaze.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and milk.
  9. Place the glaze into a small plastic bag then snip one corner. Generously glaze the top of the rolls. You can use more for dipping, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
Amount Per Serving (1 Roll-Up)
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

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Posted on September 02, 2014

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. 09/02/2014 at 7:49 am

    So totally in love with these! I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack haha. Apple obsessed ;)

  2. 09/02/2014 at 8:33 am

    Honeycrisp for the win! Though Jazz are pretty stellar too if you can find them. I go nuts apple picking every year and always need recipe ideas to use them up, so I love these!

  3. 09/02/2014 at 8:52 am

    Oh I am soooo happy Fall flavors are here! These are lovely!!!

  4. 09/02/2014 at 8:56 am

    Bring on the fall apples! :)

    These look so delicious!

  5. 09/02/2014 at 9:02 am

    These look amazing!

  6. 09/02/2014 at 9:41 am

    These are brilliant! Love how simple they are too!

  7. 09/02/2014 at 10:41 am

    These look so delicious Julie! Apples and apple cider are my favorite things to enjoy in the fall! And I don’t think we started school until after Labor Day either. I was shocked to find out so many kids went back almost two weeks ago now! Crazy!

  8. 09/02/2014 at 10:45 am

    Oh jeez- these look so good!

  9. 09/02/2014 at 2:46 pm

    Delicious, Julie! I could (and still can!) eat apples 3 mess a day. all day, everyday. Honeycrisp are my fave!

  10. Christine
    09/02/2014 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Julie, another question….. We don’t have any pilsbury products over here. Are you able to let me know if a short pastry would do the trick instead or should I try to find an already made bread instead?

    • Julie
      09/03/2014 at 7:58 am

      Hi Christine! I don’t think short pastry would work – it wouldn’t be the right texture. If you’re inclined, you could try to make a copycat version of the Pillsbury dough I used: and then use the filling recipe above. I hope that helps you out a bit! :)

      • Christine
        09/05/2014 at 9:31 pm

        Thank you Julie, I will give it a go over the weekend. Terrible pity that we can’t get some of the wonderful US products over here. I need to save up for a food shopping trip….haha

  11. 09/02/2014 at 6:32 pm

    OMG….totally craving these now!!

  12. 09/03/2014 at 12:30 am

    These look so good! I love pastries like this, especially with apple cinnamon!!

  13. 09/03/2014 at 6:41 am

    I would enjoy them.. Lovely filling! Great teatime treat!

  14. 09/03/2014 at 9:21 am

    These are gorgeous! Stewed apples with cinnamon are one of the best things ever – and wrapped in pastry I bet they’re even better!

  15. 09/03/2014 at 10:35 am

    I could eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Yum!

  16. 09/03/2014 at 12:01 pm

    Totally irresistible! I need these now!

  17. 09/03/2014 at 12:58 pm

    These look so good! Love how easy they are!

  18. 09/03/2014 at 1:02 pm

    Cute idea! I love to bake with Rome or Gala apples – they’re not too sweet, and don’t break down too much in the cooking!

  19. 09/03/2014 at 1:36 pm

    My nephews are gonna love these!

  20. 09/03/2014 at 4:01 pm

    I love apples, I would inhale these roll-ups!

  21. 09/03/2014 at 7:09 pm

    I think you need to go apple picking too. Such fun!! We’re loving Honeycrisp, but Russets are my favourite for baking.

  22. 09/04/2014 at 8:00 am

    Julie, your roll-ups look very inviting. Love the cream cheese glaze.

  23. 09/04/2014 at 2:04 pm

    Apple season is truly my favorite! We visit my family in Michigan every October for apple and pumpkin picking, donut and cider eating, and of course family time! Can’t wait to make these easy peasy roll ups!! (OH! And, in MI, we always went back to school late August, around my birthday and now they don’t go back until after Labor Day. Here in MS? They go back the first of August! Crazy cakes!) :) xoxo

  24. 09/04/2014 at 3:12 pm

    Wowzers! These look incredible. I want to eat like a dozen!

  25. 09/05/2014 at 10:44 am

    I totally get your love for apples. I hold true to trying to eat one everyday…cause you know, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I totally believe that!! I also like to have fruit with dinner. These look easy and fabulous with the cream cheese. First time on you blog Julie, LOVE. Thanks for sharing :)

    • Julie
      09/05/2014 at 7:09 pm

      So glad you found me, Kelly!

  26. 09/09/2014 at 1:15 pm

    Oh i love (and miss) Pillsbury products in general. These look amaaaazing.

  27. Betty
    09/11/2014 at 11:42 pm

    Julie, thanks for sharing this easy and delicious roll-ups recipe. Made these tonight and we ate it all in one sitting.

    • Julie
      09/12/2014 at 8:12 am

      I’m so glad you all enjoyed it! :)

  28. Deanna
    05/15/2016 at 6:42 pm

    These are amazing my grandKids love these and love helping me make them, we have used all kinds of fruit fillings as well so delicious, another way we like is to put the sweetened cream cheese inside the pastry with fruit on top then roll, bake and sprinkle with powder sugar

  29. Cara
    07/23/2016 at 6:28 pm

    Any thoughts on using apple pie filling instead of the fresh apples? Apples aren’t in season where I’m from, but these would be perfect in the picnic basket dinner date I’m planning! Also, maybe a cinnamon sugar dusting before the cream cheese to add another small layer of sweetness?
    Curious to hear your thoughts!

    • Julie
      07/24/2016 at 7:58 am

      Apple pie filling would work great! And the dusting of cinnamon would be a wonderful addition :) I love your thoughts!

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