Lemon Cream Cheese Pinwheels

These Lemon Cream Cheese Pinwheels are a breakfast treat I genuinely adore.

They’re bright and cheery, and remind me of spring time. The fresh scent of lemon mixing with buttery pastry dough is enough to wake even the most tired from their slumber and make them come running to the kitchen.

Lemon Cream Cheese Pinwheels

What’s even better is the fact that these delicious little pastries take only minutes to whip up. So you’ll be enjoying a fresh baked breakfast treat in no time at all!

Lemon Cream Cheese Pinwheels

I used lemon curd and a sweetened cream cheese mixture to fill these Pillsbury crescent rolls. I love lemon curd – it’s a tamed down version of lemons in a spreadable form. You can find it near all the other jellies and jams at your grocery store.

Spread the cream cheese and lemon curd mixture over the crescent roll dough.

So if you’re in the mood for some Spring time and a beautiful breakfast treat, then you’ll want to jump on over to Pillsbury to check out this wonderfully easy recipe!

WOW! These Lemon Cream Cheese Pinwheels are so delicious! My whole family loved them!

Mmm… look at all those buttery, flakey layers!



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Lemon Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Lemon Cream Cheese Pinwheels are a breakfast treat I genuinely love and they remind me of spring time!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 407 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 can, 12 oz Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Big & Flaky refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 4 oz half 8-oz package cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd

For the Icing:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon water


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.
  • Unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Pinch perforations to seal.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave cream cheese on High 30 seconds. Stir in granulated sugar and vanilla until smooth. Divide cream cheese mixture among rectangles; spread in thin layer to within 1/4 inch of 1 long edge of each rectangle. Divide lemon curd among rectangles; gently spread over cream cheese mixture.
  • Starting with opposite long side of clean edge, roll up each rectangle into long tube, pinching clean edge closed. Cut each tube into 4 equal slices. Place slices cut side up and 1 inch apart in pan.
  • Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until top is golden brown. Meanwhile, beat Icing ingredients until smooth.
  • Drizzle icing over warm rolls.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 52.6g | Protein: 5.2g | Fat: 13.5g | Cholesterol: 57.8mg | Sodium: 484.9mg | Sugar: 29.8g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg
Keywords: Cream Cheese, crescent rolls, Lemon
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
4 Responses
  1. Sharon Reneau

    By first reading the ingredients you state Pillsbury Grands big and flaky. That threw me off then I saw crescent rolls. Never heard of Crescent rolls referred as Pillsbury Grands. This sounds yummy and I make several recipes from Pillsbury crescent rolls or baking sheets when I can find them. Can’t wait to try this one.

  2. Maria G.

    I am surprised to see such an unusual combination of ingredients. Lemon, cheese and cream? I think that it should be really tasty. How did you invent this combination of tastes? Does it take a long time to make them?

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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