Easy Crescent Cherry Cream Cheese Cobbler

This Cherry Cream Cheese Cobbler is easy to make and tastes like a luscious cheesecake in a cobbler. Your family and friends will be raving about this dish.

cherry cream cheese cobbler

A few weeks back Brother Bill Gentry guest posted for me on Southern Plate. Everyone has raved so much about his recipe and Bill himself has always told me he’s gotten marriage proposals out of it, so it got the better of me and I just had to make it. I was a little scared, though, because I had heard such amazing reviews. I didn’t want to be alone with too much of it! So I halved the recipe and made an 8×8 pan and seeing as how I was in such a cherry mood, I switched the pie filling from apple to cherry, which is what Bill said I could do. (Isn’t it cute when I pretend to ask permission from ya Bill?)

OHMYGOODNESS, Bill! After one bite of this I wanna marry you, too!! I don’t think I can get Ricky on board with that, though, so we’ll have to settle for me baking it for myself. ~sighs~

I haven’t been this impressed with a dessert since I first tried Butterfinger Cake nearly a decade ago. One thing that really surprised me is how the crescent rolls baked into the perfect crust. Usually when I make things with crescent rolls you can always kinda tell they were crescent rolls, but I would have never known in this. I ate waaaay too much and was grateful that it was only an 8×8 because I could happily eat the entire thing.

Next time I’m going to make it with Swerve, too!

Ingredients crescent rolls, butter, cherry pie filling cream cheese sugar, vanilla

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Pie filling of your choice
  • Vanilla
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese (visit this post for our easy homemade cream cheese recipe).
  • Crescent rolls

spray an 8 inch round pan

Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray.

take half crescent rolls spread out in pan

Take half of your crescent roll dough (four crescent rolls) and spread it out in the bottom of your pan a bit, pressing to seal.

combine cream cheese and sugar

make sure your cream cheese is good and soft and place it in a mixing bowl along with your sugar.

mix up with vanilla

Mix that up until its good and creamy and then add in vanilla.

Mix again.

spread this mixture over crescent roll

Spread all of this over your crescent roll dough.

pour in cherry pie filling

Lick the spatula.

(yes, I’m making that part of the instructions)

Pour your pie filling over the top.

I like to get this premium kind sometimes because the cherries are so dark and pretty in it.

spread the cherries out

Spread that around over the top.

top the cherries with the other half of crescent roll

Top with the rest of your crescent roll dough.

sprinkle sugar on top of the cherry cream cheese cobbler

Sprinkle your additional sugar over the top.

pour melted butter over the top of the cobbler

Melt your butter and pour that evenly over the top.

unbaked cherry cream cheese cobbler

Like so.

bake at 350 for 30-45 minutesBake at 350 for thirty to forty five minutes.

Oh my goodness gracious.

You see that?

slice of cherry cream cheese cobbler

You know how you look at something and think “I wonder if that tastes as good as it looks?”.

Well no, it doesn’t. It tastes even BETTER! Especially with a little ala mode happening on the side.

cherry cream cheese cobbler

Easy Peasy Cherry Cheese Cobbler


  • 1- 8 count can crescent rolls
  • 1-21 ounce can pie filling of your choice I used cherry
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar for filling
  • 1/4 cup additional granulated sugar for top
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened (one and a half blocks if your blocks are 8 oz each)
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line the bottom of a greased 8x8 pan with four of the crescent rolls, spreading out to cover the bottom entirely. In large mixing bowl, place cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Beat until smooth and well blended. Add vanilla, beat again. Spread cheese mixture over crescent rolls in pan. Pour pie filling over top of cheese mixture and spread evenly. Top with remaining crescent roll dough. Melt butter and pour over top, sprinkle 1/4 Cup sugar over that. Bake for 30-45 minutes.
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You may enjoy these cobbler recipes:

Peach Cobbler Easy and Nothing like it!

Strawberry Cobbler Recipe by Mama

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe (Possible Options for Food Allergies)

Cinnamon Cobbler Warm and Wonderful

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  1. For the recipe for the Crescent Cream cheese cherry cobbler, do you have to use that much cream cheese? Will it work as well with only 8 ounces??

  2. How would this be using Splenda or Stevia to make it sugar free (also would use no sugar added cherry pie filling).

  3. We ate some of this for lunch and it tasted pretty good – wish I could have found the pie filling with extra fruit but had a hard time finding cherry at all. My cream cheese mixture came out kind of mushy/runny – doesn’t look at all like your pictures. It cooked the whole 45 minutes so should have been done. Dough on top was good and brown. Any suggestions???

  4. I have a question. Have this in the oven now. Picture directions show adding the 1/4 cup sugar and THEN adding melted butter. The printable recipe (which is what I used) says to pour melted butter over first and then top with sugar. Probably won’t make any difference but wanted to make sure!

  5. My honey loves cherry cobbler so I am going to the store today and get the ingredients to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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