Some of the best things happen by accident… like these amazingly delicious (and easy) crescent rolls filled with a sweet carrot and cream cheese mixture.
Seriously. I don’t know how this happened. I went out to eat lunch with my boyfriend and he showed me a picture of this beautiful carrot cake cheesecake on Facebook. It looked so good I couldn’t get it off of my mind. Then we went to his place after lunch and I started looking at different recipes on my phone (it’s a hobby of mine… I can’t help it!).
I was looking at a few crescent roll dessert recipes and thought, “Why can’t I put a carrot cake spin on a crescent roll?”. Then my mind started racing. It took me more than one time to get these like I wanted them… full of shredded carrots in a decadent creamy cream cheese mixture with brown sugar, spices, pecans and raisins. 😮
These start with a mixture of softened cream cheese mixed with shredded carrots, cream cheese, brown sugar, ground nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Spread the mixture on the crescent roll and top with raisins and pecans. Roll ’em up (loosely), brush with melted butter and sprinkle with a little more cinnamon and nutmeg.
These taste just like a miniature carrot cake… but the time is slashed in way less than half!