Pumpkin Spice Twists

by Jessica on September 26, 2016

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With the holidays near, we’re sure to have a house full of guests at every turn this year… especially since our family welcomed three new little ones all within the last nine months. And with visitors left and right, somebody is always hungry. With Pillsbury’s Crescent Rolls, though, I’m never at a loss for a quick and easy appetizer or snack!

Walmart carries a super convenient 2-pack that I love to keep stocked in my fridge. Not only do we enjoy crescents at breakfast and dinner, but I love to create unique treats like the Pumpkin Spice Twists below. These are perfect as a special dessert, but my favorite way to enjoy them is with a cup of coffee, watching an Autumn sunrise from my back porch. They’re warm, sweet and make a beautiful addition to any holiday spread!

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Pumpkin Spice Twists

Yield: 16 half twists, 8 whole twists


  • 1 (8 oz) can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c + 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/4 c caramel syrup
  • 1/2 c pure pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, using a stand or hand mixer, mix together the cream cheese, brown sugar and caramel syrup. Add pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Beat until smooth, then chill for at least an hour. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

When cream cheese mixture is chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll crescent rolls and separate triangles. Spread 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture on each triangle and roll up, stretching and twisting as you go. Place twists on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool, then cut in half and serve with remaining cream cheese mixture, if desired.


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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pillsbury; however, the photography & opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author.

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1 Platt College October 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm

Pillsbury crescents are super yummy. Add pumpkin spice just in time for Halloween. Brilliant!


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