PB&J Cheesecake

Lindsay Dougherty

By
@DOUGHMOM

This sounds like a strange mixture, but it is so good. If you like PB&J sandwiches, you will love this. It is fairly simple to make and perfect for parties.


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Serves:

12 servings

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Now this is a cheesecake that even the kiddos will love! It's quick, easy and full of flavor ... our kind of recipe!

Ingredients

2 can(s)
crescent rolls
2
8 oz. bricks cream cheese, softened
1 c
whipped peanut butter
2 c
sugar, divided
2 Tbsp
vanilla extract, divided
1 c
strawberry preserves
1 stick
butter, melted
2 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
3/4 c
peanuts, crushed (optional)
non-stick cooking spray

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Unroll 1 can of crescent rolls in a greased 9x13 casserole dish. Using gentle pressure, spread out dough so it covers the bottom and about 1/2" around the sides. Pinch seams together with your fingers until all pieces are sealed. Set aside.
2
Using a mixer on low speed, combine softened cream cheese, peanut butter, half of the sugar and half of the vanilla extract in a large bowl.
3
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over the crescent rolls in the casserole dish, leaving about 1/4" around the edges.
4
In a small bowl, mix strawberry preserves with a fork to break up any large pieces. Spread preserves over the cream cheese mixture.
5
Unroll and spread out the second can of crescent rolls over top of the strawberry preserves. Gently tuck edges down along the sides of the dish. Set aside.
6
Melt stick of butter and whisk in second tbsp. of vanilla extract, cinnamon and second cup of sugar.
7
Spread sugar mixture over top of the crescent roll. Bake in 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes until top is brown and bubbly. If using crushed peanuts, remove during the last 10 minutes of baking and sprinkles nuts over the top.
8
Let cool for 20 minutes then cover with foil and refrigerate for 4-6 hours before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Recipe For: The Best Cheesecake