Pull-Apart Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Crescent Christmas Tree

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 40 min
Servings: 32

It’s not Christmas without a tree or sweet treats, so here’s a recipe that has both. This crescent roll Christmas tree looks stunning, but it’s actually super easy to make. Simply roll sweetened cream cheese and chocolate chips inside pieces of Pillsbury™ Crescent Dough, and then shape the whole thing into a pull apart Christmas tree to bake. Sprinkle with a little icing sugar for the finishing touch, and watch this Christmas tree dessert disappear as guests come back for "one more piece" again and again.


  • 2 cans (235 g) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescents (8 count)
  • 175 g (three-fourths of 250 g package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Separate dough into 16 triangles. Use pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut each triangle in half lengthwise to get 32 triangles.
  2. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese and icing sugar with spoon until well blended. Spoon a generous teaspoon of the cheese mixture on shortest side of each triangle; add a rounded 1/2 teaspoon chocolate chips.
  3. Roll up each crescent, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point. Using photo as a guide, place crescents next to each other in tree-shaped pattern on cookie sheet, starting with top and working way to bottom trunk.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Sprinkle with additional icing sugar, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Line your pan with parchment paper to catch any filling that may spill out of crescents while baking.
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut crescent dough.
  • Use a fine-mesh sieve to sprinkle crescent tree with additional icing sugar.