Saturday, May 12, 2012

Nutella Cheesecake Twists

Twisting ribbons of Nutella and cheesecake filling wind through this delicious pastry.

Rich, chocolatey Nutella. Smooth, tangy cheesecake. Flaky pastry. Do I have your attention yet? As a good friend recently said to me, "You had me at Nutella."

I recently stumbled upon these Nutella Cheesecake Twists, and a recent sale on Nutella at my neighborhood grocery encouraged me to go for it.

The recipe is fairly simple. Unroll refrigerated crescent roll dough into squares. Spoon on a little Nutella, a little cheesecake filling. Fold it up. Twist it up. Bake it. Drizzle on some melted chocolate and boom! You have a fancy, chocolate-filled pastry that, if you squint really hard, could have come from a café in Paris.

Drizzled with white & dark chocolate

Grab a café au lait and enjoy!

Nutella Cheesecake Twists
Based on a recipe by BruCrew Life

2 cans Pillsbury crescent roll dough, chilled
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 egg
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup Nutella
3 oz. white chocolate, melted & cooled
3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted & cooled

  • Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Open cans of crescent dough. Unroll dough very carefully. Keep 2 triangles together to form a rectangle, pressing seam gently to close; 4 rectangles of dough per baking sheet.
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar and egg together until smooth and fluffy. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes if it seems runny.
  • Spoon Nutella by the tablespoonful in a line, just to the right of the middle of the rectangle. Repeat with other 7 rectangles.

  • Spoon cheesecake mixture next to the Nutella, repeat with other rectangles.
  • Gently fold sides towards the middle, overlapping slightly. Gently press seam together and press end seams together.

  • Gently flip rolls over. Twist rolls twice. Press together any seams that come apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Drizzle tops of twists with white and bittersweet chocolate.

Makes 8 twists.


Becs @ Lay the table said...

I am just drooling over these!

Ayaka & Meaghan said...

OMG yum! Nutella is nearly a food group all it's own in our house.

Christine said...

Wow -- these look ridiculously good! I was recently in Europe for a while and I was shocked by the amount of CHEAP AND PLENTIFUL NUTELLA -- it's like their (better, more sophisticated) version of peanut butter! I being able to load my pockets with tiny Nutella packets at breakfast... haha!

Thanks for sharing this recipe -- it's bringing back a lot of memories. :)

Lulu said...

I also thank Europe for the Nutella addiction!

*shakes fist at Europe