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Delicious cinnamon sugar churro bars with a creamy cheesecake and apple center. This is one delicious dessert bar that tastes like you are eating a churro!

apple churro cheesecake bars in a stack.

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We love churros around our house. The crisp cinnamon sugar outside and the soft and warm pastry inside is amazing with the first bite. So as I was thinking of a dessert to make the thought came to me to make these churro bars. Cinnamon sugar goes so well with apples and I wanted to fill these easy and delicious bars with a creamy cheesecake apple center.

Side view of an apple churro cheesecake bar.

These bars come together in just minutes and you will love how easy they are to make. These taste just like a churro with the cinnamon sugar coating and soft pastry outside. But they are so great because you can cut them in squares and have a deliciously filled apple cheesecake bar perfect for feeding a crowd.

These are one of the best and easiest dessert bars that you are going to make. All of the delicious things that you love about a churro are rolled up into these delicious easy to make apple cheesecake churro bar. I am sure that your family is going to love them just as much as we did!

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Apple Churro Cheesecake Bars

5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
Delicious cinnamon sugar churro bars with a creamy cheesecake and apple center. This is one delicious dessert bar that tastes like you are eating a churro!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 Bars


  • 2 cans 8 oz refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 2 pkg 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Lucky Leaf® Apple fruit filling and topping
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a hand mixer or a Kitchenaid, beat together the cream cheese, vanilla, partially beaten egg, and ½ cup sugar until smooth.
  • Mix together the rest of the sugar (1/2 cup) and 2 tablespoons cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and sprinkle ¼ cup (or half) of your cinnamon sugar mixture evenly into the bottom of the 9x13.
  • On a piece of parchment paper, roll out your crescent dinner roll dough into a big 9x13 square and press the seams together so the dough is completely sealed. Set the dough in the bottom of your 9x13 baking dish on top of the cinnamon sugar.
  • Spread the cheesecake evenly on top of your dough. Spread apple topping on top of the cheesecake. Unroll the other can of crescent dough and place on top also making sure that the seams are completely sealed.
  • Sprinkle the top with the remaining ¼ cup of cinnamon sugar mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.


Calories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. I always make enchiladas, arroz con pollo (chicken & rice) and tostadas for Christmas dinner – I needed a dessert to go with my menu. This Apple Churro Cheesecake is a MUST. It’s easy to prepare. I did make it without fruit for New Years Eve and my fam crew has agreed that fruit filling is the way to go. Next time we may try pumpkin or cherry filling

  2. Hi! Trying this today-does it need to be refrigerated after baking to set the cheesecake? Worried about losing the crunchiness if I do! Thanks!

  3. Hello, I am dying to try this receipt. How much vanilla is called for? I didn’t see that on the ingredients list.