If my Mom is having people over or if she needs to bring a dessert somewhere, this is often her go-to recipe.  It’s quick and easy to make and it tastes really good!  As far as the name goes, I have no idea why it’s called Pearl’s Bars.  Perhaps the person that came up with this recipe is named Pearl?…I don’t know.  It really doesn’t matter though, because whatever you call it, it’s delicious.

So what are Pearl’s Bars?  They are a wonderful combination of crescent rolls and cream cheese.  You layer in a pan a package of crescent rolls, followed by a cream cheese mixture and another package of crescent rolls and top it all off with cinnamon and sugar.  So basically you have a crust on the top and the bottom with a luscious, creamy, cream cheese center.

I have never made this dessert myself, but I’ve been wanting to give it a try for a while and Sunday afternoon seemed like as good of a day as any.  I didn’t realize until I made this myself how easy it is to put together and it only has 6 ingredients.  If you keep crescent rolls and cream cheese on hand, you can really make this at a moments notice, the rest of the ingredients are things you probably already have in your kitchen.

Pearl’s Bars

  • 2 packages crescent rolls (I used the seamless dough sheets)
  • 2  - 8oz packages cream cheese
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Coat a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.  Press one package crescent rolls into the bottom of the pan.
Beat cream cheese until creamy.  Add egg yolk and beat until combined.  Finally, add sugar and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over crescent rolls.
On a flat surface, press the second package of crescent rolls out to a 9×13 size and place on top of the cream cheese mixture.
Beat egg white until frothy.  Brush on top of crescent rolls.
Combine 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle on top.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Cool completely and then serve.  Keep refrigerated.

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