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Cream Cheese Danish

This quick and easy Cream Cheese Danish recipe starts with a store bought crescent roll dough unperforated sheet cut and shaped into four circles, then are filled with a cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and sour cream mixture.

These small batch Danishes can be made, start to finish, in about 30 minutes and make a great breakfast or dessert for two to four.

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Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Cream Cheese Danish

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How to make Crescent Cheese Danish:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Unroll the crescent dough sheet on wax paper and cut into 4 rectangles. A pizza cutter works great for this.

an unperforated crescent dough sheet cut into 4 equal rectangles

Place onto a baking sheet lined with a parchment paper.

Roll each, starting on a long edge and roll toward the other long edge, into a long log shape.

crescent roll dough rolled into a log shape

Twist the log like a candy cane then wrap the twisted log into a circle shape. Tuck the end underneath if desired.

crescent dough rolled into a nautilus shape

Press the center flat with your thumb to create a well.

a thumb pressing flat the center of a crescent dough cirle

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and sour cream until well combined.

a bowl filled with white cream cheese filling mixture

Add about 2 tablespoons of filling to the center of each roll.

four crescent dough circles filled with cream cheese filling

Lightly brush 1 tablespoon melted butter over the dough that isn’t covered by the cream cheese mixture.

four crescent dough circles brushed with melted butter and filled with cream cheese filling

Bake 12 – 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

four baked cream cheese danishes on a baking sheet

Cool 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, stir together the confectioners’ sugar, milk and the ½ tablespoon softened butter. Whisk in more milk or powdered sugar until it is drizzle consistency.

white creamy powdered sugar glaze mixed in a bowl with a whisk

Drizzle the glaze over the tops of the Danishes using a spoon.

4 golden brown crescent dough circles topped with a cream cheese filling in the center and a white creamy glaze drizzle
Cream Cheese Danish – Serves 2 to 4

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4 golden brown crescent dough circles topped with a cream cheese filling in the center and a white creamy glaze drizzle
Yield: Makes 4

Cream Cheese Danish

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This quick and easy Cream Cheese Danish recipe starts with a store bought crescent roll dough unperforated sheet cut and shaped into four circles. They are filled with a cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and sour cream mixture.

Ingredients

For the Crescent Cheese Danish:

  • 1 can of crescent dough sheet (non-perforated)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon butter (melted)

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/2 Tablespoon softened butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Unroll the crescent dough sheet on wax paper and cut into 4 rectangles. A pizza cutter works great for this.
  3. Place onto a baking sheet lined with a parchment paper.
  4. Roll each, starting on a long edge and roll toward the other long edge, into a long log shape.
  5. Twist the log like a candy cane then wrap the twisted log into a circle shape. Tuck the end underneath if desired.
  6. Press the center flat with your thumb to create a well.
  7. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and sour cream until well combined.
  8. Add about 2 tablespoons of filling to the center of each roll.
  9. Lightly brush 1 tablespoon melted butter over the dough that isn’t covered by the cream cheese mixture.
  10. Bake 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  11. Cool 10 minutes.
  12. In a small bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, milk and the ½ tablespoon softened butter. Whisk in more milk or powdered sugar until it is drizzle consistency.
  13. Drizzle the glaze over the tops of the Danishes using a spoon.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 356mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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