Crescent Cheese Danishes

Crescent Cheese Danishes

Crescent Cheese Danishes are a delicious and easy-to-make pastry treat that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert. Here’s a simple recipe for you to follow:


For the danishes:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) of refrigerated crescent roll dough (you can use reduced-fat if you prefer)
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fruit preserves or jam (apricot, raspberry, or strawberry work well)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries)

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the Cream Cheese Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and well combined. Set aside.
  3. Unroll the Crescent Dough: Carefully unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into 8 triangles. Place these triangles on your prepared baking sheet.
  4. Add the Cream Cheese Mixture: Spoon a small amount of the cream cheese mixture onto the wide end of each crescent triangle.
  5. Add Fruit Filling: Spoon a teaspoon or so of fruit preserves or jam on top of the cream cheese mixture. If you’re using fresh berries, you can place a few on top of the preserves.

  1. Roll Up the Danishes: Starting from the wide end, roll up each crescent triangle, enclosing the cream cheese and fruit filling. Place them seam-side down on the baking sheet.
  2. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the danishes are golden brown and puffed up.
  3. Make the Glaze: While the danishes are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until you have a smooth glaze. Adjust the consistency by adding more milk if needed.
  4. Drizzle with Glaze: Once the danishes are out of the oven and have cooled for a couple of minutes, drizzle the glaze over the top.
  5. Serve: Serve the Crescent Cheese Danishes warm and enjoy!

These danishes are best when served fresh out of the oven, but they can also be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day or two. Simply reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving if you have leftovers.

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