Easy Cream Cheese Danish

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We use crescent rolls to make this super Easy Cream Cheese Danish. Perfect for simple on the go breakfast. Great for brunches and desserts too!

Easy Cream Cheese Danish - made with crescent rolls. Perfect for simple on the go breakfast. Great for brunches and desserts too!

Easy Cream Cheese Danish

My kiddos are headed back to school this week. I feel like summer has just flown by. Pretty soon, fall will be here and then the holidays. Time just flies. I make breakfast for dinner so often during the colder months. My family really enjoys all sorts of breakfast foods.

Easy Cream Cheese Danish - made with crescent rolls. Perfect for simple on the go breakfast. Great for brunches and desserts too!

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School mornings can be so hectic for us. We have kiddos that need to be transported to their college up the road, one that heads to the high school. Then we have the other who needs to be transported to morning therapy sessions. Since we get started early (the first one is out the door by 7am), I need to have breakfasts that everyone can just grab as they are headed out the door. I used to purchase premade store bought danishes for everyone. I realized I could make homemade danishes using store bought crescent rolls for quick and easy breakfasts.  I always buy crescent rolls when they are on sale to have on hand for so many recipes.

Easy Cream Cheese Danish - made with crescent rolls. Perfect for simple on the go breakfast. Great for brunches and desserts too!

This Easy Cream Cheese Danish recipe is one that is perfect when we are pressed for time in the morning. I can make them in a few minutes time the night before and then have them on the countertop and ready to eat on their way to school. This is one of those recipes that the plates are always empty by the time everyone is off to start their day. I have made them numerous times for our holiday brunches and everyone always grabs one. I can add in pie filling to make them with more flavor options too!

If you are a danish fan, you will want to also see my recipe for Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Crescent Ring or even my Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Ring. They are very popular with danish fans. Rings and individual danishes are great for feeding a crowd. They can be served as a breakfast or brunch or even dessert.

Easy Cream Cheese Danish - made with crescent rolls. Perfect for simple on the go breakfast. Great for brunches and desserts too!

The first time I made our Crescent Cream Cheese Danishes, I was a bit skeptical. I feared they would not taste like a typical pastry danish. I was totally wrong. The crescent roll after being rolled into shape bakes just like a typical danish and the crescent dough is perfect for a danish. This recipe is makes 4 cream cheese danishes. You can easily double the recipe.

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE EASY CREAM CHEESE DANISH

8 uncooked Crescent Rolls (1 large or 2 small cans)
4 oz softened Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Sugar, divided
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 tbsp melted Butter
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Milk

HOW TO MAKE EASY CREAM CHEESE DANISH

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
Beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla in medium bowl until blended.
Unroll dough into 4 rectangles and seal perforations by pinching.
Brush each rectangle with melted butter and sprinkle with a tablespoon of sugar.
Roll each up log ways and pinch to seal.
Coil into a spiral and slightly press down middle to make room for cream cheese filling.
Place on prepared cookie sheet.
Top each with about 1/4 of cream cheese misture.
Bake until golden brown (about 16-18 minutes).
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla and stir until smooth.
Drizzle over each roll.

Easy Cream Cheese Danish - made with crescent rolls. Perfect for simple on the go breakfast. Great for brunches and desserts too!

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Easy Cream Cheese Danish - made with crescent rolls. Perfect for simple on the go breakfast. Great for brunches and desserts too!

Easy Cream Cheese Danish - made with crescent rolls. Perfect for simple on the go breakfast. Great for brunches and desserts too!

4.96 from 23 votes

Easy Cream Cheese Danish

By: Jen CIncyshopper
We use crescent rolls to make this super Easy Cream Cheese Danish. Perfect for simple on the go breakfast. Great for brunches and desserts too!
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 8 uncooked Crescent Rolls, 1 large or 2 small cans
  • 4 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp melted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Milk

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
  • Beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla in medium bowl until blended.
  • Unroll dough into 4 rectangles and seal perforations by pinching.
  • Brush each rectangle with melted butter and sprinkle with a tablespoon of sugar.
  • Roll each up log ways and pinch to seal.
  • Coil into a spiral and slightly press down middle to make room for cream cheese filling.
  • Place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Top each with about 1/4 of cream cheese misture.
  • Bake until golden brown (about 16-18 minutes).
  • In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla and stir until smooth.
  • Drizzle over each roll.

Nutrition

Calories: 505kcal, Carbohydrates: 64g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 583mg, Potassium: 39mg, Sugar: 46g, Vitamin A: 558IU, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 1mg
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42 Comments

    1. Hi Karen! I am super happy you dropped back by to rate and review our Easy Cream Cheese Danish. We make them often with the addition of my families favorite jams and they are always a hit.

  1. I plan on making these for Valentine’s Day! Would I keep the instructions the same and just use a heart shaped cookie cutter for the shape instead of rolling them? This will be my first time making danishes, but my boyfriend and I love them so we thought this would be the perfect time to try. I can’t wait to try out your recipe, thank you!