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Easy Cream Cheese Danish

Easy Cream Cheese Danish

These Danishes start with refrigerated crescent rolls but leave room for creativity and fun.

Serves: 8 Save

Ingredients (17)


  • 8 oz 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Refrigerated Crescent Rolls (8oz Tubes)
  • 2 T Butter
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 8 tsp Cherry Preserves (optional)
  • or 8 tsp Berry Preserves
  • or 8 tsp Apple Preserves
  • or 8 tsp Blueberry Preserves
  • ¼ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ oz Cooking Spray

Orange Juice Glaze

  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 T Fresh Orange Juice

Vanilla Glaze

  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 4 tsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
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  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine softened cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  3. Separate dough into 8 rectangles. Pat perforations to close. Spread melted butter over dough. Sprinkle each piece with 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Roll up from long side; pinch edges to seal. Holding by one end, loosely coil each roll into a circle. Using your fingers, spread out the dough to make room in the middle for filling.
  4. Place on prepared pan. Top each roll with about 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture and 1 teaspoon preserves, if using. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until golden brown. Prepare preferred glaze (detailed below) and drizzle over rolls while still warm. Makes 8 rolls.