Cream Cheese Danish

February 07, 2018
Cream Cheese Danish from Table for Seven

Skip the store bought version and make a creamy, simple danish at home.
Cream Cheese Danish from Table for Seven

I live in a small town. A not very exciting, small town.

It has one grocery store, two fast food places and for some reason, a thousand banks(?).  Honestly, it's a little boring, but, it's a a nice, safe place to raise our kids and it fits our budget.  

There is one good thing in my little town. Actually, three.  We have three bakeries. No, I'm not counting the bakery section in that one grocery store. Three, actual, small town, locally owned, make their stuff homemade everyday, bakeries.  

They are all amazing, but, heading to the bakery every time a you need a donut, coffee cake or any bakery item isn't great for your waistline or wallet. So, taking this little shortcut is a very delicious idea

Friends, this danish is just so darn good.  I kid you not. It may not completely replace that homemade danish at your local bakery, but, it's a pretty good option.

You start with refrigerated crescent rolls.  I know, not everyone likes that idea.  But, they work.  Also, if you are looking for a crescent rolls with little less ingredients and no dyes, check out Annie's. (No paid endorsement, I just like them!)  If you can't find them, use your favorite brand. 

So simple to make:
  • Lay your first layer of rolls on the bottom of your pan.  
  • Make your filling and spread on top of that. 
  • Top off with your second batch of rolls.  
  • Bake.
  • Frost.
  • Eat.
No lie..simple. 🙌

Make this simple Cream Cheese Danish for a special breakfast, brunch or even dessert!

Cream Cheese Danish from Table for Seven

Cream Cheese Danish
Cream Cheese Danish from Table for Seven
by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:20
Cook Time: 00:30
Ingredients (Serves: 10-12)
    • 2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
    • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 TBSP plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
    • 1 cup powder sugar
    • 1 TBSP milk
    • 1 TBSP butter, softened
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
    Line bottom of baking dish with 1 can of crescent rolls. Pinch all seams together to seal.
    In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, white sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and yogurt. Spread filling on top of rolls. Place second can of rolls on top of filling.
    Bake for 20-30 minutes or until lightly brown.
    In a small bowl, beat together confectioners' sugar, milk and butter. Drizzle on cooled danish.


    Cream Cheese Danish from Table for Seven


    1. 100% homemade danishes are good, but there are a lot of times when I crave this but do not have all the time to spend in the kitchen.
      This is a great way to beat that craving and quickly. They look heavenly-yum!

    2. Oh those crescent rolls, just so flexible. Thanks for your danish idea, they look and sound great.

    3. Thank you both! Hope you enjoy them :)

    4. Pillsbury now make crescent rolls that are seamless sheets...that would be perfect for these...thanks for the post!

      1. OOh! That's an awesome idea Melissa! I will be using those next time I make this one. Thanks for sharing :)

    5. I just made these today and can I say a.m.a.z.i.n.g?!! Certainly a new favorite.

    6. This looks divine! I am going to try it this weekend.

    7. That's great glad you liked them! Thanks for letting me know!

    8. Wow! This looks so good. I love a good cheese danish and this looks like a wonderful and easy recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    9. Oh Yum, I would love to have one of your Cream Cheese Danish! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon
      Miz Helen

    10. Erin, Love this recipe and can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Snickerdoodle!

    11. This looks fabulous! I'd be honored if you shared it at our link party, What's for Dinner!


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