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Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

Enjoy a pastry with your coffee or tea. This Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish is so easy to make!

If you're a pastry lover like we are you will definitely enjoy this easy peasy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe. It's so easy to make and you can easily make different variations of this Crescent Roll Danish. Like strawberries, blueberries or other fruit you can add them. Think of whatever pie fillings or jams you like even lemon pie and you can have that flavor. The possibilities are endless.

Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

If you love sweet treats and can imagine yourself sitting down with your cup of coffee or tea with your favorite Danish flavor then this recipe is for you. It's almost too easy to make, you'll want to double the batch but it's just as easy to half this Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe too. I love adding some lemon zest to it or switch out the cream cheese filling with a lemon pie filling. The delicious possibilities are endless.

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Yield: 16

Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

Easy Crescent Roll Danish Recipe Recipe Type : Dessert, Snack, Danish, Pastry Author: Michelle - Powered by Mom Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 35 mins Serves: 16

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 cans of crescent rolls
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon sour cream
  • Icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into 4 rectangles (4 rectangles per can). In each of the rectangles, pinch closed the diagonal line to form a solid sheet of dough. Then, slice lengthwise to form two strips from each.
  3. Sprinkle lightly with the granulated sugar.
  4. Roll each of the rectangles into a roll.
  5. Gently lift and twist the opposite ends in opposing directions to form a loose rope.
  6. Form a circle with the twisted dough and place onto a cookie sheet lined with a parchment paper. Space each Danish at least 2 inches apart.
  7. Using your fingers, press the center to make a well for the filling. You may also need to stretch out the sides a bit.
  8. In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, granulated sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and sour cream. (I used a mixer to make this easier).
  9. Once creamed, add approximately a tablespoon of the filling to each roll.
  10. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  11. Remove, and allow to cool for approximately 15 minutes.
  12. Icing
  13. While Danishes are cooling, use a small bowl and mix together powdered sugar, milk and butter.
  14. Place in a plastic baggie by using a small glass or cup (to make an easy piping bag), and push to one corner. Snip the corner off with a pair of scissors. Then, lightly drizzle over the cooled Danishes.


2 cans crescent rolls makes 16 smaller size danishes.

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You can also fill with pie filling, jams, and preserves! You can use cherry, apple, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, apricot, lemon, etc. - whatever your favorite is!)

Do not handle dough any more than you have to as it can cause it to become tough, not flaky.

Recipe is easily halved or doubled.

Now how easy is that right? Remember you can use whatever fillings you want but even this basic Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe is a treat. My family is completely hooked on them.

If you're like me you like to have a bit of a visual so here are some of the steps in photos to show you how easy it is to make this Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe.

Twist the crescent rolls, kind of looks like bread sticks.

Now you form the circle and put the ends in the middle to complete the base of Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish.  

Add the filling and it's time to bake them.

Once cooled you can add the icing.

Now it's time to go and enjoy your delicious treat. Will it be with coffee or tea? Coffee for me. Enjoy your Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish!

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By on August 30th, 2018

About Powered by Mom

I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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85 thoughts on “Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe”

  1. I really like that this is a flexible recipe and that I can vary the fillings. Never thought I'd make pastries but these seem very easy to make. Another of your recipes saved, thanks.

  2. These look so good! It is an easy way to treat the family and/or company to waking up to something so delish that wasn't that hard or messy to make!

  3. I think I will tey this recipe during the holidays.
    Sounds super easy and delish.
    I don't eat many sweets, but when I do I do enjoy cheese Danishes.

  4. How simple this is! I can make it, cheese danish is one of my favorite food groups 🙂 I always have crescent roll on hand...

  5. I love Danish and I didn't realize it could be made so easily. This looks delish and I will be making it soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I really LOVE fresh cream cheese danish from the bakery. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE! Now I can make my own at home. I'm also going to make these with raspberries. 🙂

  7. These look wonderful. I love danish and was in need of an easy recipe to make them. I am going to have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  8. Made these before. Not the exact same way though. But I am deffinelty going to try this way looks alot easier . These are delicious and easy though !

  9. I absolutely love danishes, but I've never attempted to make my own. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to try.

  10. These look delicious and so easy to make (thanks for sharing the photos along with the recipe). One thing I like is that I have most of the ingredients already.

  11. Who don't like cream cheese danish. This is a great quick way to make them. Yum. Thanks for sharing.

  12. This is so much easier than the ones I had been making. I haven't made any in a while because it's so time-consuming. I love your recipe and can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing.l

  13. I cannot wait to try this recipe. What a great idea and it looks so yummy with using crescent rolls. Pinned it so I don't lose the recipe. Yum!

  14. These Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danishes look soooo delicious & easy to make! I'm going to have to add the crescent rolls & cream cheese to my grocery list for next time I go. My family would go ga-ga over them for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I was looking for this recipe! I have been thinking of making these danishes for quite a while. I would like to try doing this with Cherry pie filling.

  16. I can not wait to make these. I use to eat them in the lunch room every day while I was in the nursing home.

  17. These look amazing! I know they'll taste great because I like all of the ingredients, including the crescent rolls. I love how easy these would be to make - for sure I could make them and everyone would enjoy them.

  18. Oh man! This sounds so delicious and relatively easy! Definitely saving this recipe to try some time. I've actually not had danish's all that often. So, it should be interesting to try to attempt.

  19. These look as good as the ones in the stores! I love using crescent rolls in recipes & can't wait to try!

  20. Yum, these look delicious and I love how easy they are to make! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  21. Love using tubed dough to make delicious treats and meals! Adding another to my recipe bank ~ thanks!

  22. That sounds really good and easy enough for me to make. I love cream cheese danish. I'll have to try this. Thanks!

  23. These look delicious and relatively easy so that I could make them for a special event this summer. My family loves coffee cakes that have cream cheese in them and this takes it to the personal size

  24. Since my Mom was born in Denmark we do love our Danish Pastries! She always made one of best Danish Pastries ever!

  25. These look so professional! Yet so easy to make. I wish I could find crescent rolls that are gluten free. It takes so much work to make puff pastries from scratch. I did it once and it was an all day activity.

  26. Thank you so much! This has always been my favorite danish so it's great to know the secret to making my own!

  27. These Cream Cheese Danishes look so Delicious! I can just imagine myself eating one now! Lol! Danishes are my Absolute Favorite in the Pastry line..My Father used to always go to the Bakery after church on Sunday and get some Danishes or coffee cake. When we got home we had them with Milk!! Good Memories!

  28. 2 cans of crescent rolls :O . I make my own crescent roll dough. (that's like croissants, right? If not, oops) It's a long process, lucky for them everyone likes them

  29. i love cooking and trying new recipes. these look delicious, i think my whole family would enjoy them. Yum! 🙂

  30. Love this recipe, it looks so yummy! My husband loves crescent rolls! I think I'll surprise him by making these cream cheese Danishes for Father's Day! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  31. I am seriously going to have to try this! I have become addicted to starbucks' cheese Danish. I don't have the time or money for that addiction! These look so good!

  32. These look awesome! Easy to make yet folks might think you slaved over them for hours! lol. They would be a big hit with my kids. I'd have to steal a few. 😉

  33. I love cheese danish, but my hubby and a couple others in my family doesn't. How sad am I ?
    I know I would love this recipe!

  34. We love eating danish but have never made them. I thought they would be to hard to make. These sound good and easy to make. Will be giving it a try.


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