Easy Cream Cheese Danish

I had not made this recipe is a really long time and don't really know why. It is actually really simple and does not look like it. My type of recipe. The kids were so excited to actually have dessert. Don't look at how awful my baking stone looks. It is quite embarrassing! The crescent rolls did not come out of the packaging very well. I had to piece together a couple of triangles and the spokes were harder to create because of that. It still tasted good though.

Easy Cream Cheese Danish
2 packages of refrigerated crescent rolls
1- 8 oz. package cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 can pie filling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread 12 triangles of rolls into a circle on a baking stone or pan.

Make a three inch hole in the center. Roll up the center and outer edges to make a small border.

Mix cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Spread over the dough to with in 1/4 inch of the edge.

Top with pie filling.

Cut the last four crescent triangles each into 3 pieces.

Arrange pieces in a spoke like fashion on the top. Press ends to seal.

Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly brown.

Then mix:

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-3 tsp. milk
Mix until sugar is dissolved and it is smooth. Drizzle on the top of danish.
Let frosting set up and Enjoy!!

I used the silver end of the crescent roll packaging to cut the center hole. Then I rolled up the ends.
I also made my pie filling with some blueberries we picked this summer.

This recipe is linked with Foodie Friday and  Recipe Swap.


  1. What a WONDERFUL!!!! and EASY!!! way to make a BEAUTIFUL!!! danish.
    I love a cream cheese filled danish.
    Have a GREAT!!! Thanksgiving.

  2. What a wonderfully easy pastry. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Have a great holiday.

  3. Oh wow. I always have biscuit dough and the like laying around during the winter. I generally just end up making them as verbatim biscuits and throwing it next to other food as just kind of a 'oh I have to add some form of bread gragh!' moment.

    If I end up thieving with love this recipe later in the winter when all I have is biscuit dough, cream cheese, and frozen fruit, I'll make sure I drop you a line. Thanks for the great idea. Might make this on purpose too. This is so

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  4. What a fun danish to make and I like the fact that I can whip this up in a moments notice.

  5. This looks yummy. I don't know if I have the spatial skills to arrange my triangles to get the circle though. Maybe I could just plop it down in rectangles instead?

  6. This looks delicious and easy. Plus it is pretty!

  7. Great idea! Thanks for sharing it. I just wanted to let you know that the link is up already for this week's Crock Pot Wednesday. I thought an early post would be better for Thanksgiving week. Thanks for joining in last week.


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