Cream Cheese Danish


Cream Cheese Danish

Cream Cheese Danish
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25 Min

Sometimes breakfast calls for something a little sweet, like a creamy danish! On those days just bake up a batch of this recipe for Cream Cheese Danish. This breakfast favorite is easy to make and tastes heavenly.

What You'll Need

  • 2 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Sifted powdered sugar

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll 1 can of rolls; press into a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch pan.
  2. Beat egg yolk, cream cheese, and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric beater until blended; spread over dough in pan.
  3. Unroll remaining can of crescent rolls on a sheet of wax paper; press into a 9- x 13-inch rectangle. Place over cream cheese mixture. Whisk egg white; brush over dough. Sprinkle with pecans.
  4. Bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares.



Store leftovers in the refrigerator. 

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 20

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 230
  • Calories from Fat 142
  • Total Fat 16g 24 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.7g 34 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 2.8g 6 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 34mg 11 %
  • Sodium 255mg 11 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 20g 7 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2 %
  • Sugars 13g 0 %

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Everyone loves these. Everyone wants the recipe too. I have a question, when baking in a 9 x 13 pan, is it best to use a glass baking dish or a metal pan? Thanks

We're glad this is a hit with friends and family! For this recipe you can use either a glass dish or pan. Both will work fine. Enjoy! :)

I followed "Doxies Rules" instructions for making with one crescent roll and less sugar. I'm not a baker but this was easy and our company raved abut it. I served with salted Caramel ice cream.

Cream cheese danish is a wonderful breakfast treat or dessert. I love using crescent rolls because they make the baking process so much easier. I will take the advice of other reviewers and use less sugar. I will definitely make this for breakfast this weekend. Can't wait to have it with hot coffee and some sliced fruit.

This Danish recipe is a really great thing to serve with coffee, or as a breakfast treat. During the week, I am so busy getting my son ready for school in the morning and planning my own schedule, that I really don't have time to cook. On the weekends I really like to treat my family with goodies like this and we can all eat a nice breakfast together and relax.

Very tasty for breakfast or dessert. I use only 1/3 cup sugar and lemon zest in the cream cheese, no egg some almond or vanilla extract. Also melt 1/3-1/2 cup real butter and pour over the top before baking. We like to dollop jam where the center of a cut danish would be after cutting into squares.. Deelish! This can be reduced to 1 can of crescents, 6 oz of cream cheese, 1/4 sugar, etc and baked in an 8x8" or 9x9"

Made this on Sunday AM it was Fabulous!! Everyone Loved it!! Next time not so much sugar , its Rich because of the Cream cheese ,so don't need 1 c. sugar!! Will definetly make it again!!

This is the BEST cheese danish I've tried! I agree with Mich93 about the amount of sugar and cut mine back to about 2/3 cup, and put a mixture of cinnamon/sugar on the top before baking. Wonderful!!!

Do these need to be refrigerated? Thanks!

Hi there! We recommend refrigerating any leftovers of this recipe. Enjoy!

I have made this many times, always with great success. If you want to change it up a bit - decrease the sugar in the cheese mixture (I use 2/3 cup) and spread a can of cherry or raspberry pie filling on top of the cheese before placing on the top crust. Yummy! Just make sure you chill the finished product, to set the pie filling, or it becomes a bit messy.

I just adore cheese Danish and I have since my son was born and that's been 30 years ago and every since then I have been looking for a home made recipe and now you Have Come Up With This One I Love The Fact That all I Need Is Something I already have in my Fridge so Thank You For Sharing This Beautiful Recipe 3 O) 3

I am always amazed and shocked at the amounts of sugar that is called for in so many recipes. One hopes that people know that they can always reduce the sugar. I've made this recipe many times and NEVER put a full cup of sugar into the cream cheese mixture! I do however brush the top with a small amount of melted butter and then sprinkle with a sugar and cinnamon mixture....not too much makes a nice lightly browned, lightly crisp top.

I use to make this recipe quite often with LOTS of raves and requests for more. it became a favorite. Then, I lost the recipe. Couldn't find it anywhere, even on line. I was so disappointed. Now I have it back thanks to Mr Foods web kitchen. This recipe is OHHH so good! Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank you for sharing with us. It thrills us that we can help! Enjoy!


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