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Cream Cheese Danish made with Crescent Rolls

Make these buttery, flaky and delicious cream cheese danish at home using store-bought crescent rolls. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese danish, cream cheese danish crescent rolls
Servings: 8 danish
Calories: 168cal
Cost: $3


  • 8 ounces crescent rolls XL Grands! Crescents work best because they are a larger size.
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk or water Add more sugar if the consistency is too thin!


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add room temperature cream cheese, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and white sugar to a mixing bowl, and whip until light and fluffy; set aside.
  • Add powdered sugar and milk/water to a small bowl and whisk; set aside to thicken. (optional and only if you want iced Danish).
  • On a cutting board, unwrap your crescent dough tube and slice the dough into 8 equal discs.
  • Add each disk to your baking sheet. Stretch out each portion to create a larger disc and create a depression in the center for the filling.
  • Add the melted butter and brown sugar to a small dish, and mix. Brush each dough circle with the melted butter/sugar mixture.
  • Fill each crescent center with a healthy dollop of cream cheese and spread neatly using the back of a clean spoon.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F. Crescents will be golden brown, and feel slightly firm to the touch.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before swizzling icing onto each Danish (optional).


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 


Serving: 1danish | Calories: 168cal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg