Cream Cheese Danish

Cream Cheese Danish

Bagel, Biscuit or Danish?  Every time, give me a danish.  There’s something irresistible about the tender, flaky pastry topped with creamy cheese, fruit, or both.  IMG_7516Many thanks are extended to my test subjects for trying multiple Pinterest failures.  The problem, cream cheese filling that continued to ooze over the pastry side, no matter what I tried. They tasted great, but looked pitiful.IMG_7975

This fall, I discovered Pillsbury pastry sheets that could be cut in strips and formed into the perfect little basket to contain all that lightly sweet, creamy filling.IMG_7520

If you would like a little fruit with your cream cheese, go for it!  There are NO rules here, people.  Do what you like!IMG_7348

Cream Cheese Danish


2 cans Pillsbury Crescent pastry sheet

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 cup sugar

8 ounce cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine lemon juice, sugar, vanilla and softened cream cheese, Stir until smooth
  3. Unroll pastry sheet on floured cutting board
  4. Cut twelve strips lengthwise, twist ends forming a rope
  5. Curl the rope around leaving a well in the center  (see pictured)
  6. Brush with melted butter
  7. Fill the well with 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture
  8. Bake 13-15 minutes until golden brown, cool 5 minutes
  9. Drizzle icing over the top of danish


Combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 teaspoon milk.  Stir until smooth.

*If you are unable to find pastry sheets, you can use crescent rolls.  Unroll carefully and press the seams to form a pastry sheet.

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