Monday, June 27, 2011

Crescent Cheese Danishes



Do you remember a short while back I posted a recipe for Shortcut Apple Danishes?
Well, I got such great feedback from that recipe that I had to try my hand at some cream cheese ones.  I just love all the things you can do with crescent rolls.  So I tried my hand at a yummy cream cheese fillings and butter my butt and call me a biscuit - I was surprised at how good these turned out.  I mean, I shouldn't have been surprised. But I was surprised I didn't start with the cream cheese ones to begin with. So this one is for all you cheese danish lovers!
Ingredients:
For the danishes:
2 tubes Crescent Rolls
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese (softened)
¼ cup granulated white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. butter (melted)
8 tbsp. light brown sugar

Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tsp. milk
(only one tube is pictured here, also butter & brown sugar are not pictured)
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F)

In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese with white sugar and vanilla extract.
Mixture should be creamy and smooth when finished (like cheesecake batter)

Separate dough into eight rectangles. Seal perforations.
(Only 4 are shown here)
Using a brush or spoon, spread melted butter all over crescent rolls. Sprinkle each rectangle with about 1 tbsp. of brown sugar.
Roll up from long side; pinch edges to seal. 
Holding one end, loosely coil each.
Now you want to get in there with your fingers and spread out the dough some to make room for the filling.  Just pull and stretch and make a nice dent in the middle.
Place on cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
Top each coil with about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese filling.
Bake at 350(F) for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.

For the glaze, in a bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Stir until smooth and drizzle over each warm danish.
Cook's Note: If you don't need so many danishes, just use one tube of crescent rolls and save the leftover cream cheese filling for another time. Just put it in a container with an airtight lid and store in the fridge for up to a week.
Makes 8 danishes

Enjoy!

Printable Recipe Here

*If you like this recipe, be sure to check out my Easy Apple Danishes!*

118 comments :

Maureen said...

these look fantastic! no crescent rolls in tubes here but I can drool over my keyboard. :)

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Brandie - wow! My husband will fall in love with me all over again if I make these for him!!! Woo-hoo! Love this one Girl!! :)

carolinaheartstrings said...

Yum. Looks fantastic. I cannot wait to try this out. I have all the ingredients awaiting me.

Erin said...

Congrats on all of your success from one recipe - it was a good one! This one looks delicious as well!

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

I am going to HAVE to try this one! What a simple weekend breakfast. I think my family will love this!

Gloria said...

Look amazing I would like here we have these crescent roll in tubes, is amazing! xxgloria

Pretend Chef said...

That is a great response from a recipe. Congratulations! I know being a food blogger and receiving comments and emails is the reason we do this. This looks like an easy danish recipe and one I'd love to try. Pillsbury products make their way into our cart on most grocery trips. Yummy!

Sandra said...

woww what a great trick..Fantastic idea and so fast...I adore cheese danish and this one I will have to try..I am still so impressed!!!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

These look delicious! I'm not surprised your other ones were such a hit!

Peggy Lee said...

Brandie...I need to tell you I've been a lurker of your delicious blog for quite some time now and have made MANY of your recipes with 100% success!
Just last night I made the apple version of these cheese danishes and my husband LOVED them. When he says "this is a keeper" I know to file it away.
Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to post these recipes. I know it is a commitment.
~~Peggy Lee
*made your whoopie pies last week*

Veronica Gantley said...

Forget popovers I am having these for breakfast. They look so easy to make. I have all the ingredients why not?

Aarthi said...

my mouth is watering ..looking yummy

Jilly said...

Those look amazing Brandie! Good job!

Julie said...

That's ingenious....love it!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh my those look delicious as do your other recipes. I will definitely be back for a visit. Love your kind of cooking!

Foodness Gracious said...

Wow Im a danish freak and I have to make these, Im already thinking about what else I can use for fillings? The list could be endless.
Thanks!!

Kate H.(www.sprinkletherapy.blogspot.com) said...

Those look amazing!

Mary ♥ Mur said...


oh.. so nice post.)
Love your blog.))

I now spend a survey of bloggers with such questions.
1. Why did you create a blog?
2. For whom you taking him? Want to be popular?
3. How long will it keep going?

Amy@happylittleparty.blogspot.com said...

Mmm. Yes please! I lurve me a good food blog, I can't wait to look around! I am your newest follower and would love for you to come visit me!
xoxo
amy

Tina @flourtrader said...

These look amazing- I am not surprised that Pillsbury is thrilled that you have found one of their products to be so versatile in making breakfast goodies! The best thing about success is when it comes when you are not looking for it-a nice surprise. I have book marked this recipe for making when I have guests and do not want to spend all my time in the kitchen.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Oh I would love to wake up to one of these tomorrow morning! Delicious
Mary

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Brandy: THANK YOU!!!

I love it! *I hope you'll link this up to "Made it on Monday" this week!
*link ups are every WED.-SAT.*

YUMMM!

Happy When Not Hungry said...

Wow these cheese danishes look amazing! What a great recipe!

Lizzy said...

Cheese danishes are my favorite! It would be unsafe for me to be in a room with all 8 of these delicious gems!!! Great recipe, Brandie~

Danielle said...

Best cheaters recipe ever!!

Joy Burkhart said...

Wow! Katrina said her husband would fall in love with her all over again with these wonderful Danish pastries. Well, mine would probably forget me altogether, just trying to get at 'em! LOL!
Will definitely have to try (not for the above reason, tho')!
XoXoXo
Joy @ tomorrow's memories

BreeAnna said...

Haha, Joy I think the same would be true for my husband! All I can say is yumm-o!!!! I can not wait to try these!!!!!!!

Patti said...

WOW Brandie! Congratulations!! Those really DO look so good and are so easy. You go girl! So it's ok if I call you biscuit? lol

ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

What a great recipe! Would you come over to my party "Cast Party Wednesday" and share some of your recipes?
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Wow, They look so good.
Thanks for the easy recipe.
New follower from What's cooking Wednesday.
Hope you follow back.
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Kimberly said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!! "Butter my butt and call me a biscuit" Girl that just made my day! Love you so much! haha!

And my hubby loves this recipe as this is his FAVORITE type of danish! I will have to try this asap!

Kelly said...

Wow these look awesome, I will definitely be trying these next week. I already have crescent rolls in the freezer! Thanks!

Lisa said...

mmm! What a tasty treat! Every Friday someone drops off cheese danishes to our department at work and I'm dying for one now. Of course, your homemade ones look even better!

Amanda Joy said...

I LOVE a good cheese danish... and these look so good. I love that the recipe is simple but has the impact of taking much longer. I can't wait to try these:)

Hopping over from Whipperberry

Amanda Joy
www.joyinthejumble.com

Darcy said...

I love cheese danish! These look so yummy!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

Mmmmm, I just love cheese danish :) Love, love love! Thanks for the idea :)

Come see me at http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/

patti said...

You are OFFICALLY my new best friend! Ohmygosh those sound and look DELICIOUS! Thanks so much for sharing!

slimschick2 said...

OH Another great EASY recipe!!! I have been making Pillsbury Crescents my go-to shortcut for years. Now a cheese danish !!! I just might love you!! lol

Rose said...

OH MY WORD!!! I just made these & love them. This will be on my go to list for the times that I have overnight visitors. Thank you!

Shore Girl said...

Bet my husband would LOVE these!

Julie said...

Made these danishes tonight! Super simple and soooooo delicious. I'm not much for pastries usually but my husband is and they were a hit with both of us. Recipe was simple enough my 4 year old son practically made them for us with a little help. Can't wait to try more of your recipes!!

Julie said...

Yum!! Made these this morning! Delish!

Stephanie I. said...

I made these last night and they were delicious!

The Country Cook said...

That is wonderful Stephanie! Thank you for taking the time to come back & let me know how they turned out for you!

Jack and Daynalee said...

These are absolutely amazing. I LOVE cream cheese danishes. This recipe has ruined all store bought danishes for me =) Thanks so much! I posted this recipe (linked back to you of course) on our food blog BetterThanBurgers.net

Thanks again for a fabulous recipe! ~Dayna~

Martha S said...

I just found this blog post through pinterest...and I'm drooling! So simple and I can already tell they'll taste great! Will definitely make these soon!

Candi said...

Yummy!!! Can't wait to try these!

Anonymous said...

Looks so delicious and I will try this....Yummy

The Stingy Seamripper said...

I'm a little obsessed with cheese danishes and these look amazing! Thanks for sharing :-)

Megan

Anonymous said...

these look AMAZING!! Does anyone know if I could freeze these once made? I would love to have them to just pop out of the freezer, thaw and eat for breakfast if I can make a big batch of them! Thanks for posting!

terrid614 said...

oh my heaven! sooo delightfully yummo!!! thanks for sharing !

Rose said...

I know what you mean about emails. I don't get them or comments hardly on my blog. I do get a few comments but not many. So I understand how excited you were!
Man this recipe simply sounds awesome! I have GOT to try this because I LOVE cream cheese danish! I think Splenda is even making brown sugar these days to. :) Going to print this one out!!!! lol Thanx for sharing!!!!

~SHANNON~ said...

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You can link up here: http://tinyurl.com/3h45jwb

Shannon
MilkandCuddles.com

PS. I'm your newest follower!

Casey said...

Made these tonight for my husband to take to work tomorrow... I don't even want to send the rest!! So easy and SO good!!

Art By ASM said...

I'm drooling!

stbonta said...

Wow, these look amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful recipes with us!!

Brandi said...

These are a MUST try!! As I type, they are fresh out of my oven and they are heavenly!! Thank you so much for such a fantastic and super easy recipe!!

The Country Cook said...

Thank you so much Brandi! So happy you like them!!

Haynes said...

I am definitley gonna try this over the weeeknd...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting these. I made them last night. I just wanted to say they are easy and soooo yummy. I made them with the crescent rounds and was a worried because they looked so small right out of the package, but they do spread out well when you put the melted butter on them and spread them out with a spoon and they puff up quite nicely in the oven. I would say mine turned out about 2 1/2 - 3 inches round.

The Country Cook said...

Yay!! So happy to hear they turned out good for you!!

Erin said...

Thank you for this recipe! I found this site on pinterest. I made it tonight. It is delicious! I only made 4 because I only had one tube of crescent rolls. My husband and I each had one for dessert and will be having one each for breakfast in the morning. Such an easy recipe and it was the best cheese danish I've had in a long time! Thank you!

The Country Cook said...

Erin, I'm so glad you found your way over here from Pinterest! Happy to have you here and I'm so happy to hear you loved this recipe!

Elaine Harris said...

I just saw your recipe tonight and had all the ingredients in the house. Hubs was looking for something sweet for dessert so I tried them out. He's loving every bite. Thanks so much!

Terri said...

Oh my favorite made easy! love it thanks.

Shannon said...

Amazing Recipe! They actually do taste better than store bought! I ate one gooey out of the oven and thought this recipe was good enough to keep but when I ate one later at room temp....Oh man, DELISH!!!! These would make a great dish for company as well. Thanks for the recipe! 5 stars!

Anne H. said...

Made these this morning after finding it on pinterest. They were fabulous, all 4 of us agreed! I made 2 minor adjustments tho, traded splenda for sugar and used about 1/2 of brown sugar just because I'm trying to cut back. This is definitely a keeper!! Thank you!

The Country Cook said...

Hi Anne!! Thank you so much for letting me know how they turned out for you. So glad to hear you liked the taste of them with Splenda too!

Peggy C. said...

Tried these this weekend and they were very good (and easy to do as you said). Pillsbury has a "light" crescent roll, which I used, and also substituted Neufchatel for the cream cheese--like to cut a few calories where I can without compromising on taste.

Betty K said...

so what if you were to add a little lemon curd with the cream cheese & make a lemon cheese danish? mmm, you do have something pretty cool here, lots of possibilities!
Thanks for sharing so generously!
:o)

BettyK
allthingsnew.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Hey, I found you on pinterest. I love this recipe and I am going to feature it on my blog tomorrow with a link back to you of course! Thank you so much for sharing this tasty treat!
amyscraftbucket.blogspot.com
thanks!
Amy

Roe D. said...

These are to die for!!! Made them last night and they are already gone! Thanks for an awesome recipe! It's a keeper!!

Tracey M. said...

Congrats on winning the Shortcut Recipe contest from Gooseberry Patch! I will have to make these!! I LOVE cheese danishes and haven't indulged in one in ages.

knightfirstlady said...

These look yummy! I am curious though, have you ever tried spreading the cream ch. filling on the crescents before rolling them up? Would it work the same way, or is the filling too soft to stay inside that way?

JOYCE DIDIER said...

This recipe looks amazing. Has anyone commented or have you tried to use Fat Free Cream Cheese and Reduced Fat Crescents? I may try that this weekend. If I do I will let you know the way they turn out.

Terri said...

I think I'm in love!!!!!! I spend ridiculous amounts of money on berry and cheese danishes. This will definitely be a hit! Now if you can come up with something close to Ben and Jerry's strawberry cheesecake ice cream before I go broke buying it I would be a happy lady!

Ps. Made your make n cheese delicious

Deborah said...

I made these for fathers day they were scrumptious. I added a bit of cherry jam on top, they were really a hit, thanks for the recipe.

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

These are going to become a must make for me!

Leah said...

I have made these several times! My husband loves them! Thanks for the great recipe :)

Hazel said...

These are SO easy and SO delicious!!! I have had em pinned for a hot minute, but was waiting for the right time to make em because I knew I was going to want to eat them all the second they came outta the oven. Perfectly perfect. Just loved em to peices. I even made them vegan! Thank you so much for posting, I can't wait to make em again and again.

Melissa Bo said...

These look so good...and easy!

Im pinning to make them soon!

Anonymous said...

Just made ate 3 right away! Easy to make sooooo gooood!! I did not have confectionary sugar i put white sugar in magic bullet and it saved the day ! Just not my waistline ;(

Diana Klingenberg said...

Hi, I would like to say that a substitution of Truvia baking sugar mix works well in the cheesecake filling. Lowering the carbs content just a little. My husband could not tell the difference.

Anonymous said...

I just made them and they are good but even though I baked them until they were golden brown they were a little doughy under the cream cheese. Is that how they are supposed to be?

Anonymous said...

Oooooh my! These are amazing! Cheese danishes are one of my favorites, but I try to stay away from them when watching my weight. This recipe allows me to make them at home with lower fat ingredients (reduced fat crescents & fat free cream cheese). I can't thank you enough!! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't find Holly's recipe for apples and cream cheese danishes.Help,please!

Kenna said...

Maybe my expectations were too high, but I thought these tasted a little too much crescent roll-y and not enough danish-y. I'll have to give the apple ones a try, though.

Carrie S. said...

These were awesome!!! The only things I might tweak next time would be to use reduced fat cream cheese, and to use a little less vanilla extract on the glaze. But I made 6 of them and have eaten all of them but one. So yummy!!!

Anonymous said...

Just made them and they are scrumptious. I have found my new love for breakfast :) and all the recipe look great on here!

Anonymous said...

These are so yummy!! Made them for breakfast and I will be making them again for sure!!

Patsy said...

Hey Brandi,

Big fan of yours but a quick question. Can these or the Apple Danish be froze, thawed and heated after they are baked or maybe froze before baking and if so do you have instructions for doing it?

Anonymous said...

Great recipe! Just made 'em (used one can of rolls and will be making again later this week!) Note: I added the zest of one lemon into the cream cheese mixture...even better! May try the zest of an orange for another batch?

Anonymous said...

I love Danish but my favorite would be coconut custard Danish use to have a recipe for them but cant find it..would you happen to have a recipe for them??? please help Love all recipe I have tried sooo far...keep them coming..thank you

Michael Aragunde said...

Tonight is my second time making these Amazing, Mouthwatering, Dabomb cheese danishes. Yummmy...yummy!!

Granny K said...

Well, I have to say these are the best things I've put in my mouth in a long time. I had one can of the regular crescents and one can of the Grands crescents but the amount of cream cheese was perfect. I put some blueberries on a couple during the last ten minutes. I am never, ever disappointed with your recipes. You are my "goto" site for ideas now. Love you, Darlin'.

JudithIrene said...

ohhhh myyyy goodness!!! does this ever look delish!!! I just may place a little bit of cherry pie filling on top as I love that together with the store-bought Danish ... ty so much for sharing this recipe! :)

Tricia said...

Boy do these look tasty. Judith has a good idea--place cherry pie filling on top. But... I could eat these just as they are. Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

These are so great and easy to make everyone loved them. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Brandie S. said...

Yay! So happy everyone enjoyed them! Thank you for coming back to let me know how they turned out for ya!

Brandie S. said...

Yum! Love that! Thank you so much Granny K - love you too! :)

Lindsay said...

These were fantastic. You nailed it.

Heather said...

Excellent recipe!!! Super easy! We loved them, thank you!

amber whitehead said...

I can't wait to make these this weekend

Heather McIntyre said...

Made these today and they were fantastic!! So easy and yummy!! Next time I think I will try making them with cherry pie filling on top of the cream cheese, can't wait to try them!!

afdexter86 said...

I accidentally made these with cinnamon instead of brown sugar - just wasn't paying attention. Good news is that it was still delicious!

Anonymous said...

I thought I had previously left a comment, which I cant find now! I made these, but the crescent roll never cooked...I cooked for an additional ten minutes and they were still dough in the middle, what did I do wrong?

Ccieri said...

Just had a cheese Danish, fresh from the oven. They are delicious but I had a little bit of a hard time making them. The dough was sort of soft and sticky. The seams kept coming apart when I was rolling them up & the brown suger was going everywhere. They came part again when I was forming them into the pinwheel. They just wouldn't stick together, just stuck to my fingers! I was able to form the well ok, for the most part.
Despite all the troubles, they came out beautiful, to me, anyway! And tasted great! My husband and I couldn't wait and each are one before dinner! Thanks!

Leigh said...

My eight year old daughter and I just made these and they are fantastic! In fact, my kids insisted I come on here and thank you for the recipe. So, thank you. :)

Brandie Skibinski said...

Leigh, I'm dying, that is the sweetest! Thank you so much!! So happy y'all loved it and that they told ya to come and let me know!

happeningswithLana said...

These are in the oven has I type. Look good and so easy. Can't wait to try the cherry ones too. TFS!

Anonymous said...

I just made these and they're fresh out of the oven. The house smells great too! My husband and I absolutely love these! They are absolutely decadent!!! This recipe is definitely a keeper!!!

Jane said...

I'm going to combine the apple with the cheese filling (underneath it). I'll bet that will be awesome. Thanks for such a great recipe!

Cathy Myers said...

Love your recipes!! Simple yet delish!! Please keep the recipes coming. Loving this site!!

lorena said...

Just made them and they are so good !
I added a tsp of raspberry preserve on top!
Tnank you for the recipe, it's a keeper!

Connie Gollhardt said...

I once made something very similar to this except instead of making it into a crescent roll type after you make it into the square you put the cream cheese filling in the center and squeeze the sides together the rest of the recipe of the same I'll have to try both ways because my mouth is watery right now and I've been thinking of making me the other ones for quite a while I just lost my recipe and I now have we found it thank you

Carol said...

Brandie, I just finished making them, Dilish. I do think that my cheese mix was a bit to loose? Did I mess that up? LOL!

Camille Y. said...

Hello, at Union Station in Washington, DC there's a bakery that sells cherry cheese danishes. Your cheese danish recipe reminded me of them. Can you combine the cheese and cherry into one danish? :

Kevin Ryan said...

Thank you for your Military service. I am Navy Retired and understand the lifestyle.