Great recipe. I took neuroticmom’s advice and sliced the dough. I cook with my adult son who has severe autism, and he would not have had patience tonight for the twisting, but it will add another level of interest in the future as his motor skills improve. He enjoyed pushing down on it with a wooden pestle-type tart former that I got at a catalogue party, so anytime he gets to use a gadget, it’s a bonus. Instead of mixing the cream cheese, I had him squish it through a potato masher until his arms were tired. We will definitely be making these again.
Genius! to cut into strips andtwist. I also like NeuroticMom’s idea of just slicing through the rolled up dough! Having an open can of pumpkin, I added it to the cream cheese mix along with an eggs and pumpkin pie spice. Because it’s just me, I used only one can of rolls and adjusted thefilling accordingly. The four are now baking in my toaster oven and will soon be brunch! Thanks for your ideas.
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!
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.
Crescent Roll Cheese Danishes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 448mg 19%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 7.5%
Cream Cheese Danish Recipe Ingredients :
2 cans of crescent rolls
1 8oz package of cream cheese at room temp.
2 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
1 tsp lemon juice
¾ tsp vanilla
1 tsp sour cream
Optional: assorted jams and preserves or pie filling (raspberry, cherry, strawberry, apricot, blueberry, lemon, etc)
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp softened butter
Preheat the oven to 350.
Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into rectangles of dough using two triangle.
Pinch closed the diagonal cut to form one solid sheet of dough. Sprinkle light with sugar.
Slice crescent roll dough into 1 inch x 8 inch slices.
Gently lift dough slice and twist opposite ends in opposing directions into a loose rope.
Spiral the rope around itself to form a loose circle/spiral.
Place onto a cookie sheet lined with a baking paper, spacing danishes about 2 inch apart.
Press the centers with a finger to make a well for the filling and stretch the sides a bit if it is necessary.
In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract and sour cream.
Add a tablespoon of filling to each roll.
Lightly brush dough with melted butter.
Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes. or until lightly golden brown.
In a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar, milk and butter.
You can use a spoon to drizzle it over the tops of the danish,
or you can put it into a small zip-top bag and snip of the corner for an easy “piping bag.”
Take the danish out of the oven and allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes before icing.
Voila! Cream cheese danish without leaving the house or breaking a sweat.