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Cheese Danish

This is the recipe to an easy cream cheese danish with hints of lemon and sweetness!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese danish, cream cheese danish, crescent roll, crescent roll danish, danish, danishes
Servings: 16
Author: Heifa


  • 2 Crescent Roll Tin
  • 8 oz Cream cheese room temp
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar (confectionary sugar)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon juice about half a lemon's juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1 tsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar


  • First, take out the crescent rolls rom their package but DO NOT unwraevel the rolls into their triangles. Keep it in the cylinder shape and cut into 8 pieces. Please see video demonstrating.
  • Once cut into 8, use a spoon to create a nest in the center of each crescent disc. Then, place them on a parchment lined baking sheet a few inches apart.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the egg and water. Brush this eggwash onto the crescent rolls then sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • To make the filling, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and zest until it is super creamy and smooth. I used my kitchenaid with the paddle attchmen tto do this but you can use an electric beater or even a bowl and a rubber utensil.
  • Add a dollap of the filling to each of the crescent roll nests that were created. About 1-2 tbsp of the filling.
  • Then place in a 350 F oven to bake for 15-17 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and then add a little bit more lemon zest on top.
  • Spoon a tsp of your favorite jam over the top as well for that fruit cheese flavor that is loved in a danish.