Creamy, cheesy, and with that perfect crust, these crescent cheese danishes are definitely worth trying out!
Shortcut recipes are my favorite. I love experimenting with ingredients that I can find easily and take minimal effort to put together. A few days back, I tried making these cheese danishes- and was amazed at how delicious they turned out! They ended up tasting just like those that I get from the local bakery.
Which Dough Should I Use to Make the Crescent Cheese Danish?
I’ve used two cans of ready-to-use crescent rolls. They’re super convenient, and the danishes come out perfect every single time. You could also try making the dough yourself of course, or just use any puff pastry you can get your hands on.
What Else Can I Add In?
These simple cheese danishes are so versatile, you can actually experiment a lot with the flavors. Here are some fun ideas to get you to jump on the bandwagon.
- Want to enjoy this crescent cheese danish with a bit of flavor? Add some raspberry or strawberry jam along with the cheese. It’ll bring some nice sweet and tart flavor to the danishes.
- Want to turn these simple danishes into fall-inspired ones? Add a tiny sprinkle of cinnamon powder into the cream cheese mixture. It’ll lend a nice element of warmth to them!
- And since we’re talking about fall, why not add a couple of spoonfuls of pumpkin puree or some pumpkin spice to the mixture? The result? The most dreamy and delicious fall-inspired danishes you could ever have!
- I also sometimes like to add a bit of lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture. It really helps take the seemingly simple flavor up a notch!
- Want to turn these danishes into a savory treat? You can also ditch the glaze and throw in some add-ons like chives and crushed black pepper into the cream cheese mixture.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Crescent Cheese Danish
Ready to give these cheese danishes a shot? Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure you nail the recipe.
- You can experiment a bit with how you shape the danishes. If you have time, use a cookie cutter to cut out rounds from the crescent dough, layer a couple of rounds on top of each other, and make a little depression in the center using your fingers. You can then fill this up with the cream cheese mixture.
- Another great idea is to create that fancy criss-cross braid pattern on the top layer using the crescent dough to make the danishes look extra fancy.
- Got some leftovers? You can transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate them. They can stay fresh there for up to a week.
- While these danishes taste best when you top them with the glaze, you can also go further and add some fruit jelly on the top. Better yet- you can also serve them with some frozen berries.
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Easy Crescent Cheese Danish
- 2 cans ready to use crescent rolls refrigerated
- (2) 8 oz pkgs cream cheese
- 1 c sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white + 1 tbsp milk or water
- ½ c powdered sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp milk
- Sit cream cheese out to begin softening (around an hour).
- Preheat oven to 350* degrees.
- Grease a 13X9-inch baking pan. We like to use a little bit of a butter stick.
- Lay the entire crescent roll in the baking pan, pushing the dough gently out to the edges.
- Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg until smooth.
- Spread the mixture over the crescent rolls evenly.
- Top cheese mixture with the second pack of crescent rolls dough.
- Brush with egg wash (egg white + 1 Tbsp milk or water)
- Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown.
- Cool for ~20 minutes, while you make the glaze. Drizzle and brush on cooled danish.