Easy Cream Cheese Danish

These Danishes start with refrigerated crescent rolls but leave room for creativity and fun.

Serves: 8 Save

Ingredients (16)

  • 1 8 oz package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 8-count packages crescent rolls
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 teaspoon preserves (optional, any flavor)
  • Flour, for dusting
  • Cooking spray
  • Orange Juice Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • Vanilla Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine softened cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  3. Separate dough into 8 rectangles. Pat perforations to close. Spread melted butter over dough. Sprinkle each piece with 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Roll up from long side; pinch edges to seal. Holding by one end, loosely coil each roll into a circle. Using your fingers, spread out the dough to make room in the middle for filling.
  4. Place on prepared pan. Top each roll with about 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture and 1 teaspoon preserves, if using. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until golden brown. Prepare preferred glaze (detailed below) and drizzle over rolls while still warm. Makes 8 rolls.