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Easy Cream Cheese Danish Recipes

Updated on January 14, 2017
 Cheese Danish
Cheese Danish

Easy Cream Cheese Danish

30 mins to make, serves 8

Ingredients

Vegetarian

Condiments

  • 1 tsp Lemon juice

Baking & Spices

  • 1 cup Confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla

Bread & Baked Goods

  • 2 cans Crescent rolls

Dairy

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into rectangles of dough using two triangle.
  3. Pinch closed the diagonal cut to form one solid sheet of dough. Sprinkle light with sugar.
  4. Slice crescent roll dough into 1 inch x 8 inch slices.
  5. Gently lift dough slice and twist opposite ends in opposing directions into a loose rope.
  6. Spiral the rope around itself to form a loose circle/spiral.
  7. Place onto a cookie sheet lined with a baking paper, spacing danishes about 2 inch apart.
  8. Press the centers with a finger to make a well for the filling and stretch the sides a bit if it is necessary.
  9. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract and sour cream.
  10. Add a tablespoon of filling to each roll.
  11. Lightly brush dough with melted butter.
  12. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes. or until lightly golden brown.
  13. In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar, milk and butter.
  14. You can use a spoon to drizzle it over the tops of the danish,
  15. or you can put it into a small zip-top bag and snip of the corner for an easy "piping bag."
  16. Take the danish out of the oven and allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes before icing.

Low Carb Cheese Danish
Low Carb Cheese Danish

Low Carb Cheese Danish

Vegetarian, Gluten free

Refrigerated

  • 1 Egg, large
  • 1 Egg yolk

Condiments

  • 1 tsp Lemon juice

Baking & Spices

  • 6 tbsp Almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 8 tbsp Sugar equivalent
  • 3 tbsp Sweetener, powdered
  • 1 1/4 tsp Vanilla

Dairy

  • 1 1/4 cup 2% mozzarella shredded cheese
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp Heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Filling

  1. Soften cream cheese and combine with lemon juice, vanilla, and sweetener and egg yolk using a whisk or electric mixer. Set aside in the fridge until you are ready with the dough.

Dough

  1. Measure out almond flour, coconut flour, and baking powder. Combine well with a whisk.
  2. Melt 4 tbsp butter and add vanilla and sweetener. Stir.
  3. Melt 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese in the microwave (30% power for 2 minutes with a 1200 watt microwave).
  4. Combine all the ingredients and add an egg.
  5. Stir until batter is combined and the cheese and dough are completely mixed. Use your hands or a spatula to press and fold the cheese and the batter together. Reheat for 10 seconds in the microwave. Press and fold some more until 99% of the dough is all one color. (Tip-this gets sticky and if you wet your hands a little it helps tremendously. The water from your hands will stop the stickiness on the outside of the dough making it very easy to roll out.)
  6. Reheat dough for 10 seconds and roll out into a square the approximate length of a rolling pin and slice into four quarters with a pizza slicer.
  7. Fold the corners into the center repeating with all four squares.
  8. Pipe filling (or spoon it on top!) into the center of each danish.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes. (Check on this at 10 minutes and make sure to remove it from the oven as soon as it has a deep golden brown color! Just slightly past 13 minutes and 2 of mine did get burnt. Definitely keep an eye on it.)

 Danish Pastries
Danish Pastries

Easy Danish Pastries

20 mins to make, serves 10-12

Ingredients

Refrigerated

  • 1 Egg, large

Condiments

  • 6 tbsp Maple syrup

Baking & Spices

  • 65 g 1/2 cup white bread flour
  • 70 g 1/3 cup (caster) sugar
  • 250 g 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 sachet Active yeast, dry
  • 3 tbsp Brown sugar, dark
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 4 tbsp Icing
  • 1 Maple glaze
  • 1 Pecan and maple filling
  • 1 Quick method danish pasty dough
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla

Nuts & Seeds

  • 199 1/4 g Pecans, toasted

Dairy

  • 230 g 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 357 1/2 ml Whole milk

Liquids

  • 1 Water, Hot

Other

  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Make the dough. Heat the milk for a few seconds in a microwave until just warm.
  2. Add the sugar and yeast and whisk to combine. Let it stand for 4-5 minutes until the yeast is frothy. Add the egg and lightly whisk together. Put the flour and salt in the large bowl.
  3. Add the cubed butter and briefly pulse a few times until mixture resembles chunky breadcrumbs. Put the flour mixture in a large bowl.
  4. Wrap the dough twice with cling film and rest in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. Make the filling. Pulse until the ingredients form a fairly coarse paste. Set aside until needed.
  5. Shape the pastries. Cut the dough in half. Preheat the oven to 190C | 375F and line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper. Dust your worktop and rolling pin with flour. Roll the dough out to about 5cm (1/7 inch) thick and trim the edges.
  6. To create pinwheels, cut the dough into squares and make small cuts from the corner toward the centre of each square. Place about 2 tsp of the filling in the middle and fold every other point in towards the centre.
  7. To create plaits cut square or rectangle pieces of the dough. Place filling along the centre and cut strips on the diagonal either side of it.
  8. Transfer onto the baking tray, cover loosely with plastic wrap and let them rise at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  9. Brush some egg wash over the pastries. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on size, until puffed and golden.
  10. Cool on a wire rack and brush with sieved apricot jam if you want a high shine.

Lemon Cream Cheese Danish

40 mins to make, serves 6

Ingredients

Vegetarian

Produce

  • 1 Lemon, Zest of
  • 1 tsp Lemon, zest

Refrigerated

  • 1 Egg

Condiments

  • 1 Lemon curd

Baking & Spices

  • 3/4 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

Bread & Baked Goods

  • 1 sheet Puff pastry, frozen

Dairy

  • 4 oz Cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp Milk

Liquids

  • 1 tbsp Water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Mix cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon zest together until thoroughly combined.
  3. Unfold thawed puff pastry sheet and roll it out into a rectangle that is ¼ inch thick.
  4. Cut 1 inch strips down the left and right thirds of the puff pastry, leaving the middle section untouched.
  5. Add cream cheese mixture to the middle of the puff pastry and then spread the lemon curd over it. Fold the end of the puff pastry up and over, then fold the top strip from the left in towards the middle. Fold a strip from the right inwards to overlap the left strip. Continue alternating left and right down the length of the puff pastry.
  6. Make a simple egg wash by mixing the egg and water and brush the egg wash over the puff pastry.
  7. Place in a 400 F oven to bake for for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. While the pastry bakes make the glaze by mixing the confectioner’s sugar, milk, vanilla, and lemon zest together in a bowl.
  9. Once the pastry is cooked and has cooled to room temperature drizzle the glaze over and enjoy!

steps
steps

Crescent Cheese Danishes

Vegetarian

Condiments

  • 1 tsp Lemon juice

Baking & Spices

  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar, light
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla, Pure
  • 1/2 cup White sugar, regular

Bread & Baked Goods

  • 2 Crescent roll tubes

Dairy

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 4 tsp Milk
  • 1 8 oz. package Philly cream cheese

Instructions

1. Preheat over to 350F.
2. In a medium bowl, use a mixer to combine the softened cream cheese, lemon juice, pure vanilla
extract and the white sugar until well combined.set aside.
3. Open your crescent roll tubes but do not unroll them
4. Use a sharp knife to cut through them­ slicing them. Make thick slices.
5. Lay each slice on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
6. Use your fingers or a small measuring cup to create a small wall around the edge (to hold the
filling).
7. Using a brush, take the melted butter and add in the 1/4 cup of light brown sugar and mix
8. Brush the mixture over each danish
9. Dollop even amounts of the filling into each of the danishes
10. Bake at 350 for 16­18 minutes or until slightly golden brown
11. Let cool and add a drizzles of glaze.
12. In a small bowl combine all 3 ingredients and stir until smooth, then drizzle over each warm
danish
13. Top with cherry, blueberry or strawberry filling!

Easy Cheese Danish

Ingredients

Vegetarian

Refrigerated

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Egg
  • 1 Egg

Baking & Spices

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla

Bread & Baked Goods

  • 1 can Crescent rolls

Dairy

  • 1 pkg Cream cheese

Liquids

  • 1 tbsp Water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat your cream cheese and sugar until nice and creamy.
  3. Add the vanilla and beaten egg; mix until well combined.
  4. Open and unfold your crescent rolls. You will want to create squares by putting two triangles together and pinching together the seams to make one square. Do this with the whole can.
  5. Once your squares are made, spoon your cream cheese filling into the center of each square. Fill to your liking, but don't overfill as it will run out the sides when baking.
  6. Make egg wash by combining 1 egg and 1 Tbsp of water in a small bowl and beat.
  7. Brush the edges of each pastry square with the egg wash. Fold each corner in towards the center until they almost touch each other. You can also connect them if you want.
  8. Transfer each pastry to the lined baking sheet. Do this very carefully!
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Easy Cheese Danish

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

Vegetarian

Baking & Spices

  • 3 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 tube Seamless crescent dough
  • 4 tsp Vanilla

Dairy

  • 1 8-oz. package Cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp Heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spread crescent over a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Combine cream cheese, flour, sugar, and vanilla in bowl. Mix with spoon.
  4. Spread down center of dough.
  5. Cut into ½ inch to 1 inch strips at an angel down both sides.
  6. Braid the pieces over the cheese mixture rotating one side then the other.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden.
  8. Let cool. Move to serving dish.
  9. Mix powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla in bowl.
  10. Pour over danish.

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