Cream Cheese Breakfast Danish

Homemade Cream Cheese Danish

Confession: I’m not usually a fan of Danishes.  That said, I am six months pregnant, and while standing in Starbucks yesterday afternoon, I was overcome with desire for a cheese danish.  I have no idea why.  It just looked so delicious, but I couldn’t bring myself to pay almost $2.00 for one.  I knew I could probably go home and find a quick and easy recipe, which I did.

This delicious cream cheese breakfast Danish is so simple and takes only about 5 minutes to whip up.  Why? Because it is made with Pillsbury Crescent dough, and tastes just like a delicious danish from a bakery.  I found this recipe on and altered it based on user comments.  They turned out fantastic.

Give these a try, they will be a hit!  Perfect for a Christmas breakfast, coffee with friends, or a bridal or baby shower.

This recipe would also be fantastic with a little cherry pie filling, lemon curd, or raspberry jam in addition to the cream cheese.

2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough

1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Do not unroll the tube of crescent rolls.  Instead, cut the roll into 8 equal pieces.  Working the dough with your hands, flatten each piece into a disk and make a well in the center for the cream cheese filling.

In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, white sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract and sour cream. Spread a spoonfull of filling into the center of each dough “well”.
Bake in preheated oven until golden.  Enjoy!


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