Easy Crescent Roll Danish Recipe Recipe Type : Dessert, Snack, Danish, Pastry Author: Michelle – Powered by Mom Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 35 mins Serves: 16
- 2 cans of crescent rolls
- 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ¾ tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp sour cream
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 1 Tbsp softened butter
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into 4 rectangles (4 rectangles per can). In each of the rectangles, pinch closed the diagonal line to form a solid sheet of dough. Then, slice lengthwise to form two strips from each.
- Sprinkle lightly with the granulated sugar.
- Roll each of the rectangles into a roll.
- Gently lift and twist the opposite ends in opposing directions to form a loose rope.
- Form a circle with the twisted dough and place onto a cookie sheet lined with a parchment paper. Space each Danish at least 2 inches apart.
- Using your fingers, press the center to make a well for the filling. You may also need to stretch out the sides a bit.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, granulated sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and sour cream. (I used a mixer to make this easier).
- Once creamed, add approximately a tablespoon of the filling to each roll.
- Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
- Remove, and allow to cool for approximately 15 minutes.
- While Danishes are cooling, use a small bowl and mix together powdered sugar, milk and butter.
- Place in a plastic baggie by using a small glass or cup (to make an easy piping bag), and push to one corner. Snip the corner off with a pair of scissors. Then, lightly drizzle over the cooled Danishes.
2 cans crescent rolls makes 16 smaller size danishes.
You can also fill with pie filling, jams, and preserves! You can use cherry, apple, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, apricot, lemon, etc. – whatever your favorite is!)
Do not handle dough any more than you have to as it can cause it to become tough, not flaky.
Recipe is easily halved or doubled.