Crescent Cheese Danishes

Indulge in the ultimate breakfast delight with our easy-to-make Crescent Cheese Danishes recipe. Perfect for busy mornings or a luxurious weekend brunch, these homemade cheese danishes are a crowd-pleaser. Using simple, everyday ingredients like pre-made crescent roll dough and cream cheese, this recipe simplifies the classic pastry, making it accessible for home bakers. Our step-by-step guide ensures you’ll create the perfect golden-brown pastries every time. Whether you’re hosting a brunch party or looking for a deliciously sweet breakfast option, our Crescent Cheese Danishes will become your new favorite. Plus, with tips on customizing your danishes with various fillings like fruit preserves or chocolate chips, you’ll have a versatile recipe that’s perfect for any occasion. Let’s get baking!


  1. Pre-made crescent roll dough (1 can)
  2. Cream cheese (8 oz, softened)
  3. Granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  4. Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  5. Lemon juice (optional, 1 tsp)
  6. Egg (1, for egg wash)
  7. Powdered sugar (for dusting, optional)


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the crescent roll dough package.
  2. Prepare Filling: In a bowl, mix the softened cream cheese with granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice until smooth and creamy.
  3. Prepare Dough: Roll out the crescent roll dough and separate it into the pre-cut triangles. Place these triangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Add Filling: Spoon a dollop of the cream cheese mixture onto the wider end of each dough triangle.
  5. Shape Danishes: Roll the dough starting from the wide end towards the narrow end, forming a crescent shape. Make sure the filling is enclosed.
  6. Egg Wash: Beat an egg and brush a light coat over each danish. This gives them a nice golden color when baked.
  7. Bake: Bake the danishes in the preheated oven for the time specified on the crescent roll dough package, or until they are golden brown.
  8. Cool and Serve: Allow the danishes to cool slightly. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

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