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Cream Cheese Danish

Recipe for cheese danish

I first¬†noticed this recipe for Cream Cheese Danish when the girls were in 2nd grade or 3rd grade. Their class made cookbooks. I can’t remember now if it was a fund raiser or Christmas presents for parents, but the recipe was in the book.

8 years later I finally tried the recipe and after I tasted it I decided I should have made it much sooner.

You need:

  • 2 10 oz cans of crescent rolls
  • 2 8 oz packs of cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons sour cream

For icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Cream cheese danish

  • preheat oven to 350
  • grease a 9 x 13 baking pan
  • line the bottom of the pan with one can of the crescent rolls-I sorta flattened mine together into a large square before I put them in the pan

Easy recipe for cream cheese danish

  • mix together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and sour cream
  • spread the mixture evenly over the crescent rolls

The best cream cheese danish

  • top mixture with the other can of crescent rolls
  • bake in 350 oven for 20-30 minutes or till light golden brown

Best cream cheese danish

The recipe called for mixing the confectioners sugar, butter, and milk together to drizzle over the danish, but I didn’t even bother with it. They were so good they didn’t need any icing.



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  • Reply
    March 24, 2012 at 6:55 am

    That looks delicious! I WILL be trying it. Thanks for sharing!!

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    March 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Sounds great, and easy! Will have to try it.
    God bless.

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    Glenda Beall
    March 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I don’t bake but these look soooo
    good! Fairly simple to make so I might try them.

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    Ed Ammons
    March 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Tell B.Ruth that PHAT is Pretty Hot And Tasty!

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    Jessie : Improved
    March 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

    That sounds delicious, and I prefer less sweet anyway, so I would probably skip the icing as well.

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    Patty Hall
    March 19, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I have a similar recipe but it calls for a can of pie filling on top of the cream cheese layer. I use either blueberry or cherry but I bet pineapple or most any kind would be good.

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    Rick Kratzke
    March 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Oh my that sounds real good and I am gonna see if my wife could make some.

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    March 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Icing or not, I could eat it all! Ah right! I have a sweet tooth.

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    Joy Newer
    March 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks Tipper, Gonna Make Them and have them with my organic HOJICHA Roasted Green Tea. Can’t Wait.

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    Kempie Rackley
    March 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Tipper, wish I had this recipe last week to fix for breakfast when I had company. I’ll certainly keep it handy for my next house guest. Add a side of fresh strawberries, YUM.

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    March 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I get so excited about the recipes you post. I try to make them all. My bread didn’t turn out very good though. It was my first time using the bread machine and I tried making a smaller loaf. That recipe is on my re-try list. Cheese danish is my favorite, but it will have to wait until I make the fried apple pies. Then I will need to go on a serious diet!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    March 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Sounds so good so I am making for my Thursday church sewing group. Thanks so much. Might even put in our new cook book.

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    B. Ruth
    March 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    tell Ed these can also be made lower fat or partly fat free…
    I have used Neufchatel Cheese 1/3 less fat..or no fat cream cheese..
    Splenda (same as sugar measurement) type..No fat sour cream..or low fat..I also used one can of dough…stretching it thin and making slices in the top or little doughnut holes…
    and drizzled a very small amount of glaze just enough to get the drizzled look…without the major sweetness…At least it worked for me…
    Now I am wanting these and I haven’t made them in such a long time…I went thru a Cheese Danish spell a while back…Anywhere we would eat breakfast and they had cheese danish I would get one…I found this recipe, modified it to lower fat and made them until I was over the danish spell…
    Thanks for a great post…

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    March 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    how fast and easy are these?! sound sooo good…

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    Pat in east TN
    March 18, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I’ve added what I need to my grocery list. Sounds yummy!

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    susie swanson
    March 18, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Oh lousy day, I’ll have to try this, it looks so yummy..Susie

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    March 18, 2012 at 9:40 am

    My mouth is watering – and I just finished breakfast! I will definately have to try this recipe! Sounds like a good one to make with my grandaughter, tactile but not too fussy. Thank you Tipper!

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    dolores barton
    March 18, 2012 at 9:29 am

    This sounds delicious! It is definitely a ‘must try!’ Thanks for sharing!

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    March 18, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Will have to try these. They sound wonderful. Would be so good with a cup of coffee.

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    Miss Cindy
    March 18, 2012 at 8:48 am

    My goodness that looks good! It would go great with my morning tea.
    Tipper one of my favorite cookbooks is a community cookbook. I just love it. It’s kind of like getting recipes from your grandmother.
    Be sure to keep that page marked in your cookbook till I come visit!

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    Sheryl Paul
    March 18, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Looks yummy!

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    Mary Shipman
    March 18, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Sounds good! I will have to try this.
    Have pancakes with blueberry syrup goiung on here today. Stepped out on the porch a bit ago to greet the day, heard the first gobblers of the season!

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    March 18, 2012 at 8:10 am

    i love cream cheese danish from the bakery, so this is making my mouth water, and good idea to leave off the icing. the photos came out great and i know it tasted great to

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    March 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

    when I head out to the store I shall be buying the ingredients for the “cream cheese danish” they sound good and looked good too.

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    Ed Ammons
    March 18, 2012 at 7:25 am

    In 2 words

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    March 18, 2012 at 7:22 am

    “Cream Cheese Danish” sounds wonderful–and easy. I will try it!
    And as to today’s music, “Lost Indian” is fast and excellent! The Blind Pig Band did a super job playing it! And “I’ll Fly Away” is always one of my favorites. One of my good friends here went on to glory recently. She had planned her own memorial service and wanted it to be a celebration. She had requested that “I’ll Fly Away” be played and sung (by the whole congregation) at the end! So like Martha to want us to remember her as “Flying Away” to Heaven!

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      February 21, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      ‘I’ll Fly Away’ is my ansolute favorite.

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    Karen Larsen
    March 18, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Those look so good!! Wish I had the ingredients right now to make them! My morning toast is going to be really boring today….

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