Sunday, May 6, 2012

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish

My husband and I love cream cheese danish, when I was a kid and the family would go to Cannon Beach during the summer.  We would always stop at this cute little bakery in town and I always go the cream cheese danish.  I love the buttery, flaky pastry and the creamy cheese filling.  While I was looking at some of my favorite blogs the other day I popped into “The Country Cook” and she had made shortcut apple danish that look so tempting to me, I knew I would just simply have to make my own version at home.  I wanted to take her fruit idea and mix it with my favorite part of the danish, the cheese filling. These make a great morning breakfast with some coffee, a wonderful afternoon snack with some milk or a simple dessert after dinner.

  • 2 Tubes - Pillsbury Butter Flaky Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Can - Wilderness Strawberry Pie Filling
  • 2 Tbs. - Butter (melted)


  • 1 8 oz - Cream Cheese (soft)
  • 1/2 C. - Powder Sugar
  • 1/4 C. - Milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Separate the dough into eight rectangles.  Seal the perforations.  Using a pastry brush spread the butter over the rolls.  Roll up the dough from the long side: pinch the edges to seal.  Hold one end of the dough loosely coil into a circle.  Make an indentation in the center with your fingers and create a crater for the filling and fruit.

In a mixing bowl add the cream cheese, powder sugar and milk.  Mix until fully, blended and smooth.  Place about 1/2 tbs. of cheese filling into the center of the Danish, then top with about 1/2 tbs. of strawberry filling.  Bake these for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Once cool you can serve them plain, drizzle with a powder sugar glaze, or add a little more milk to the cheese filling to thin it out and drizzle across the danish.

Makes 8 


Chelsea said...

I love short cut recipes! And moreover, I love danishes :) These sound amazing!

Anonymous said...

This shortcut danish looks exquisite and delicious :D

Choc Chip Uru

grace said...

you're so good at the semihomemade stuff, marybeth! this is quick and delicious, but it's still so impressive!

The Country Cook said...

It turned out gorgeous MaryBeth. You just can't go wrong with danishes!! Thank you so much for the shout out too! I really appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

A super delicious sweet treat!

Dunkin Cooking the Semi-Homemade Way


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