Easy Cheese Danish

Slice of cheese danish topped with berries

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 6 to 9 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
452 Calories
27g Fat
45g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 9
Amount per serving
Calories 452
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 132mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Everything that tastes good doesn't have to have a complicated recipe with a lot of ingredients.

Enjoy making, and eating this great sweet roll. It's made with store-bought crescent roll dough, cream cheese, and if you desire, store-bought ​berry jam.

If you like this recipe using crescent rolls, try the Sticky Bun recipe. For a high-protein version, try the bacon, egg, and cheese crescent roll recipe.


  • 2 (8-ounce) tubes crescent rolls

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup sugar, more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • Lemon Curd, whole berry jam, or other such toppings, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Easy Cheese Danish ingredients

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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 pan.

    grease baking pan

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  3. Separate 1 can crescent rolls. Press triangles together in a single layer on the bottom of ​the pan.

    dough in a baking pan

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  4. With an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg. Spread on top of the triangles in the pan.

    cheese filling in a baking pan

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  5. For the top layer, use the last can of crescents. Be sure edges are pinched together.

    dough on top of cheese filling in a baking pan

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  6. Brush milk over dough and sprinkle with sugar.

    Brush milk over dough and sprinkle with sugar

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  7. Bake for 30 minutes.

    Easy Cheese Danish in a baking pan

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