Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish

Lately on Pinterest I have been finding lots of recipes using canned crescent or biscuit dough. While it may not be the very healthiest option, it sure is fast and easy! I have started keeping a few tubes on hand so if I'm pressed for time or I just want to try one of the recipes I find, I will be ready!

This is pretty easy and fast. And it looks nice, too! Perfect for feeding family staying at your house for the holidays.


1 tube crescent rolls
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons all purpose flour

I used probably 3/4 cup of thawed frozen raspberries because that is what I had on hand fresh ones would be even better! Blueberries or blackberries would also be wonderful. The raspberries had a little more juice than I would have liked, but it didn't seen to affect the baking or the taste of the danish.

1 cup powdered sugar
4+ tablespoons heavy cream
splash vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and flour together in a small bowl and set aside.

Pop open crescent roll dough and unroll, leaving crescents in rectangles. On an ungreased baking sheet or parchment papar, lay the crescent roll rectangles together, lining them up width wise. Dough should be almost the entire length of a cookie sheet. Press edges together to even out edges and seal any holes.

Carefully spread cream cheese filling down the center of the dough to be about 2-3 inches wide.

Press raspberries into cream cheese mixture.

Cut 1/2 inch slits diagonally up both sides of the dough. (Mine weren't perfect but it still worked.)

Fold 1/2 inch dough pieces over the filling, alternating sides to get a braided pattern. You may have some extra dough left at the bottom, just mess with it until it looks kinda pretty.

Bake for 20-30 minutes until the crescent dough is golden brown and the filling is set. Cool before removing from baking sheet.

Once danish has cooled, remove to serving platter. In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and cream to create icing. You may need to add more cream to get the desired consistency. Drizzle icing over danish. Cut into pieces and serve!

Enjoy! Make sure to let me know what you think if you make it!

Original recipe here.


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