Cream Cheese Danish

Don’t you love easy recipes that make everyone think you slaved away in the kitchen for hours? I do! This is one of those. You can make this Cream Cheese Danish the morning you want to serve it or the day before. Maybe even 2 days before! All you need are 2 packages of refrigerated crescent rolls, 2 packages of cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, 1 egg, butter, lemon juice, and a little brown sugar.

Add a little fruit and you have a wonderful breakfast that can serve a small crowd. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Danish

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5 from 3 votes

Cream Cheese Danish

A creamy luscious breakfast with cream cheese and crescent rolls that's super easy and will feed your whole family.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 10 servings


  • 2 8 count packages crescent rolls
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon, separated
  • 2 8 ounce bars cream cheese
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" dish. Unroll 1 can of crescent rolls and press into bottom of dish, making sure seams are sealed together. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon over the crescent rolls.
  • Beat cream cheese on medium speed for about 5 minutes until creamy. Add egg yolk, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla and beat until well mixed.
  • Spread all but 1/2 cup of cream cheese mixture on top of crescent rolls. Reserve the 1/2 cup for another use.
  • Unroll second can of crescent rolls on a sheet of parchment paper. Press edges together and press into a 9" x 13" rectangle.
  • Place crescent rolls over cream cheese and tuck in the sides so the cream cheese is covered. Brush melted butter over the top layer of crescent rolls.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon brown sugar over the top.
  • Bake about 30 minutes until the top is golden brown. Allow to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.


Serving: 10servings, Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 1mg, Sugar: 21g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Calories: 110
Keyword: cream cheese danish
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  1. 5 stars
    I don’t see the cream cheese on the ingredient list…?? how much cream cheese?
    I make this recipe and it is great. to save some calories I sometimes leave off the top layer of crescent roll topping with a blueberries, nuts, cinnamon and sugar mix. It is so easy, turns out well and is loved by all.