Learn how to make quick and easy (semi) homemade cheese and fruit danish pastries!! These are super easy, super delicious and take about 20 minutes to make. No need to slave for hours making puff pastry from scratch. 😉
What you’ll need:
11-12 oz roll of crescent rolls
2 oz cream cheese
2 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
assorted jams and preserves or pie filling (raspberry, cherry, strawberry, apricot, blueberry, lemon, etc)
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp milk
Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into rectangles of dough using two triangles. Pinch closed the diagonal cut to form one solid sheet of dough. Sprinkle with sugar. Cut dough into approx. 1″ x 8″ strips of dough. Gently lift dough and twist opposite ends in opposing directions into a loose rope. Spiral the rope around itself to form a loose circle/spiral. Place onto a cookie sheet lined with a baking mat, spacing danishes about 2″ apart. Press the centers with a finger to make a well for the filling.
For the cheese filling, combine cream cheese and 1 Tbsp sugar in a small bowl and mix well.
Spoon about 1 tsp of filling into the center of each danish. Bake at 375*F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
When done, brush with melted butter to keep danishes soft. Make an icing by combing the powdered sugar with the milk and drizzle over top of danishes. Serve warm. Makes approx. 12 (4″) danish pastries. Enjoy!!