Crescent danishes are a delicious breakfast treat (or snack) but making them at home can be exhausting.
From scratch recipes often take over 8 hours for the dough alone! This recipe uses a quick cooking hack to make delicious danishes in under 30 minutes.
– 4 oz cream cheese, softened – 1/2 tsp vanilla extract – 1/4 cup powdered sugar – 2 cans crescent roll dough Optional Toppings – Strawberry Jam – Blackberry Jam – Sliced Almonds – Fresh Berries – Maraschino Cherries Glaze – 1/4 cup powdered sugar – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 3-4 tbsp milk or water
– In a small bowl combine your cream cheese, vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup powdered sugar until smooth.
– Open your can of crescent rolls, detach them from one another and then pick one up. On the flat side of the triangle, grab the tip and the bottom of the wide end and roll them around to meet, forming an open circle.
– Push the sides down so that it's no longer a bowl, but a flat circle. Creating a small lip/rim around the edge is also a nice idea although not necessary.
– Push them together to close in that gap and they take the top of the wide part of the triangle (it should be pointing straight up right now) and bring it around to make a bowl.
– Add a small amount of jam (same amount as cream cheese) or add a few pieces of fresh fruit or cherries.
– Using a spoon, grab a small amount of cream cheese (about half a spoon sized amount), or half a tablespoon of cream cheese and place it in the center. If you don't wish to add anything else, you can just double this amount.
– Pick up the danish and place it on a baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350F degrees.
– Let them cool on a wire rack and place the baking sheet beneath it.
– In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk or water to create a glaze, drizzle the glaze over the top, letting the sheet collect the mess. Add the glaze while they're warm so that you don't have to wait so long for them to cool.