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Easy Breakfast Cheese Danish

Easy Breakfast Cheese Danish

Sweet Start, Simple Style: Easy Breakfast Cheese Danish

Craving a touch of sweetness to start your day, but short on time? Look no further than this Easy Breakfast Cheese Danish recipe! This delightful treat is ready in under an hour, offering a perfect solution for busy mornings without sacrificing taste.

We all know the importance of a healthy breakfast, packed with fruits, nuts, and even vegetables. But sometimes, a little indulgence is just what the soul (and taste buds!) crave. This recipe strikes the perfect balance, offering a delicious combination of sweet, creamy filling and a buttery, flaky crust – all without the hassle of complicated preparations.


  • Danish Base (makes 2 layers):

    • 2 cans (8 ounces each) of refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • Creamy Cheese Filling:

    • 2 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened (full-fat or low-fat work!)
    • 1 cup granulated sugar (or substitute with Splenda for a lower-sugar option)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 egg
  • Egg Wash:

    • 1 egg white
  • Glaze (Optional):

    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat for Perfection: Get your oven ready to bake at 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 13x9 inch baking pan for easy cleanup later.

  2. Crescent Creation: Unroll one can of crescent roll dough and gently press it into the greased baking pan. Pinch the seams together to create a solid and cohesive base for your danish.

  3. Creamy Cheese Delight: In a large bowl, grab your electric mixer and whip together the softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and egg until everything is smooth and creamy. This will be your delicious danish filling.

  4. Filling and Topping: Spread the prepared cream cheese filling evenly over the crescent roll base. Now, unroll the second can of crescent roll dough and gently place it on top, pressing down slightly to ensure the filling is completely covered. To achieve a beautiful golden brown finish during baking, brush the top layer of dough with the beaten egg white.

  5. Bake to Golden Bliss: Place your danish creation in the preheated oven and bake for 35-45 minutes. You'll know it's done when the top is a beautiful golden brown and the filling is set.

  6. Glaze (Optional): While your danish cools for about 20 minutes, you can whip up a simple glaze for an extra touch of sweetness and shine (if desired). In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until you have a smooth glaze. Simply drizzle the glaze over the cooled danish for a delightful finishing touch.

Kitchen Twists:

  • Lighten Up: For those watching their sugar intake, this recipe is easily adaptable! Feel free to substitute Splenda for the sugar in the filling, and skip the glaze altogether for a lighter option.

  • Filling Flexibility: The original recipe offers a generous amount of filling. If you prefer a slightly less decadent version, simply halve the filling recipe by using one package of cream cheese, ½ cup of sugar, one whole egg, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Remember to adjust the baking time to 30-35 minutes for this variation.

Enjoy this quick and easy danish recipe as a delightful way to indulge yourself on a busy morning. Savor the sweet and creamy filling nestled within a buttery, flaky crust – a perfect reminder that sometimes, a simple sweet treat can make all the difference in starting your day with a smile.