• 2 tubes of prepared crescent roll dough
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp butter, unsalted and melted
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Glaze:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350*

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Open the tubes of crescent roll dough, Do not unroll them

In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, lemon juice, vanilla and the granulated sugar until it is thoroughly combined

Using a sharp knife, cut thick slices of ½” to ¾” slices of the crescent roll. Again, do not unroll it.

Lay each of these slices on the parchment covered baking trays

With each slice, use your fingers to build a slight upraised edge on the dough. This will hold the filling in

In a small bowl combine the melted butter with the light brown sugar and mix

Use a pastry brush to brush the butter on each of the slices

Spoon even amounts of the filling onto each slice

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until slightly golden brown

In another small bowl combine the confectioners sugar with the vanilla and the milk and stir to combine.

Drizzle the glaze over each cheese danish

The danish can then be topped with your choice of fruit or eaten plain.