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Lemon-Cream Cheese Crescent Danish

Lemon-Cream Cheese Crescent Danish
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8
No need to take a trip to the bakery when you can make these delectable lemon- and cream cheese-filled Danish right at home! Using just a handful of ingredients—including sweet-tart lemon curd, sweetened cream cheese and buttery Pillsbury™ original crescent dough sheet—you can have a special, fresh-baked breakfast with your family any time you want.
Updated May 11, 2021

Ingredients

Danish

  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheet or 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese spread (from 8-oz container)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 8 teaspoons lemon curd

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons milk

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Remove dough from can; do not unroll. Using serrated knife, cut dough into 8 slices. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Press each slice into 3-inch round, leaving ridge around outer edge.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix cream cheese spread and 3 tablespoons powdered sugar. Spoon about 2 teaspoons cream cheese mixture on center of each dough round; spread slightly. Top each with 1 teaspoon lemon curd.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to serving plate.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over Danish. Serve warm.

  • Remaining lemon curd can be used for filling pastry or filo cups; serve over prepared pound cake or as a filling in white or yellow cupcakes.
  • To really change up the flavor, omit lemon curd, and sprinkle cream cheese with mini chocolate chips. You can leave them unglazed if you like.
  • Swap glaze for a dusting of powdered sugar on top of each Danish, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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