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Mini Cream Cheese Fruit Danishes Recipe

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One of my favorite things about going on vacation when we were young were the danishes some hotels have out for breakfast.  I am sure they just dreaded seeing our family of 8 heading toward the pastry table because we would clear them out!  What can I say?  We love our pastries!  These danishes are so tasty and have only 3 ingredients!

Mini Cream Cheese Fruit Danishes Recipe:
(Makes 4 danishes)

1 8-count tube refrigerated crescent rolls
Flour for the work surface
4 tablespoons cream cheese
4 tablespoons fruit jam

Heat oven to 400° F.  Carefully unroll the dough on a lightly floured surface.  Divide along the dotted lines into 4 equal rectangles.
Working with 1 rectangle at a time, gently pinch and smooth the dough to eliminate the diagonal dotted lines.  Trim the dough along one side to approximate a square.
Place 1 tablespoon of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of jam in the center of each square. Fold each corner to the center of the square, pinching them together. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.

Glaze (optional):

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk to create icing. You may need to add more milk to get the desired consistency. Drizzle icing over danishes.

(Recipe from Real Simple)

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  1. says

    I actually got 7 Danishes out of one 8oz. Roll of dough. I cut two of the longer rectangles in half using a pizza slicer. And combined the two pieces I cut off. I didn’t see a point in throwing out any of the dough

    • says

      Oh no! I hope I am not too late! Finally getting around to emails. I think they would be okay to make them in advance. Just store them in an airtight container after they have cooled and put them in the fridge.

  2. Jennebell says

    I decided to make these today, and they probably would have turned out great, IF I would have went by the baking time on the crescent roll package rather than setting the timer for the 18mins in your recipe. I now have burnt danishes. =(

  3. Robin says

    Made these tonight, after just seeing them on fb this morning! They were promptly “shared” and pinned, to make sure I could find them when I was ready. Everyone loved them! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Incidentally, it appears my oven is a bit on the warm side, I should have gone for 15-16 minutes. But they were only slightly overdone.:D Not burnt, just dark. And I think I should have tried pinching up the corners a bit to keep the homemade jam from leaking out. I also got 6 Danishes…
    Which gives me an interesting conundrum. When do 8 triangles make 6 squares?! :D
    So glad you shared this recipe! We will be repeating it more often, and trying more flavor variations.

  4. Debbi says

    Just found these on Pinterest last night, made them this morning, super easy and yummy! Got the thumbs up from the whole fam. Thanks for this quick and easy recipe!

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