Mini Cream Cheese Fruit Danishes Recipe

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
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  • 1 8-count tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Flour for the work surface
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons fruit jam
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 400° F.  Carefully unroll the dough on a lightly floured surface.  Divide along the dotted lines into 4 equal rectangles.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Glaze:
  5. 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.

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14 Responses to “Mini Cream Cheese Fruit Danishes Recipe”

  1. Jennebell
    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. =(
  2. 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.

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