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Easy Blackberry and Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

A flaky, buttery croissant - braided and stuffed with cream cheese and blackberries.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blackberry Pie Filling, Breakfast, Cream Cheese Pastry, Puff Pastry
Servings: 8
Calories: 199kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoon flour
  • 8 ounce tube Pillsbury Crescent rolls or crescent roll sheet
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and flour. Set aside.
  • Open crescent roll dough and unroll, leaving crescents all together in one large rectangle
  • On an ungreased baking sheet, lay the crescent roll rectangle. The dough should be almost the entire length of a half sheet pan.  (If you're not using a crescent roll sheet, be sure to press edges together to even out edges and seal any holes.)
  • Cut 1/2 inch diagonal strips up each side of the dough. 
  • Carefully spread cream cheese filling down the center of the dough to be about 2-3 inches wide.  Top with fresh blackberries or blackberry pie filling.
  • Fold 1/2 inch dough pieces up over filling alternating sides to get a braided pattern.  You may have excess dough once you reach the end of the danish, so fold them in as best as you can. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until filling is set and crescent dough is golden in color. Cool before removing from baking sheet.
  • Once danish has cooled, remove to serving platter.


  • In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla and cream to create icing.
  • You may need to add more cream to get the desired consistency. Drizzle icing over danish. Cut into pieces and serve.


We think the blackberries in this recipe are delicious, but you could easily make any flavor you’d like. Here are some of our favorites:
  • Apples and cinnamon
  • Cherry
  • Just the cream cheese filling with almond slices on top
  • Raspberry filling with a thin layer of Nutella added inside, too


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg