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Pan of Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Danish

Easy Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Danish

  • Author: thehungrywaitress
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Looking for a way to use up cranberry sauce? This easy Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Danish pastry is a delightful treat.


  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 8oz cans crescent dough
  • 1/2 cup leftover cranberry sauce | sub raspberry, peach, strawberry jam


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons hot water



  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whip together 8 ounces cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Divide each can of crescent dough into four squares on a baking sheet.
  4. Add roughly 1 tablespoon of both the cream cheese mixture and jam onto the crescent squares.
  5. Fold up the edges of the crescent dough to make little nests and bake for 10-12 minutes.?
  6. Whisk together the glaze (powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon, hot water) and drizzle over the cooled Danishes.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10