Strawberry Danish


When I go to visit my dad, I always try to make something special for breakfast. The first time I made this danish, both Captain Cavedweller and I were at Dad’s. They both seemed a bit skeptical until they took the first bite. Oh, my gracious! It was a good thing I made a double batch because they both thought they were delicious! And they were. Warm from the oven, they certainly made breakfast that morning shine.

These aren’t hard to make and taste so good!


All you need are some basic ingredients.

Cut dough into four equal pieces.


Blend granulated sugar, vanilla and softened cream cheese together.


Spread melted brown sugar and butter on dough.


Top with cream cheese filling.


Fold dough in half and crimp edges to seal.


Bake until golden brown, remove from oven, drizzle with frosting, and serve warm with fresh berries.



1 tube of refrigerated crescent dough sheet

4 ounces cream cheese

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cream cheese frosting

1 cup of fresh strawberries, sliced



Preheat oven to 350.

Separate sheet of dough into four equal pieces.

In a small bowl, melt butter and brown sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved (microwave in 30-second intervals. Takes about 1-2 minutes). Spread over dough.

In a separate bowl, mix together softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over dough. Fold dough in half, then pinch edges to seal.

Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes, until golden brown. Do not overcook!

Warm frosting in the microwave for about twelve seconds then drizzle over the warm danishes. Serve with fresh berries!

Yields 4 servings (or two if you are feeding hungry men!)

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2 Responses

  1. This looks incredibly yummy. It also looks so easy. My 12 year old can probably make them. I cant wait for her to try this recipe.

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