Make a Delicious Strawberry Cheese Danish

Hi, CraftOManiac readers! I’m Natalie from 
A Turtle’s Life for Me, and I’m so tickled to be one of COM’S Contributors. My title is the “COOK/BAKER”. Today I will be sharing all of my kitchen creations! 
I’m a dump-and-pour kind of cook (much to my husband’s frustrations!), but I’m trying my hardest to get better at writing down measurements
I’m also a total sweets girl, and, while we’re at it, let’s throw in a “convenience girl”, as well.
The sweeter the better. The faster the better.  (sounds like a song in the making, huh?)
That’s why these danishes are perfect for me!
I almost always have everything on hand to throw these together whenever a craving hits!  They’re perfect for a weekend breakfast treat (Easter’s coming up!) or even for a late night treat. 
Start with a can of crescent rolls that are divided into 4 rectangles
Pinch the seams down the middle together to make one solid rectangle
Then, on a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll the rectangle out until it is 
about 6″x 2-3″.   After it’s rolled out, I pick it up a little just to make sure it’s not sticking to the mat.
Spread with the cream cheese mixture and roll up, starting with one of the long ends.
Once it’s rolled up, I turn it so the seam is in the middle (rather than the top or bottom).
Start rolling into a spiral.  Keep it a loose spiral, don’t worry about making it really tight.
Then spread 2 tsp. preserves on top of each roll before baking.
After baking, drizzle with the powdered sugar glaze and ENJOY!!
Strawberry Cheese Danish
1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
8 tsp. strawberry preserves (or flavor of your choice)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1-2 tsp. milk
Separate the dough into 4 rectangles and pinch seams together.  On a lightly floured surface, roll each into a 6″x3″ rectangle.  In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Spread over rectangles. Roll up from a long side and loosely spiral each one.
Place on ungreased baking sheet. Top each coil with 2 tsp. preserves. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over tops after they have cooled for a few minutes.
I love those hidden tunnels of cream cheese!
These are great, because we can satisfy our sweet tooth and since it only makes 4, we don’t have to worry about left-overs tempting us for days!  Plus, how many desserts, can you make one batch and each still have your own favorite flavor?? Not many, I tell ya! Nothing like a fast, yummy treat!
Thanks so much, Jen, for having me here today.

I am so thrilled to have you on my team.  Be sure to visit Natalie at A Turtle’s Life For Me.


  1. Oh those look delicious (and a little too easy!) I have everything I need to make them too. Maybe with my afternoon cup of coffee.

  2. Wonderful point about being able to make different flavors in the same batch – my family doesn’t agree on much (foodwise, that is!). Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Natalie, these look delicious! My mouth is watering. Thanks for the step by step directions.

  4. So happy to see Natalie here sharing her recipes. Great idea!

  5. Hook Line and Sinker- you had me at the Tunnels of Cream Cheese!!! These look so so wonderful and delish! I can’t wait to try them! You already know how much I love your stinkin’ awesome cute blog- thank you Natalie for this awesome Post of yumminess!! xo-Jen

  6. That looks amazing Natalie!!!! Can’t wait to try 🙂

  7. These look so good, I would probably eat the whole thing!! 🙂

  8. Oh those look delicious! Augh, I haven’t had breakfast, this post almost killed me!

  9. Pinned this to remember for making with the grandkids.

  10. Oh, Natalie….Yummo!!!

  11. Yummo! Must try these!

  12. Thank you SOOO much, sweet Jen!! For having me here today! And thanks for all the great comments too!! I rushed home from work to see if anybody cared about these and was so thrilled to see all these comments! You guys made my day!!!

  13. This is 100 levels of awesomeness!

  14. Oh, YUM!! These look amazing, but I LOVE how easy they actually are… pinning them for sure. Great job, Natalie!
    Laurie 🙂

  15. Natalie, these look yummy AND easy! Congrats on being the new Cook/Baker at COM! :0)

  16. They look yummy pinned this so I can make them thank u for sharing

  17. looks so good, natalie!!!

  18. Thanks for sharing such a great idea – Pinned it and will be serving for breakfast this weekend

  19. Now that is easy sneezy! I can do that and it looks like I have been camping out over the stove all day. I like sweets too…never did understand those folks that have to have chips and salsa when you could eat two danish instead!

    Enjoying your blog,
    Once Upon a Fairyland

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