Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

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Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish is an easy mouthwatering dessert to make when blackberries are in season. It’s so delicious you’ll want to try other fruits too!

When blackberries are in season, I can’t help but bake with them! It’s sort of turned into an addiction. Last summer, I started small and made huge batches of my husband’s favorite Blackberry Syrup. Then this year, I’ve been going overboard with those adorable Individual Blackberry Pies {remember those?}, the Blackberry Yogurt Muffins I just posted, and now this easy Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish.

Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

I originally created the Easy Cheese Danish last December which got rave reviews and is pretty simple, in and of itself. But, once I went blackberry picking and then found a miscellaneous can of crescent rolls in my fridge, I knew exactly what I wanted to make: The Ultimate Easy Cheese Danish 2.o! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Crescent Rolls – this is what I used and it worked so well! If you want to use puff pastry, feel free to!
  • Cream Cheese – tangy, creamy goodness.
  • Granulated Sugar – to sweeten, of course.
  • Vanilla Extract – for flavor.
  • All-Purpose Flour – this helps stabilize the filling.
  • Fresh Blackberries – feel free to switch this out for any sort of berry!
  • Powdered Sugar, Heavy Cream, and Vanilla Extract – the icing is optional but heavily recommended!

Adding Icing

How to Make Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

This is the exact same recipe from December, but with blackberries stuffed inside. If you weren’t around when I came out with that recipe, here’s the low-down:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. Pop open crescent roll dough and unroll, leaving crescents in rectangles. On an ungreased baking sheet or Silpat, lay the crescent roll rectangles together, lining them up width wise. The dough should be almost the entire length of a half sheet pan. Press edges together to even out edges and seal any holes. Cut 1/2 inch diagonal strips up each side of the dough.
  3. Carefully spread cream cheese filling down the center of the dough to be about 2-3 inches wide. Top with fresh blackberries.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until filling is set and the crescent dough is golden in color. Cool before removing from the baking sheet. Once danish has cooled, remove to a serving platter.

Blackberry Danish

Glaze

Now top it all off with a simple glaze!

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

Variations

And don’t feel limited to just blackberries! Try any other fruit you’d like! The possibilities are endless! Keep me posted on all the wonderful creations you come up with, cause I know you all will! Here are some of my own variations to this recipe.

Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

Leftover Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

Any leftovers, if any, can be sealed in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 7 days. 

Because this blackberry danish also has cream cheese in it you can’t let it sit out on the counter. Bacteria could grow and make you sick!

Make-Ahead

Thankfully this blackberry cream cheese danish recipe is super easy to make ahead. This is great to save you even more time! Whether you are making this the night ahead for breakfast in the morning or for dessert the next day you can follow these easy steps.

  1. First, follow the directions as normal and stop before baking!
  2. Make some room in your fridge because now you can take your whole baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap.
  3. Keep in your refrigerator for up to two days.
  4. When ready to bake, pull it out of your fridge and let the danish get to room temperature. Then bake as you normally would! Enjoy!
Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

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5 from 54 votes

Easy Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish is an easy mouthwatering dessert to make when blackberries are in season. It's so delicious you'll want to try other fruits too!
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tube Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries

for the icing-

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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla. Set aside.
  • Pop open crescent roll dough and unroll, leaving crescents in rectangles. On an ungreased baking sheet or silpat, lay the crescent roll rectangles together, lining them up width wise. Dough should be almost the entire length of a half sheet pan.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.
  • 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, mix 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 474IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry cheese danish, blackberry cream cheese danish, blackberry danish

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108 Responses
  1. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    I am always skeptical when recipes say they’re easy (since if I *can* mess it up, I will), but this one really is! So excited to try this and to experiment with different fruits and fillings. 🙂

  2. Peggy

    How funny! I made a similar danish but used our vanilla apple rhubarb preserves instead. And here I thought I was being all original as I didn’t have a recipe…. 🙂

  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    This looks really impressive! I had to scroll back up to the top to read that title again. “Easy” you say?

    Actually it DOES sound pretty easy!!!! LOVE that.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lisa

    If y’all ever go up to Spokane, try out the Rusty Moose. It’s a delightful restaurant that’s listed in the AAA book (can’t remember where in town it is). They have the most incredible mozzarella sticks with blackberry jam-type sauce.

  5. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    This is fabulous! I love how you used crescent rolls, right up my alley! I always have crescent rolls stashed in the fridge. Now I know what I’ll be trying this weekend!

  6. From Valerie's Kitchen

    Hi Lauren! I just found you through Twitter and you have a beautiful blog! This looks amazing. I’ll check in often.

  7. Karren

    5 stars
    Hi Lauren, I saw your danish recipe on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try, my husband and I just loved it, what an easy and yummy treat to serve to guests.Thanks for sharing, Karren

  8. Adrienne

    5 stars
    This was delicious and SO easy! My roommates and I loved it. Such a pretty presentation too. The middle was a little harder to eat without a fork, I’m thinking I didn’t wait long enough before cutting or the filling was thicker in the middle of the danish. Either way, it was great!

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  10. Renna

    Oh, my this looks delicious! I’ll make it for breakfast the next time we have overnight company. I don’t dare make it before then, as I know I’d end up eating most all of it! 😉

    Thanks for sharing the recipe-found you via Pinterest!

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  12. Carol

    I just made this danish this morning…I liked it so much I put it on my Blog and linked back here, Thanks Lauren
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    Carol

  13. Rachel

    5 stars
    I made this, with a couple changes…

    I substituted blueberry pie filling instead of fresh fruit, and instead of making icing i had a half a can of cream cheese icing store bought, and mixed in 1/8 tsp of vanilla….and microwaved it for 15 seconds until i could drizzle it on. It was SO GOOD and everyone loved it.

  14. Karin Howell

    I will be making this for Easter morning. It looks solo good and easy. I can’t wait. Will write back and let you know how it goes!!! Now I’m gonna check out some of your other creations!!

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  16. KatieO

    5 stars
    WOW. This was SO EASY and SO DELICIOUS! I made it for a group of people. I actually made two of them and they VANISHED and people were sad that they either didn’t get any or didn’t get seconds! Rave reviews all around and this will be a staple for easy breakfast pastry recipes!

  17. Jen

    Thanks for this recipe – I’m making it on Saturday morning for my girls getaway weekend. I’ve been looking forward to it for a month (the trip, AND the breakfast)! Happy weekend!

  18. Beth F

    I’ve always made my Cream Cheese Danish with crushed pineapple {drained} and it’s simply divine! I love blackberries, so will definitely be giving this way a try, too!!

    Beth
    ;^)

  19. Susan Ginn

    5 stars
    Hi There
    My family loved this danish!!! My son is giving a large section to his favorite band director this morning. I used Blackberry pie filling for the danish– wanted to save my perfect blackberries for a cobbler or some your little pies!:)