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Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish

This Raspberry Cheese Danish Braid is so easy to make and it starts with a can of crescent dough. The danish is filled with cream cheese and fresh raspberries and then topped with a sweet glaze. Change up the fruit with your any of your favorites or a combination.
Author: Lisa Kerhin

Ingredients

  • 1 tube Pillsbury crescent dough sheet or a tube of the crescent rolls
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries you can nearly any fruit you want like blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk you want it thin enough to drizzle but thick enough to be noticed
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spay a large sheet pan with non-stick spray or use a slipat mat, parchment paper works, too.
  • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla. Set aside.
  • Open crescent roll dough sheet and unroll. (If using the crescent rolls: leave 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 strips up each side of the dough and going about 1/3 of the way into the dough.
  • Carefully spread cream cheese filling down the center of the dough to be about 2-3 inches wide.
  • Top with fresh raspberries.
  • Fold the 1/2-inch dough strips up over filling alternating sides to form a braided pattern.
  • If you have excess dough at the end of the danish, fold them in as best as you can into the dough.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until filling is set and crescent dough is golden in color.
  • Let cool on pan about 15 minutes.
  • Once danish has cooled, remove to serving platter.

Making the glaze:

  • In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk to create icing.
  • Add more milk, a little at a time to get the desired consistency, if necessary.
  • Drizzle icing over danish.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.
  • It tastes great warm or chilled.