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Easy Blackberry Cheese Danish

blackberry danish1 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 Cheese Danish.

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!
blackberry danish2 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. Take some crescent rolls and press them together to make a rectangle.
2. Fill said rectangle with cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and blackberries.
3. Cut slits down the side
4. Wrap it all up like a delicious, fat, little baby.
5. Bake that fat little baby!
6. Drizzle with icing.
7. Eat like there’s no tomorrow!

It’s killer and dare I even say better than the original?!

Ok, ok…equally as delicious.

Oh, and super easy too! The step by step photos can be found HERE if you get lost…just pretend that I put blackberries in with the cream cheese!
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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!

Happy Wednesday! :)
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Easy Blackberry Cheese Danish
yield: 8 servings
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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

Directions:
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.
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91 Comments

  1. Impressive looking, but so easy! Love it!

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

      That’s why I love this recipe so much! Very impressive, but totally do-able!

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  2. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

      Thanks, Kathryn!

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  3. You are cranking out some insanely delicious food my dear! I am gaining wait just looking at this! I love it!

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

      Haha! I gain a lot of weight that way!

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  4. This looks amazing! I love danishes AND blackberries AND cream cheese. You must be some kind of genius.

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

      Only if you say so! Lol!

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  5. 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. :)

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  6. 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…. :)

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

      Oh, that’s happened to me plenty of times!

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    • Gerry Tarnowski — January 20th, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

      Peggy, do you have a recipe for your vanilla apple rhubarb preserves?

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  7. Lauren ….this looks so good! I wish I had all the ingredients to make it right now!

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

      Well, go pick ’em up! What are you waiting for! :)

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  8. This is definitely one of my favorite posts of yours! So simple, but elegant and delicious looking. Yum!

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

      Thanks, Katrina! Glad you like it!

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  9. 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!

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

      Yeah, this really is super easy to make! Promise!

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  10. My husband would love that! He used to always gets the nasty ones from McDonalds. Bleh.

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

      Eeww. No offense McDonalds, but mine is totally better then yours!

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  11. Boy, am I glad I’m not nearby to help polish that off! The blackberries, the icing, wow!

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

      Oh, I wish you were! My waistline can’t take much more of this!

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  12. 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.

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    • E — July 26th, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

      Sounds yum!

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  13. I’m totally going to be making this. I saw it on Pinterest this morning and pinned it already!

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    • Lauren — September 9th, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

      Hooray for Pinterest! Are you addicted as much as I am?!

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  14. This looks so delicious and beautiful! I am so making it! Glad I stumbled across your blog! Now following!

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    • Lauren — September 9th, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

      Thanks for following!

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  15. Thinking about making this with blueberries for breakfast tomorrow. It looks awesome.

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    • Lauren — September 9th, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

      Oh my! That sounds divine! You should add a little lemon zest into the cream cheese too! That would be awesome!

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  16. 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!

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    • Lauren — September 9th, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

      I always seem to have crescent rolls bumming around in my fridge too. It’s handy when you find a recipe like this!

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

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    • Lauren — September 9th, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

      Awesome! Glad you found it, Valerie!

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  18. This looks amazing with that filling! I love that you can use the canned crescent rolls, so easy:-)

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    • Lauren — September 9th, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

      Easy is my middle name!

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  19. Now these are so fun Lauren. I would trade you some of my Thai Curry I made earlier for these treats 😉

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  20. 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

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  21. 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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  22. I tried this today and used frozen blackberries and it was to die for!

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  23. Made this tonight. SO yummy!

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  24. I made this Thanksgiving morning with raspberries. HUGE HIT!

    Thanks Lauren (and Pinterest).

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  25. I made this for breakfast!! I used strawberries instead of blackberries… OMgoodness it was wonderful!!! :)

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  26. This is in the oven as I type… Super Excited!!!

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  27. 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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  28. Just wanted to thank you for the recipes! Can’t wait to try some of them out!

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  29. 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.

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  30. 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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  32. OMG – this is so good! Thanks for sharing. Since I had the crescent seamless dough sheet, it made it even much easier.

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  33. 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!

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  34. This is a great, easy recipe! What a quick and delicious breakfast! Thanks :)

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  35. 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!

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  36. Made this today with blueberries. My son loved it! asked me to make another one.

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  37. 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
    ;^)

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  38. 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!:)

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  39. Just made this with some fresh picked blueberries!! It’s cooling right now and I can’t wait to try it!!

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  40. Finally! a super looking recipe, and I have everything to make it in my fridge! Thanks.

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  41. Sounds delicious.

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  42. Made this Christmas morning with strawberries. AMAZING!! Thank you for the recipe!

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  43. Made this, subed canned strawberry pie filling for the berries cuz that ‘ s what L had . So yummy and delicious thanks for the idea.

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  44. SUCH a great recipe and so, so versatile! For me, I omitted berries (although I do have some blueberries in the freezer for next time), and instead of crescents, I rolled out Pillsbury Flaky biscuits, and dolloped the cream cheese mixture on top. Then I baked accordingly, and to my amazement, the cream cheese baked into the middle! I got rave reviews from even my picky eater, definitely a keeper!

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  45. This is delish! I’ve made with blueberries , black berries , raspberries , Even chocolate chips for my grade school brother & sister in-laws. Everyone here loves when I make these!

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