Cream Cheese Danish with strawberry jam on plate.

Easy Cream Cheese and Jam Danish

Soft and fluffy pastry with creamy vanilla filling and sweet strawberry jam topping. Perfect breakfast or brunch treat! The serving is 2 rolls per person.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese danish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 309 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls 8 count
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 teaspoons strawberry jam
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk cream cheese (it has to be very soft), sugar and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. Open the can with dough and separate the crescents. Roll each crescent dough into a 10" rope. Gently twist the ends of dough into opposite directions. This is not necessary but makes the finished pastry prettier.
  5. Roll the dough rope into a loose spiral shaped bun and place on prepared baking sheet. Gently press down the center of each danish to make space for the cream cheese filling.
  6. Place half of a tablespoon of cream cheese mixture in the center of each pastry. Top with one teaspoon of jam.
  7. Bake pastries for 12 to 14 minutes OR until the dough is golden brown and the cheesecake part appears set.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes on the sheet. Then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

You can use any jam you like in this recipe. 

You can add lemon zest into cream cheese filling for more flavor. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Cream Cheese and Jam Danish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 490mg21%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.