Friday, October 25, 2013

Tina Radcliffe Bakes: Easy Crescent Danish Rolls

Tina Radcliffe Bakes:
Easy Crescent Danish Rolls
(recipe from Pillsbury with modifications)

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cans (8 oz. each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet. The crescent rolls are generally less expensive and you can buy the store brand.
4 teaspoons jam or preserves----I use Bonne Mamam Raspberry ( THE WORLD’S BEST )
Egg white to brush on eggs

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 teaspoons milk

Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
Separate dough into 8 rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. (I flip it over and seal on both sides.

Spread each rectangle with about 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture. Roll up each, starting at longest side; firmly pinch edges and ends to seal. Gently stretch each roll to about 10 inches. 

Using an ungreased large cookie sheet, coil each roll into a spiral with seam on the inside, tucking end under. Make deep indentation in center of each roll; fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves.

Bake 20 minutes. Remove, and then brush dough only with egg white. Bake an addition five minutes until deep golden brown. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients, adding enough milk for desired consistency. Spoon into sandwich zip bag and cut off corner. Drizzle over warm rolls.

Don’t cover until they are cold. No really. Resist the urge.

These are amazing and from start to finish took 35 minutes. I think next time I’m going to try apricot inside and out or maybe cream cheese with Nutella on top. What do you think??

Tina Radcliffe writes inspirational romance for Love Inspired, and sweet, humorous contemporary romance as Tina Russo. Her indie releases, The Rosetti Curse and Love in Bloom, are available on Amazon. Her next Love Inspired release Stranded in Paradise is awaiting a title and release date.


  1. Oh. Wow. My family will kill for these. I'm serious. Don't stand between my boys and anything made with crescent rolls.

    But these look so elegant and so easy! I've got to make a batch or two for our next writer's meeting!

  2. YUMMY!!! These look incredible! And we have Bonne Maman stuff here, too. I love the lemon curd. I'm wondering about a batch with cream cheese and raspberry and a batch with Nutella inside . Hmmmm.

  3. So, two packages make about 14? We have a book club meeting tomorrow and I'm thinking this would be a super delicious and easy recipe to bring!

  4. Crescent rolls have become a bit of a staple around here. Thanks for another idea, these are cute!

  5. And SUSANNA - Tina included the glaze recipe you were asking about!

    1. yes I saw! :-) had no idea it was that simple!

  6. yum! I might could handle making these....:-)

    didn't know another book was the Rosetti one - it was cute!


  7. They are so easy. The picture shows less than they make because I HAD TO SAMPLE THEM!!

  8. Thanks, Piper. Cute is good. Rosetti isn't brain surgery or angst. Just a light fun read. Now go support your local indie and write a review. Thank you!!!

  9. Oh, wait that was Susanna who said that. Pardon moi. I have not had coffee. And she did write a review. THANK YOU, SUSANNA!!!. Forgive me Piper.

  10. Was I clear? One package makes 8. Two packages 16.

  11. They taste best warm from the oven. What do you think about nutella?

  12. These look so fun and delicious! I love crescent rolls. They're like the most versatile grocery item in the world, from pot pies to Danishes like yours and cheese filled coffee cake... we've made great breakfast and shower pastries from these things, so why not play with Nutella??? Hazelnut/chocolate is everyone's BFF, right?

    Love these, Tina!

  13. No need to apologize Tina, it's on my TBR. I look forward to reading again someday....:)

  14. LOL. Love that Piper. Yes, I go through periods when I cannot wait until reading is in the allotted hours in the day.

  15. I never got by over the weekend because I was out of town. But I have been drooling over this recipe since I put up the post! Can't wait to make them. Between this and Jan's recipe, I think I'll need to by several packages of crescent rolls this week. :)