Danish Delights - Any Fruit, Pie Filling or Almond

READY IN: 27mins
YIELD: 8 Each


  • 4
    ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 14
    cup cottage cheese (optional)
  • 14
    cup sugar (More if you have a real sweet tooth or 1/4 cup Splenda)
  • 1
    small egg (if large, beat and just add half or double the recipe)
  • 12
    teaspoon lemon peel, grated
  • 1
    teaspoon lemon juice
  • 12
    cup dried fruit (go juicy and try fresh or use pie filling or jam) or 1/2 cup almond paste (go juicy and try fresh or use pie filling or jam)
  • 1
    batch crescent roll (Crescent Rolls without the kosher salt and caraway or roll Pillsbury seamless)
  • 12
    tablespoon milk
  • 12
    tablespoon butter, soft
  • nuts (to garnish)


  • Beat cream cheese, cottage cheese (if using) and sugar until smooth in a mixer. Add egg, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat until well blended.
  • If using dried fruit, fold it into the cream cheese mixture. If using fresh fruit, jam or pie filling, hold it aside.
  • If using Pillsbury rolls, open crescent rolls. Do not unroll, just slice into 8 pieces. If you made your own, shape into 8 rounds.
  • Place on silpat. Press in the center to make a depression for the cream cheese and fruit/filling or jam.
  • Place 1/8th of the mixture in the center of each. If using fresh fruit, pie filling or jam, spoon some on top of that in the center of each.
  • If using nuts, sprinkle on top now.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove fro oven and place on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes.
  • Mix butter and confectioners' sugar. Then add milk and mix to make icing.
  • Drizzle over each danish.