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Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danishes

These Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danishes are made easy-using Crescent rolls, reduced fat cream cheese, sugar free fruit preserves, and then drizzled with icing!! These make for an easy and delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Servings: Makes 8 danishes

What ingredients do I need to make these Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danishes?

What do I use for the Icing Drizzle?

You can choose to use either 1 Tbsp Pillsbury sugar free vanilla frosting, melted or you can make your own using 2 Tbsp regular powdered sugar or zero point powdered sugar sweetener with 1 tsp milk

WHAT SWEETENER DO I USE?

I use LAKANTO CLASSIC MONKFUIT SWEETENER and LAKANTO GOLDEN MONKFRUIT SWEETENER in my baking recipes.

The Classic is a zero point white granulated sugar substitute. The Golden is a zero point brown sugar substitute.  Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener is a zero glycemic, zero calorie and all natural sugar substitute. It is by far the best tasting sugar alternative and has zero aftertaste or gritty texture like some of the sugar alternatives have.

Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar-so if you were to use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the measurement that would be equal to real sugar. If you use a different sugar alternative you’ll want to check the point value on the brand you use. They can vary in points. 

TASTES just like sugar | Zero net carbs, Zero calorie, Zero glycemic Sweetener

1:1 SUGAR REPLACEMENT | Lakanto has a perfect mix of monkfruit and erythritol to match the sweetness of sugar and maintain your baking and cooking needs

It’s WW FRIENDLY,  Keto, Diabetic, Candida, Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb, Low Sugar, NON-GMO, and All Natural

Where can I purchase this Lakanto Monkfruit?

You can find this sweetener online using the link below. Save 15% on your order with promo: POUND15

How do I make these Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danishes?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl combine, room temperature reduced fat cream cheese, sweetener, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract and using a hand mixer, beat until creamy.

Open crescent roll package.

Keep the crescent rolls in the tube shaped. Using a sharp knife, slice the dough into even 8 slices.

Place each slice between your hands and press down making a 2-inch circle.

Place dough circles on prepared baking sheet down-about 2 inches apart.

Using your thumb or back of a small spoon, make an indentation in center of each danish.

Spread a 1 Tbsp of the cream cheese mixture inside the indentation of each danish.

Add 1 tsp sugar free preserves on top of the cream cheese mixture. 

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water. 

Brush the edges of the danishes with the egg wash.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, melt the sugar free frosting or mix the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl and stir until smooth. 

Remove the danishes from the oven and allow them to cool for 5 minutes.

Dip a fork into icing and swizzle on top of each danish.

Makes 8 danishes

Store leftovers in airtight container with a lid and store in the fridge for up to a week.

 

Ingredients:

Icing drizzle:

or

  • 2 Tbsp regular powdered sugar or zero point powdered sugar sweetener 
  • 1 tsp milk

Directions: 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine, light cream cheese, sweetener, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract and using a hand mixer, beat until creamy.
  • Open crescent roll package. Keep the crescent rolls in the tube shaped. Using a sharp knife, slice the dough into even 8 slices.
  • Place each slice between your hands and press down making a 2-inch circle. Place dough circles on prepared baking sheet down.
  • Using your thumb or back of a small spoon, make an indentation in center of each danish.
  • Spread a 1 Tbsp of the cream cheese mixture inside the indentation of each danish. Add 1 tsp sugar free preserves on top of the cream cheese mixture. 
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water. 
  • Brush the edges of the danishes with the egg wash.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, melt the sugar free frosting or mix the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl and stir until smooth. 
  • Remove the danishes from the oven and allow them to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Dip a fork into icing and swizzle on top of each danish.

Servings: Makes 8 danishes

5 PersonalPoints* for 1 danish

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 8

Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danishes

Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danishes

These Easy Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danishes are made easy-using Crescent rolls, reduced fat cream cheese, sugar free fruit preserves, and then topped with icing drizzle!! These make for an easy and delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 8 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature. 
  • 2 Tbsp zero point white granulated sugar sweetener
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, about 1/2 lemon 
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, about 1 lemon 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 8 tsp sugar free preserves or 1/4 cup berries mixed 1 tbsp zero point white granulated sugar sweetener 
  • 1 ( 8 oz.) reduced fat crescent roll package- I use Pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls 
  • 1/2 egg yolk+ 1 tsp water, for egg wash

Icing drizzle:

  • 1 Tbsp Pillsbury sugar free vanilla frosting, melted or 2 Tbsp regular powdered sugar or zero point powdered sugar sweetener and 1 tsp milk

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a large mixing bowl combine, light cream cheese, sweetener, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract and using a hand mixer, beat until creamy.
    2. Open crescent roll package. Keep the crescent rolls in the tube shaped. Using a sharp knife, slice the dough into even 8 slices.
    3. Place each slice between your hands and press down making a 2-inch circle. Place dough circles on prepared baking sheet down.
    4. Using your thumb or back of a small spoon, make an indentation in center of each danish.
    5. Spread a 1 Tbsp of the cream cheese mixture inside the indentation of each danish. Add 1 tsp sugar free preserves on top of the cream cheese mixture. 
    6. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water. 
    7. Using a pastry brush; brush the edges of the danishes with the egg wash.
    8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
    9. Meanwhile, melt the sugar free frosting or mix the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl and stir until smooth. 
    10. Remove the danishes from the oven and allow them to cool for 5 minutes.
    11. Dip a fork into icing and swizzle on top of each danish.


    Servings: Makes 8 danishes

    5 PersonalPoints* for 1 danish

Notes

    • Store leftovers in airtight container with a lid and store in the fridge for up to a week.
    • Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE:  5 smartpoints per danish 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 16gNet Carbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list. To accurately calculate the Personal Point value on a recipe you will need to enter the ingredients in the WW app recipe builder by going to the top bar in your WW App and selecting “My Foods” then when you are in my foods select “Recipes” then click “Create” in top corner, this is where you will build the recipe, give it a name, select how many servings it makes and then add all ingredients.

Christa

Sunday 31st of October 2021

Hi! Just made these and they were amazing! I went and made the recipe into my WW app and it says that it is 6 points per danish.

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