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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

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE:  5 smartpoints per danish 

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

  • Reduced fat cream cheese- at room temperature. 
  • Zero point white granulated sugar sweetener– I use Lakanto Monkfruit Classic Sweetener. 
  • Lemon juice-for taste.
  • Lemon zest-for taste.
  • Pure vanilla extract-for taste.
  • Sugar free preserves such as-raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, peach, or apricot preserves or you can substitute the jam/preserves for 1/4 cup berries mixed 1 tbsp zero point white granulated sugar sweetener.
  • Reduced fat crescent roll package- I like to use the Pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls. 
  • Egg yolk- you’ll only use 1/2 the yolk mixed with water for the egg was. The egg wash will give the danishes a golden brown edges.

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. 

 

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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:

  • 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:

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

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE:  5 smartpoints per danish 

Author Notes:

  • The overall point value is the same regardless of the icing drizzle you use. 
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!

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

    GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE:  5 smartpoints per danish 

Notes

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

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