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This super easy apple cream cheese danish recipe using crescent rolls and canned fried apples is perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert.



Do you need a great treat for breakfast or brunch?  This apple cream cheese danish recipe is easy to make.  I just layered a can of crescent roll dough on the bottom of a 9 x 13 dish.  I added a mixture of cream cheese and sugar.  Next, I layered a can of Apple Pie Filling.  Last, I added another layer of crescent rolls topped with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar.  This apple cream cheese danish recipe is not only easy to make but as delicious as a piece of apple pie for breakfast.

I love the smell of apples baking with all the spices penetrating throughout the house.  It makes the house smell so amazing. That is what you smell when you bake this apple cream cheese danish recipe.  Your family will be coming to the kitchen without being told too.  They will want to see what is cooking in the oven.

I adapted this recipe from The 12 Days of Christmas Cookbook.   It is called Cheese Danish in this cookbook.  It is made with a cream cheese layer without the apples.  I added the apple to my recipes.

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Crescent Apple Cream Cheese Dish

Prep Time5 hrs 28 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Diane @Recipesforourdailybread


  • 2 - 8- ounce cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 2 - 8- ounce packs cream cheese softened
  • 1 - 20 ounce can Fried Apples
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Unroll one can of crescent rolls and pat together on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Cream together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spread over the dough.
  • Layer the can of apples over the cream cheese layer.
  • Top the apples with the second can of crescent rolls, pat the seams together.
  • Melt the butter and drizzle over the top of everything.
  • Mix the brown sugar and the cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle over the butter.
  • Bake 350 degrees 40 to 45 minutes.

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    • Ginger,

      Thank you for letting me know you made my Cinnamon Apple Cream Cheese Danish. You made my day. I hope you enjoy it. It is almost too easy to let everyone know the recipe.
      Diane Roark

    • Karen,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread and leaving me a comment. I love this Apple Cream Cheese Danish. I have made it using different types of canned filling but I have never left out the cream cheese mixture.
      I would recommend if you just want to use apples, I would highly recommend my apple turnovers. It is simply apple filling and puff pastry.

      Many Blessings,

    • Amanda,

      This apple cream cheese danish is really delicious and super easy to make. Thanks so much for stopping by. I truly love Merry Monday Link Party and will visit often.
      Diane Roark

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    I had no idea a danish recipe was this easy! Thanks for sharing

  2. This looks phenomenal! But I have a question. Where do I find fried applies. I have cans of apple pie filling but I have never seen canned fried apples.

    • Cynthia,

      I found them at Walmart, but I am pretty sure Apple Pie Filling is very close to the same thing. I have a post for fried apples, but I decided not to use it in this recipe. I am always in a hurry in the morning to make breakfast. Everyone is standing around in the kitchen waiting on me. I may try the homemade fried apples when I make breakfast for dinner.
      Thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I hope you will following my blog.

      Diane Roark

  3. I love that this one uses crescent rolls and seriously looks so easy to make. Want to try to make this for dessert for this weekend and totally indeed to now. Thanks so much, Diane and have a wonderful Friday now 🙂

    • Janine,

      This Apple Cream Cheese Danish is really easy to make and could easily be made for dessert. It is really like eating apple pie for breakfast. I have been know to eat dessert for breakfast many times.
      I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
      Diane Roark

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