berry danish minis

so i think i’ve created a new recipe! …at least as far as i know. with so many talented people out there, and outlets to share those talent,s it’s becoming harder to create something that is truly original.  this recipe came about from a mash up of two other recipes i’ve used in the past. the result is a really simple and delicious breakfast pastry, dessert or coffee-sipping-snack. i call them berry danish minis.

berry danish minis

aren’t they cute? for what they lack in size they make up for in flavor! do you immediately want to make some of your own? good, let’s get started.

here’s what you’ll need….

1 package pillsbury crescent rolls (or one of those new fancy crescent sheet things)

4 oz softened cream cheese

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 tbs sugar 

1/2 cup jam OR 1/2 cup fresh berries (mashed and mixed with 1 tbs sugar)

[for this recipe i used 1/4 cup cherry jam and 1/4 cup blueberrie/blackberries. i wanted to try both]

step one: preheat oven to 350. open your crescent rolls and split at the seam into two sections. unroll unto a lightly floured surface.

berry danish minis - step 1

step two: seal the seams with your fingers. roll out dough until about 1/4 inch thick.

step three: combined softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. spread evenly onto both pieces of dough.



step four: spread jam OR mashed berry/sugar mixture on top of cream cheese.

berry danish minis - step 2

step five: roll up dough lengthwise.

berry danish minis - step 3

step six: sliced rolled dough into eight even sections.

step seven: place cut sections into a lightly greased mini muffin tin.

berry danish minis - step 4

step eight: bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on top. then, allow to cool in pan for about five minutes.

berry danish minis - baked

step nine: remove from pan and lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar.

berry danish minis - powdered sugar

step ten: devour

berry danish minis - 2

talk about yumminess! and super easy, right? told ya!

berry danish minis - step 3

so what do you think? will you be giving my berry danish minis a try? i sure hope!

  1. I make something very similar but add milk chocolate chips and nuts. Drizzle the tops with white powdered sugar drizzle and chocolate drizzle.

  2. This recipe looks awesome!!! I am writing this down right now, and hope to make them soon!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. These look incredible! Can’t wait to make them for the next get-together or church potluck/breakfast! Thanks for the recipe!!!!!

  4. Question for you! I just made these and they just seem too gooey in the middle and don’t look as nice and neat as yours. They are browned on the outside. Do you think I just didn’t cook them long enough? Or perhaps used too much filling? I used a store brand crescent dough that probably isn’t the best. I’m just wondering how to get the inside dough cooked enough without overcooking the outside. Thanks for any tips!

  5. What a great idea. I will be experimenting with these. you mentioned a sheet pastry dough. Did you mean puff pastry? I just found your blog and look forward to spending some time here. I am also addicted to Pinterest.

  6. Oh my gosh – I follow you on Pintrest and discovered your blog and am completely enamored! I’m so trying these danishes soon!!

  7. Made these this morning after seeing on Pinterest. I microwaved 1/2c strawberries, 1/4c crandberries and 1/4c blueberries (what was in the freezer ;)) w/1T sugar and then blended. AWESOME! Thanks so much!

  8. These were so easy to make and tasted amazing! I didnt have any mini muffin tins so instead I put each danish in a standard sized paper baking cup and placed them on a baking sheet. The danishes fell over slightly and ended up looking really pretty. I used two different kinds of jam: a berry mixture and apricot-pineapple. Sooo good and no pan to scrub. Yay!

  9. Oh Michael, I’m so glad I didn’t give up sweets for Lent! I’m doing a test run of these little beauties tonight and then making a batch for my children’s school’s teacher lounge. I’m sure they’re going to be delish! I can’t wait to poke around your blog some more!

  10. Hi can you tell me if the crescent roll dough would be the same as ready made puff pastry, as I live in the UK and we don’t have the crescent roll stuff? Thanks, Susan

  11. These are delicious! And the Nutella rolls are maybe even better.

    Both recipes worked well with Grands layers biscuits.

    Forgot to sift my powdered sugar, so there were lumps, but otherwise, just right!


  12. I made these this morning with a few adjustments: I used Splenda in place of sugar, low fat cream cheese, and no sugar added cherry pie filling. Even my 12 year old son loved them!

  13. Making a ‘mini’ variety for your baked goods is a good idea so that they can be served as appetizers or small treats for a get-together with family and friends. There is plenty to go around and people will get enticed to have one or two because of the aroma and appeal that your berry danish minis have.

  14. Just made these for our Teacher’s back to school day brunch! They are delicious…yes, I had to try one! The teachers are going to love them. Thanks!

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