Braided Raspberry Cheese Danish

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Easy Braided Raspberry Cheese Danish-use your favorite fruit and surprise your family with this easy to make Braided danish!

Easy Braided Raspberry Cheese Danish-use your favorite fruit and surprise your family with this easy to make Braided danish!

Valentine’s Day is almost here. I’m seeing pink and read treats everywhere I look. I always like to make things that I’d make year round and not just for one holiday. After all, I don’t want to have to wait an entire year to have it again. especially when it’s good.


I love things that look amazing but are really easy to make. And of course taste fabulous. I’ve always got sweets in the house so my kids have turned into food critics. If it’s not amazing, they will take a taste and keep on moving. They know there will be something else coming soon. The downfall of having a mom be a food blogger. A mom that is always making sweets.


Now before I give you the full details on this Cheese Danish, I want to give you a few other easy ideas for Valentines.

You don’t have to always make something from scratch to make it special. My daughter and her boyfriend loved gobbling up these Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls. And so easy! After these rolls, they didn’t mind my hanging out in the kitchen while they watched a movie in the living room. (Chaperones that bake up treats aren’t as annoying as ones that just sit there in the room with you. )

Heart Cinnamon Rolls from Pillsbury

Serve it on a cake platter with some fresh fruit. It’s amazing what using a few “fancy” dishes does to the ordinary into something special.

And these Valentines Cookie Pops! I thought for sure, my older two would just pass these by. Being in high school and all. I thought the youngest would love them. No way! When the kids came home, they all zeroed right in.

Lollypop cookies

Add a treat bag and some ribbon, perfect for a class party or just to make your kids feel loved. Trust me, even a 16 year old boy will love these cookies on a stick!


As for this Cheese Danish, It’s just too easy to make.  Any time you have the craving, or want to wow your family. Or let them know you think they’re amazing, make this cheese danish.

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Braided Raspberry Cheese Danish

Braided Raspberry Cheese Danish


  • 1 can Pillsbury Seamless Crescent Dough
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2-3/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • for the icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (lemon would also be amazing)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of milk


  1. Cream together cream cheese, vanilla and sugar until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Unroll Crescent dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, starting on one long side of your dough, cut slits about 3/4 inch apart, cutting 1/3 of the way into the dough. Repeat on opposite side. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly down the center of your dough. Place raspberries evenly down the center of the dough, staggering from side to center to side of the cream cheese strip.
  3. Starting at one end, fold over cut strips to create your braid. alternating sides with each fold.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until top is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Prepare your icing, mix together sugar, vanilla and milk till smooth. If your icing is still thick, add a bit more milk. Drizzle over cooled danish.



Using the Pillsbury Seamless Crescent dough makes this tasty treat come together in just minutes. If you can’t find the crescent dough in your store ( I can only get it on base right now but I’m hoping my local Kroger and Publix will start carrying it soon!) use regular crescent roll dough. Just unroll the dough, pinch the seams together then proceed as the recipe states.

Want more easy recipes to wow your family?

Easy Apple Crostata-great taste of an apple pie without all the fuss

Easy Apple Crostata


Easy Gourmet Donuts

Sticky Bun Monkey Bread, a step up from plain Monkey Bread, Just look at all that caramel, yum!

Sticky Bun Monkey Bread

Apple Pie Bites

Apple Pie Bites


Spinach Dip Bites

Cream Cheese Bacon Bites

Cream Cheese Bacon Bites

Bisquick Nutty Toffee Bars-so good you won't care that they start from a mix

Nutty Toffee Bars

 I was compensated by Pillsbury for this post but as always, all opinions are my own. 

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Looks wonderful Joan! Can’t wait to try your recipe! The whole page is making me hungry and I just had supper! Nettie

  2. I love the idea of this but I’m not that fond of raspberrys.
    Do you think strawberries would work, or maybe a butter, sugar & cinnamon filling?

  3. Oooh, I love a good danish!!! Looks delicious Joan!

  4. I love danishes! I didn’t know they were so easy peasy to make! And thanks for some other great Vday ideas….I’m drooling!

  5. This raspberry Danish looks wonderful! I am putting in my plans for Valentine’s Day. My sweet husband loves raspberries, and I love cream cheese, so it’s meant to be! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Stopping by from Wed Whatsits. I must give this yummyness a try!

  7. I love the ease of using that Pillsbury dough! Thanks for sharing this with us at our Marvelous Monday Party! Pinning!

  8. Wow, this looks so easy but at the same time so simple! I can’t wait to try this at home! The rest of your recipies ook awesome too, so you got yourself a new follower on BlogLovin’ ^.^

  9. This looks absolutely delicious, I wouldn’t change a thing. Thank You for posting it. I appreciate your hard work for us.

  10. I just made the danish last night but I used strawberry preserves and it was finger licking delicious!! I made the icing but I added lemon, vanilla and raspberry flavoring….OMG!! The icing came alive!! This was so quick to make. Next time I think I will overlap the crescent dough so it gives it a thicker bottom to hold all the filling and make a bigger dessert. Thanks for the recipe….

  11. Heatherzilla says:

    I made your recipe for a potluck at work today and it was an ABSOLUTE HIT! There was not seamless crescent dough at my Publix, so I just pinched the regular ones back together, as suggested. Thank you so much. It was not only ridiculously easy but DELICIOUS! I promise to never eat a store bought raspberry cream cheese danish every again! 🙂

  12. its not “from scratch” if you use factory processed dough. I keep seeing this crappy shortcut by food bloggers everywhere, then calling it “from scratch”. It’s an embarrassment, when you teach people to buy thiis crap in the store, when a proper pastry dough is so damn easy to make.

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