Recipe Box, Red White & Blueberry Cheese Danish

It’s fun to add red white & blue to your summer menu

Trying to come up with something festive but easy over Memorial Day weekend I turned to one of my best kitchen helpers, Pillsbury

After surfing through recipes on Pinterest I borrowed a little of this and a little of that and created this easy peasy danish ring

Using spreadable cream cheese and a crescent roll dough sheet made quick work of this cheese danish

Many recipes called for beating the cream cheese with sugar in a bowl, but I simply spread the cheese over the dough and sprinkled the sugar evenly over the top of cheese layer

If you want a lot of creamy cheese filling make your cheese layer even thicker

Skip the sugar altogether if you prefer, the fruit itself will provide sweetness

I used red raspberry jam for the next layer, but you can use sliced strawberries or raspberries instead

Blueberries of course~ is there anything better than a baked sweet blueberry?

Carefully roll up

And form dough log into a ring, pinching ends together and cutting slits around the top of dough

Brush it with beaten egg before baking if you want a shiny result

I added red sprinkles for an extra touch of festive

and a simple powdered sugar glaze

Serve for breakfast, brunch, or dessert with a little ice cream

Red White & Blueberry Cheese Danish Ring

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8


Danish Ring

  • 1 can crescent roll sheet or rolls
  • 4 oz. cream cheese spread or softened cream cheese
  • 2 T white sugar optional
  • 1/2 cup raspberry or strawberry jam {or 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced or raspberries}
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups blueberries washed and cleaned
  • sprinkles optional

Sugar Glaze

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 T milk


Danish Ring

  • Unroll dough sheet onto parchment paper, and pinch perforations to seal dough if using crescent roll dough.
  • Spread cream cheese evenly over dough to desired thickness.
  • Sprinkle sugar over cream cheese.
  • Top with a layer of jam or red berries.  Add blueberries.
  • From long edge of dough, carefully roll into a log, as tightly as possible, pushing berries in as you go.
  • Form dough log into ring and pinch edges together tightly.
  • Cut slits about 1 inch apart around the top of ring.  Brush with beaten egg for a glossy finish if  desired.
  • Transfer parchment to a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until dough has cooked through and turned golden.
  • Garnish with sprinkles and drizzle/pour sugar glaze over baked ring.

Sugar Glaze

  • Add milk to sugar 1 T at a time, combining well until smooth, adding more milk to reach desired glaze consistency
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This Red White & Blueberry Crostada is super easy too and makes a lovely presentation

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22 Responses to “Recipe Box, Red White & Blueberry Cheese Danish”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    This looks so easy Jenna and so delicious! Love the patriotic colors of this. I will make this for July Fourth brunch for house guests. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  2. Jodi says:

    Great idea! Reminds me of my days as a pampered chef !!👍🇺🇸

  3. Now that would taste so good with my coffee right now. Pillsbury is a good friend! Happy Sunday!

  4. Yum, making me hungry! Would be lovely with some hot coffee on the veranda this morning.

  5. Always enjoy your delicious shortcuts Jenna! Yum.

    Johanne Lamarche


  6. Looks festive and delicious. I like easy and quick recipes.

  7. chrisscheuer415 says:

    I love all your patriotic ideas Jenna. You’ve got me raring to celebrate our great country!

  8. Julie says:

    Your patriotic danish looks so good. What a great idea for the summer!

  9. Rosie M. says:

    Love, love, love this idea! I will be definitely make this patriotic danish! Thanks, Jenna! Rosie

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    Yum! Looks easy, colorful and tasty!! ❤💙❤ Sometimes I top freezer waffles with blueberries and raspberries and a dallop of whipped cream to make it extra special. 😍

  11. Mary says:

    I’m all about celebrating the Red, White & Blueberry Jenna! love your patriotic Danish ring!

  12. This looks delish! You always make everything look so festive! Love the sand dollar flag on wood, very clever!

  13. Kim says:

    I happen to have everything I need to make this. Woo-hoo! My HH will be so happy to get something baked and delicious for breakfast. Thank you, Jenna! 🙂

  14. JESS44903 says:

    This looks pretty and sounds delicious! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining the 100th Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  15. Sandra Garth says:

    You are on the ball girl!

  16. Kitty says:

    I like your version, Jenna! Anything with cream cheese and crescent rolls makes for yumminess.

    • I probably got the idea from you Kitty, it’s very similar to your raspberry danish. I agree, you can’t ever go wrong with crescent rolls and cream cheese! >

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