Take-out Tuesday, Candy Corn Lemon Danish

Candy corn is one of those things that you either love love or hate hate…

I love to use candy corn for decorating, but not for eating…

So these creamy lemon danish may look like candy corn…

But they are sweet and lemony

This is a lemon version of Jammin Cream Cheese Danish

Easy Peasy to make with Crescent Roll Dough, cream cheese, lemon curd and sugar

Take the dough out of the can and don’t unroll it,

Just slice it into 8-10 slices

Using your fingers form a pocket in the center,

and fill with cream cheese that has been mixed with sugar

Top that with lemon curd

Bake until golden, about 12-15 minutes

While danish is hot, sprinkle with candy corn colored nonpareils

Top with orange glaze and a candy corn

A simple fun and delicious Halloween treat!

Make this for any occasion,

simply top with lemon zest and/or any colored sprinkles you want

Candy Corn Lemon Danish

These easy and delicious danish pastries can be decorated with any color sprinkles to match the season, holiday or theme
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Icing and Decorating 10 minutes
Course Bread, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 10



  • 1 tube crescent roll dough or 1 crescent dough sheet
  • 4 oz. lemon curd
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened {I like to use the whipped style cream cheese}
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar


  • 1-3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • red and yellow food coloring {or orange if you have it}
  • candy corn and candy corn colored nonpareils for decorating optional



  • Remove dough from can but do not unroll. Cut into 8-10 slices and place slices on a parchment paper lined pan.
  • Using your fingers make an indentation in the center of the dough slices.
  • Mix cream cheese with sugar and divide evenly among the slices, spreading in the center pocket with the back of a spoon.
  • Top with lemon curd. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until dough is cooked through and golden.
  • While danish is hot, carefully sprinkle with nonpareils.
  • After pastry cools drizzle with icing and top with a piece of candy corn. These will stay fresh for 4-5 days or refrigerate for up to a week and reheat in a low oven or microwave.


  • Add enough milk to powdered sugar until you get the consistency you want, thin enough to drizzle, but thick enough not to run off. Add red and yellow food coloring, stirring until you get a nice orange color. Refrigerate any leftover icing to refresh danish if desired.
Keyword candy corn danish, crescent roll pastries, easy pastry, lemon danish, lemon pastries, savory sweet rolls

Psst...candy corn is easy to paint

You can do stripes or dots

See the complete tutorials here and here

Remember, if you are going to paint on glass or ceramics that will be washed, use paint specifically for glass that can be cured for permanence

Crazy for Candy Corn

Happy Candy Corn Season!

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34 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Candy Corn Lemon Danish”
  1. I’m in the love-love candy corn camp:@) Your danish sound great Jenna!

  2. I like candy corn, but I love lemon curd. Jenna, could you send a Danish or two over this morning…they would be perfect with my coffee! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

  3. Lemon curd — best thing ever! And I love the candy corn decorating idea, which I never think of in time (and then it’s a bit passe!) But — and it’s a big but — this came just in time. I’m making my little leaf cupcakes for Cork Poppers and I may use your candy corn idea to embellish a few things!

  4. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Very cute and sounds delish. Pinned!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    This is another of your great ideas for super easy yummy treats. Lemon danish decorated with candy corn colors and lemon curd has my vote! I always sit a little candy dish out with candy corn for the season, reminds me of childhood. Wouldn’t mind one of your treats now, would go great with coffee:) Happy day…….

  6. Nancy says:

    Not a fan of Candy Corn but just like you I use it in decor.

    These treats would be perfect for little ones. And me toooooo!

  7. Michelle says:

    Very interesting! It sounds delicious!

  8. pattyanneart says:

    So pretty and festive! They sound delicious too! 🧡😀

  9. Sheryl says:

    The Candy Corn Lemon Danishes look wonderful – and perfect for a Halloween (or other Fall) event.

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    Looks sweet!! 🎃🧡 I used to love candy corn as a kid but I cannot eat a lot of sugar now. I still enjoy seeing your delightful creations! 😍

  11. Those kandy Korn danish looks delicious. I love lemon curd. So cute with the kandy korn topper. You are always whipping up something yummy in the kitchen. Thanks Jenna for sharing at “Love Your Creativity.”

  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    I love lemon so this has my mouthwatering! I also like candy corn, but in small increments so this is perfect! They are so cute for fall! Pinning and will try for our next church potluck desert! Thanks Jenna!

  13. Chloe Crabtree says:

    So cute, and I am sure they are delicious, too!!

  14. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

  15. Helen Adams says:

    We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,456 this week. We have pinned your post to the Features From Full Plate Thursday Board. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back soon.
    Miz Helen

  16. helenfern says:

    I love lemon pastries. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope the rest of your week is amazing!

  17. Miz Helen says:

    What a really fun Danish, I can’t wait to try your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 559 this week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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