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Apple Crisp Cheese Danish - creamy cheesecake filling topping with a lots of crisp topping all on crescent dough. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Apple Crisp Cheese Danish

This Apple Crisp Cheese Danish recipe is a creamy cheesecake filling with lots of oat and cinnamon topping piled on top of crescent dough. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 servings


Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple filling


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • (optional) caramel for drizzling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 15" pizza pan or stone with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.

  3. Unroll the crescent dough into triangles. Reserve 4 triangles for later. Arrange the triangles on the pizza pan or stone with the points pointing towards the center. Press seams together to form a circle. Using the bottom of the glass, cut a circle in the center and remove circle of dough.

  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the crescent dough leaving a margin on the edges. 

  5. Spoon the apple filling evenly on top of the cream cheese filling. 

  6. Take reserved 4 triangles of crescent dough and cut each into 3 strips lengthwise. Take each strip of dough and twist it and drape it over the the filling connecting it on the center of the ring to the outside of the ring. Please note that this does not have to be exact. I had to use an extra triangle for my crescent circle so I only had 3 triangles to split up. Have fun and use your creativity.

  7. For the crumble: Combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and butter in a bowl. Mix well. I like to use my clean hands to get in there and mush it together until it's the texture of wet sand. Sprinkle topping evenly over the apples.

  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crescent dough is nice and golden.

  9. Cut into slices and serve warm. Place a ramekin of caramel in the center for drizzling on top if desired.

Recipe Notes

Best served the same day.