apple cheese danish

by Kristina Sloggett

in baking, Dessert, recipes, Vegan

In my Superbowl Series, one of the sweets will be this easy to prepare dessert that tastes fabulous ANDthat dough IS vegan!

apple cheese danish

filling #1:

1/2 cup Tofutti creme cheese

filling #2:

3-4 apples, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup earth balance
2 tablespoons lucuma powder
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon


1 tube Pillsbury® Crescent Rolls

Melt earth balance in sauté pan. Add lucuma powder, brown sugar and cinnamon, stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture starts to thicken. Add apple slices, cook on medium-low heat for several minutes, until apples begin to soften.

Place individual crescents in a line with points facing out. Fill middle with creme cheese, then top with apple mixture.
Fold points over and seal.

Bake @ 375 for 17-20 minutes or until fully cooked.


My favorite childhood treat was a pastry – especially a cheese danish.

What is your favorite sweet?

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) February 3, 2011 at 5:37 am

Oh wow. I used to work at a bakery once upon a time, and cheese danishes were my absolute favorite treat there.


2 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm

so so good, right??


3 Liz February 3, 2011 at 6:30 am

Oh, I’m wishing this were my breakfast today! I loooved apple danish when I was a youngster. Although, I think I’d have to leave the cream cheese out. I can’t get into cheese danish!


4 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm

apples alone would be great too… and with a glaze on top… Mmm…


5 christina February 3, 2011 at 7:00 am

i would probably devour this whole thing in less than 5 minutes.


6 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm

me too… I won’t make this without others around. 😉


7 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit February 3, 2011 at 7:20 am

Oh wow. The first picture totally captivated me. What a marvelous idea… and vegan to boot! I think I would find it hard to stop eating this one, as Christina has said. Cream cheese + apples… mmm!


8 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm

yep – don’t make this without other people to share it with. it will be gone either way!! :)


9 Camille February 3, 2011 at 8:02 am

Hooooly cow, girl! I don’t think I can make this because I know I would eat the entire thing :)


10 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:49 pm

yes… I don’t think I could ever make this without other people around… because I WOULD eat it all. serious.


11 Christin@purplebirdblog February 3, 2011 at 8:08 am

I have never seen a danish that looked this enticing… get in mah belleh!!


12 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:48 pm

nom Nom NOM !!


13 Dorry February 3, 2011 at 8:32 am

THIS. This is another reason I love you. My all-time favorite treat as a kid was a cream cheese Danish OR an apple Danish, and you’ve combined them. (I wouldn’t touch cherry-filled anything as a kid.) Random. And awesome. <3


14 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:48 pm

aw! I love this! I was channeling my bloggie bff’s childhood… <3


15 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete February 3, 2011 at 9:43 am

These look so good — and the recipe looks so easy too!

When I was a kid I loved those apple pie/chocolate pie things (so gross now to think about them) — now I love a good cookie with lots of chocolate chips and nuts.


16 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm

thanks, Holly – and YES – it’s very easy! I totally remember those pies… I used to love the lemon one. ew! :)


17 Jennifer (She's a Fit Chick) February 3, 2011 at 9:53 am

Ok it is official. You need to come move in with me and be my personal chef! :)


18 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm

ha! okey dokey!


19 Erin February 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I did enjoy the occasional cheese danish. However, my fave childhood treat was easily ice cream from Baskin Robbins.


20 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Mmm, Baskin Robbins… what was your favorite flavor?? I loved that peppermint one that was PINK…


21 Lisa February 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I used to love cheese danishes from mcdonalds…and you couldn’t pay me to eat that now! Gross!
My fave now is probably a whole grain cookie—my oh my, how things change :)


22 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

wow… those must have been a regional thing? all I remember were those apple pie things. which were also gross… :)


23 Aimee February 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Another mouth watering recipe! I love apple turnovers, and am planning to make some tonight (the cheating way though), so this speaks to my mouth!! As for favorite sweet? There are many, but I am not a fan of candy. I am a cookie/cake person for sure.


24 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:43 pm

thank you! yes, I love turnovers too… and totally not cheating! :) just… getting to finish and EAT them faster!! :)


25 S @ February 3, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I’ve never made a danish—vegan dough or not. Why? How could I have wasted so much of my life? 😉 SERIOUSLY reminding me how much I miss baking. Thanks, K!


26 spabettie February 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm

hee! glad I could help… one of these days I want to tackle making my own puff pastry… just to say I did… 😀


27 Dinner at Christina's February 4, 2011 at 11:04 am

This is such a great twist on the frankenfood Entemann’s treats! Good to know that the crescent rolls are vegan!


28 Hannah February 28, 2012 at 10:06 am



29 jacki November 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

thanks for a spectacular idea! I’m making this but using the organic cherry pie filling I canned over the summer. And, I’m taking it to a party so I won’t eat it all! ha ha!


30 spabettie November 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

hi Jacki – good idea, whenever I make these I make sure to have people around to share it… or I could easily eat it all in a day! enjoy!


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