Nutella Cheese Danish Ring

cheese danish is a simple but special breakfast or dessert, especially for the holidays.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese danish, crescent roll desserts, holiday brunch recipe, nutella desserts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 211kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


For the danish:

  • 2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened (can use light)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Unroll the crescent dough and separate into triangles, setting aside four of the triangles for the top.
  • On a round baking stone, arrange twelve of the triangles in a circle with the wide ends towards the outside and the points towards the center, leaving an open circle in the center.
  • Using your fingers or a small roller, press the seams together and flatten to a 14 inch circle with a hole in the center.
  • In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg, and vanilla. Blend with a hand mixer on low speed until smooth.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Dollop with the Nutella and swirl with the tip of a butter knife.
  • Cut each of the remaining four triangles into thirds, starting at the wide end and cutting towards the point. Arrange evenly around the dough in a pattern. Press down at the edges.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool.
  • For the glaze, mix the powdered sugar and milk until smooth, then drizzle over the danish.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 83mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 0.9mg