A cinnamon sugar coating and a sweet glaze gives this Churro Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Danish a fun and pretty texture! It's the perfect way to add a pumpkin recipe to your breakfast routine this fall!
I am officially riding the pumpkin train. All I want to do is pumpkin spice all the things, all the time. The only problem I have at the moment with making all these simple pumpkin recipes is that our oldest son isn't home to enjoy them with me.
He and I are really the only ones that love anything pumpkin. Without my chief treat eater to help me out, I'm in a little bit of a predicament. Depending on how you look at it, that is either a good thing or a bad thing...
Good because yay for eating all the pumpkin desserts in the house, or boo because I will be eating all the pumpkin desserts in the house. All you pumpkin lovers out there know the struggle, right?
The other day I was at Target with our daughter picking up a few things, and I saw a tank top that said pumpkin spice everything! I picked it up and then decided not to buy it because you can only really wear it a few months out of the year.
Of course, now that I am in the middle of wanting to bake more Pumpkin S'mores Bars and Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake, I wish I had gotten the shirt.
Guess that means another Target run is in my very near future. Oh, darn. LOL!
Let's talk about this fun breakfast danish that I have for you today. Last year I made this Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cheesecake Danish, so this year I want to pumpkin-ize it!
I kept the topping and the cheesecake portion the same, but I changed out the apple pie filling for pumpkin pie filling!
Best idea of the week for sure because I just made pumpkin pie a legit breakfast item. You are welcome! Wink, wink!!!
This churro cheesecake danish is so easy to put together. Honestly, the hardest part is waiting for it to chill so you can dig in!
Canned crescent rolls make up the top and bottom crust. I like to use sheet dough when I can find it because then you don't have to worry about the seams coming apart. Either one works though. If you can't find the dough, just use the regular crescents and unroll them in the bottom of the pan.
How to make a Churro Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Danish:
- Unroll the crescent rolls in the bottom of a 9x13 pan and press the seams together.
- Beat together the cream cheese pumpkin mixture until it is nice and creamy and pour it on top of the dough.
- Unroll another can of dough right on top of the filling. The last step is to coat the entire top with lots of Cinnamon Sugar! Don't be tempted to skimp on this coating. This is what gives it that awesome churro flavor!
- Bake and cool completely before diving in.
And of course, I like to finish any danish off with glaze because it just makes it look prettier and fancier. Feel free to leave it off if you are opposed to glaze. But really, who would do such a thing?
More easy pumpkin recipes:
- Easy Pumpkin Crunch Cobbler
- Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish
- Homemade Pumpkin Butter
- Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
- Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Roll Cups
- Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Cake
*The post for Churro Pumpkin Pie Danish was first published August 28, 2017. The post and pictures were updated and republished November 6, 2020.
These look delicious! I have a question, when making traditional churro cheesecake, you add two 8oz packages of cream cheese, and in this recipe there’s only one package of cream cheese + 1 cup of pumpkin obviously. Does the pumpkin substitute for the 2nd cream cheese? What would happen if I kept 2 packages of cream cheese and added a little pumpkin to it?
This recipe is for a danish, so the filling isn't the same as for a cheesecake. The cream cheese and pumpkin mixture give it a texture of pie and cheesecake all in one. I hope that makes sense. Two boxes of cream cheese will definitely give it a more cheesecake texture and taste if you make it that way.
Your bars always make my jaw drop! So many delicious parts to these danish! I love both churros and cheesecake. Let the pumpkin games begin!
Awe thank you so much! You totally just made my day with your sweet comment 🙂 And I love that you called it pumpkin games...let's get it started!!!
I'll ride that pumpkin train with you! This looks wonderful 🙂
Choo choo! Let's get all things pumpkin rolling down the track. LOL!