Heavenly Cheese Danish

July 31, 2012

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The ultimate crowd-pleaser, my recipe for Heavenly Cheese Danish is an easy treat to be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert or any time of day. This recipe uses refrigerated crescent rolls in place of puff pastry, making the preparation easy and quick. The filling is a creamy and sweet cream cheese mixture, with a hint of fresh lemon juice and vanilla extract. Once out of the oven, golden and crispy on top and drizzled with glaze, you will be amazed at the finished danish that truly tastes better than a bakery. The texture is very light and has far more creamy filling than any pre-packaged danish you’d find in the stores. Make this ASAP for your family and friends – I guarantee you’ll be making your second one shortly after! icon wink Heavenly Cheese Danish

 Heavenly Cheese Danish

 Heavenly Cheese Danish

Heavenly Cheese Danish

Ingredients
2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls, such as Pillsbury
2  8-ounce packages cream cheese
¾ cup granulated white sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons sour cream
1 egg

1 egg white, for brushing

Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2-4 teaspoons milk (adjust based on desired consistency)
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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 Heavenly Cheese Danish

 

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Lay one package of crescent rolls in a flat layer on the bottom of the pan. Pinch the openings together so they are almost sealed. It’s ok if they are not sealed completely.

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Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, sour cream and egg together until smooth.

Pour cream cheese mixture on top of first layer of crescent rolls. Spread mixture evenly over crescent roll bottom.

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Lay the second package of crescent rolls on top of the cream cheese mixture.

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Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.

Meanwhile, make the glaze. Combine powdered sugar, milk, butter and vanilla and mix well until smooth. Place in a ziplock bag and snip a small hole at the end of the bag.

 Heavenly Cheese Danish
Cool danish and drizzle with glaze.

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 Heavenly Cheese Danish

 

 Heavenly Cheese Danish

Heavenly Cheese Danish
 
 Heavenly Cheese Danish
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The easiest cheese danish ever that is a guaranteed hit!
Ingredients
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls, such as Pillsbury
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white, for brushing
Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 teaspoons milk (adjust based on desired consistency)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Lay one package of crescent rolls in a flat layer on the bottom of the pan. Pinch the openings together so they are almost sealed. It’s ok if they are not sealed completely.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, sour cream and egg together until smooth.
  5. Pour cream cheese mixture on top of first layer of crescent rolls. Spread mixture evenly over crescent roll bottom.
  6. Lay the second package of crescent rolls on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  9. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Combine powdered sugar, milk, butter and vanilla and mix well until smooth. Place in a ziplock bag and snip a small hole at the end of the bag.
  10. Cool danish and drizzle with glaze.

 

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  • ciaolinda

    Love this …your post and photos are beautiful!!!

    • Janelle

      It’s truly delicious right out of the oven!

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