Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wicked Wednesday Wrecipes…

I came across this a couple of weeks ago, and it caught my eye because it’s one of my favorite breakfast treats, and it says “Easy”.

It came out good- I’d definitely make it again. It was very sweet, I’d add a pinch of salt to the filling next time. I also had less than the required 8 oz. of cream cheese, so I adjusted the amount of sugar to compensate. The amount of filling I ended up with was more than sufficient. Also, it definitely needs to be eaten at cool room temperature- it was too much “too much” to be eaten warm. I would say it’s even better the next day.


Easy Cheese Danish

Danish Ingredients:

  • 5 or 6 oz. softened cream cheese (less than 8 oz. package)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 can (8 oz. tube) refrigerated crescent rolls

Icing Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 or 3 TBSP cream
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • optional 3 TBSP sliced almonds for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla & salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Open crescent roll dough and unroll, leaving rectangles intact. Lay out the crescent roll rectangles out side by side, long sides touching. Dough should be almost the entire length of a half sheet pan.
  4. Press edges together, and push perforations together to seal any holes.
  5. Carefully spread the filling down the center of the dough to be about 2-3” wide.
  6. Cut ½” diagonal strips up each side of the dough. Fold the ½” strips up over the filling, alternating sides over each other and pressing down lightly to seal. It should look like a braided pattern. Fold the end pieces as neatly as possible.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until filling is set and dough is golden in color.
  8. Cool before removing from baking sheet to a serving platter.
  9. In a small bowl, mix icing ingredients, use only 2 TBSP cream to start, adding more as necessary for desired consistency. Spoon icing into a small zip top baggie, close, and snip 1/8” off one corner. Pipe in a drizzle over cake. You could sprinkle some sliced almonds over the top for decoration.

easy cheese danish

It definitely tastes like crescent dough, but I honestly thought it improved a lot by the next day, but it was  EASY! It would be a great quick take along to a small brunch party.

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