Friday, June 8, 2012

Food Friday - Cheese Danish

My husband and I both enjoy the classic cheese dessert.  It always seems odd to me because cream cheese has so many different flavors!  When I saw this idea posted on Pinterest it was too good to pass up so I made it for a dessert the other night and I can tell you that I will never buy the dry, flaky, tasteless Cheese Danish in the store again!!!

Cheese Danish
adapted from The Country Cook

I really have nothing else to add other than you should make these right away.  I did only make 4 (which is one roll of crescents) but made the full amount of cheese mixture and used almost all of it in the 4 we had HA!  It was sooo good!!!!

For the Danishes:
2 tubes of Crescent Rolls
1 8 ounce package cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
8 tablespoons light brown sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 teaspoons milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese with white sugar and vanilla extract.  Mixture should be creamy and smooth when finished (like cheesecake batter).  Separate dough into eight rectangles.  Seal perforations. Using a brush or spoon, spread melted butter all over crescent rolls.  Sprinkle each rectangle with about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.  Roll up from long side; pinch edges to seal.  Holding one end, loosely coil each.  Now you want to get in there with you fingers and spread out the dough some to make room for the filling.  Just pull and stretch and make a nice dent in the middle.  Place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.  Then, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.  Stir until smooth and drizzle over each warm danish.

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