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Easy Cheese Danish


Craving a cheese danish? This recipe is quick, easy and delicious! You can buy the ingredients in advance and have in the fridge so you can whip them up for breakfast!

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  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cans ready to use refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Servings 8
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 65mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

Lay a package of crescent rolls in the pan and pinch the openings together.

Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg together until smooth. Spread the mixture over the crescent rolls evenly and then lay the second pack of crescent rolls on top of the cheese mixture and brush with egg white.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Top with glaze after cooling for 20 minutes.

Kitchen Notes:

I have made this danish using low fat cream cheese and splenda (sugar substitute) and it was delicious! Also, the amount of filling the original recipe calls for makes a VERY heavily filled danish. I have halved the filling using 1 package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 whole egg, and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and it was still very good. If you use the half filling method, bake for closer to 30 to 35 minutes.

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