Gene–Cheese Danish

If Ihad to chose a favorite breakfast pastry it would have to be cheese danish. Love it!  The only downside…lots of fat and calories.  So, i made a few adjustments and made a version with a little less fat.  I will post the orgininal recipe and then my changes.  Here goes…

Ingredients:
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

Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:
Preheat oven to 350* degrees and grease a 13X9-inch baking pan.

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

Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg together until smooth.

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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.

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

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Top with glaze after cooling for 20 minutes.

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Kitchen Notes:
I made this danish using low fat cream cheese and low fat crescent rolls.  I 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.  It was DELICOUS!  If you use the half filling method, bake for closer to 30-35 minutes.

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5 Responses to Gene–Cheese Danish

  1. Erla says:

    It was delish!!!! I ❤ cheese danish too!

  2. Erla says:

    that was supposed to be i “heart” cheese danish!

  3. Neve says:

    These do look tasty and simple. I am really impressed with the final product…from the pic it looks like a real cheese danish.

    Impressed.

  4. Gene says:

    Ouch Neve…that’s like saying, it’s almost a baked good except you didn’t actually make the pastry.

  5. Neve says:

    I do have a way with words, huh? e.g. “I’ve seen people wear sunglasses like those and look good.”
    I’m pretty sure that was just the champagne talking….always blame the champagne!

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