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…

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

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.


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 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown.


Top with glaze after cooling for 20 minutes.


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.


  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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