Serve up a lovely morning pastry to your favorite people with this Easy Cheese Danish recipe so quick and delicious it feels like a miracle!
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Cheese Danish Recipes
Transform your breakfast with my Easy Cheese Danish recipe, which is so quick and delicious it feels like a miracle! Follow this post, and in less than an hour, you can serve up a lovely morning pastry to your favorite people.
Y’all, I’ve realized there’s a significant oversight on the blog – a massive mistake. And that mistake is that I’ve never shared my Easy Cheese Danish recipe!
Thankfully, I’m fixing that today!
Sure, I’ve shown off my lemon blueberry danishes before, but sometimes you want to go back to the basics. (Or if you’re like a good friend of mine, you think cheese danishes shouldn’t have anything extra in the dough at all! But, hey, no judgment!)
This Cheese Danish has no extras, no add-ins, but packs the lovely lemon-cheese flavor you know and adore.
Also, this Danish is fast to bake. I mean, really, really fast. If you follow my recipe, you’ll have 10-12 servings of it in under an hour.
It’s the perfect weekend or summer breakfast – get up just before the kids (and/or your partner), throw this together, and present them with a tasty way to start the day. They’ll definitely appreciate it!! 🥰
Easy Cheese Danish: Ingredients & Equipment
Ever wondered how to make cheese danish? Believe it or not, it’s super easy. No advanced baking skills are required! You’ll need …
- cans of crescent roll dough – this will form the crispy, flakey outside of your danish. You’ll line your baking pan with it and put the filling in!
- cream cheese, granulated sugar, sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla extract – together, these create your cheese danish filling. If you’re like me, you never really knew what went into the filling to create that smooth, cheesy-fruity-sweet flavor, so this may come as a surprise!
- confectioners’ sugar, milk, butter, and almond extract – all of these create a super simple icing that tastes wonderful drizzled on top of this easy cheese danish recipe.
- 9×13 inch baking pan – to bake your danish dough, of course!
- two bowls – one large (for mixing your filling) and one small (for mixing your icing).
Easy Cheese Danish: FAQs
About 10 minutes to make the dough and 30 minutes to cook it. You’ll have the best cheese danishes ever in less than an hour!
You can refrigerate them for a week. Just be sure to cover them with plastic wrap or something similar! Many store-bought or fast-food danishes can sit out at room temperature for longer, but since these don’t have all those preservatives, it’s a different story.
If you reheat the leftovers in the oven for a few minutes, they should crisp right up again.
I wouldn’t recommend it! The filling doesn’t freeze well at all, sadly. However, if you need to make your danishes ahead of time, look at the next question!
You can! Right before the step of the recipe where you bake the danish, just cover it in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge. When it’s time to bake the dough and filling, pull it out, let it come to room temperature, then bake the danish as normal!
You can use store-bought or homemade, depending on what’s easiest for you! Both taste just perfect.
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- 2 cans (10 ounces each) refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, diced
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk or half and half
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
- Line the bottom of the baking pan with one can of crescent rolls. Pinch all seams together to seal.
- In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, granulated sugar, sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Spread the filling on top of the crescent dough. Place the second can of dough on top of the filling.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
- In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar, milk, butter, and almond extract.
- After the danish has cooled, drizzle with icing.
- You can enjoy this pastry cold, at room temperature, or heated up.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 square
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g
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