Tight Wad in Utah: Easy Cheese Danish (Guest Post)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Easy Cheese Danish (Guest Post)

Do you still have cream cheese that you got for FREE hangin' out in your fridge?  If so here's a great idea of what to do with it! - Audrey

This danish recipe is a result from finding crescent rolls and a miscellaneous package of cream cheese in my fridge. I usually never make plain crescent rolls. I always have to make something cooler than that! So, I made a danish of sorts. It’s technically not a danish, but it looks like one and tastes pretty close, so it’s a fake out recipe!
Did I mention it takes 10 minutes or less to make? With only 4 ingredients? Well, it does. :) My kind of treat.  I have a bunch of ‘how to’ photos on my site ( so you can see what little effort this takes! Happy baking!
Easy Cheese Danish
yield: 8 servings
1 tube crescent rolls
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
4+ tablespoons heavy cream
splash vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Set aside. 
Pop open crescent roll dough and unroll, leaving crescents in rectangles. On an ungreased baking sheet, lay the crescent roll rectangles together, lining them up width wise. Dough should be almost the entire length of a half sheet pan. 
Press edges together to even out edges and seal any holes. Carefully spread cream cheese filling down the center of the dough to be about 2-3 inches wide.
Cut 1/2 inch diagonal strips up each side of the dough.
Fold 1/2 inch dough pieces up over filling alternating sides to get a braided pattern. You may have excess dough once you reach the end of the danish, so fold them in as best as you can.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until filling is set and crescent dough is golden in color. Cool before removing from baking sheet.
Once danish has cooled, remove to serving platter. In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and cream to create icing. You may need to add more cream to get the desired consistency. Drizzle icing over danish
Cut into pieces and serve.


$.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
C&H Sugar 2 lbs. $.40/1 RP 11/14 or RP 10/17
Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese $.50/2 Target Printable
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