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Cream Cheese Danish Pastry

July 25, 2012Teresa

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry is a rich, decadent breakfast pastry that your family will love and your company will be overjoyed that you shared with them. It’s also very quick and easy to put together. Luscious cream cheese filling in between crescent rolls with a satisfying powdered sugar icing makes this one of the most spectacular recipes you will ever taste.

I was given this recipe about 12 years ago–long before the Sopapilla Cheesecake craze, but it is very similar to that in taste–minus the cinnamon-sugar topping. I got this recipe from a coworker, Sharon Cofield, when we worked next to each other at the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

She provided a going-away brunch for me as I was leaving that job and getting ready to start work at Dallas Baptist University in May 2000 so I could help get my kids through college. Everything Sharon made that day was fantastic and I got 3 of the recipes and still use them. But this one is the one that gets the most service! You’ll see why when you choose to make it.

If you’re looking for a fantastic holiday breakfast entree, then please consider Cream Cheese Danish Pastry. It’s ooey, gooey and delicious!

When I initially posted this recipe in July 2012, I had only been blogging for a month. My pictures were taken with a cheap iPhone 3 and were less than pleasing even if the staging was okay. As a result of the poor quality of my first year blog pictures, I’ve been remaking all those recipes and retaking pictures so they are more pleasing and enjoyable to look at.

I recently remade this recipe (September 2015) for a large brunch we were serving our Sunday school class and it went over extremely well. It was so well received that almost all of it was eaten that morning and we had tons of food there that day. Try it, and you’ll see why it will be gobbled up quickly.

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Cream Cheese Danish Pastry tastes as delicious as it looks!

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry is an amazing holiday breakfast entree.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

You will love this fabulous pastry for breakfast with hot tea or coffee.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Unroll 1 can of crescent rolls and pat into a 9×13″ baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Mix cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla in bowl.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Spread cream cheese mixture over top of the crescent roll crust.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Press the pieces of the remaining can of crescent rolls together and place over top of the cream cheese layer.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Beat the egg white until stiff peaks form – about 3 to 5 minutes depending on the speed of your mixer. This is what it should look like.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Spread the beaten egg white mixture on top of the crescent roll dough and bake. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Mix powdered sugar with milk. Whisk to combine and drizzle over pastry.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Drizzle powdered sugar icing over top of pastry.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry is a fabulous brunch idea. 

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

This is a wonderful breakfast item for holidays or company.

Here’s the recipe.

CREAM CHEESE DANISH PASTRY

(Original recipe from Sharon Cofield, when we worked together in the Church Starting Center at the Baptist General Convention of Texas)

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Wonderful brunch idea. The pastry uses crescent rolls for the crust and topping with a luscious cream cheese layer in between and powdered sugar icing on top.
Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Grease or spray 9x13” pan.
  2. Unfold 1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls and spread onto the bottom of 9x13” pan.
  3. Mix cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, and white sugar.
  4. Pour onto crescent roll crust.
  5. Unfold the other can of refrigerated crescent rolls and layer it over the creamed mixture.
  6. Beat egg white stiff and spread it over top layer of roll dough.
  7. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes. I have had this take as long as 45 minutes before.
  8. Remove from oven and cool.
  9. Mix powdered sugar and milk.
  10. Spread icing over top of Danish.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I have had this recipe take as long as 45 minutes to bake so the middle is not goopy.

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[b]Cream Cheese Danish Pastry[/b]
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Sharon Cofield, when we worked at the Baptist General Convention of Texas
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Wonderful brunch idea. The pastry uses [url href=”http://www.pillsbury.com/” target=”_blank” title=”pillsbury”]crescent rolls[/url] for the crust and topping with a luscious [url href=”http://www.kraftrecipes.com/philadelphia/default.aspx” target=”_blank” title=”philadelphia cream cheese”]cream cheese [/url]layer in between and powdered sugar icing on top.
Ingredients
  • 8-oz. pkg. [url href=”http://www.kraftrecipes.com/philadelphia/default.aspx” target=”_blank” title=”philadelphia cream cheese”]Philadelphia cream cheese[/url], softened
  • 1 egg yolk (save white)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cans [url href=”http://www.pillsbury.com/” target=”_blank” title=”pillsbury”]Pillsbury[/url] refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. milk
Instructions
  1. Grease or spray 9×13” pan.
  2. Unfold 1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls and spread onto the bottom of 9×13” pan.
  3. Mix cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, and white sugar.
  4. Pour onto crescent roll crust.
  5. Unfold the other can of refrigerated crescent rolls and layer it over the creamed mixture.
  6. Beat egg white stiff and spread it over top layer of roll dough.
  7. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes. I have had this take as long as 45 minutes before.
  8. Remove from oven and cool.
  9. Mix powdered sugar and milk.
  10. Spread icing over top of Danish.
Notes
I have had this recipe take as long as 45 minutes to bake so the middle is not goopy.
Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

Time for a Cream Cheese Danish Pastry and hot tea!

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #danishpastry is great for #holiday #breakfasts and it's so, so easy to make.

I love how gooey and delicious this breakfast pastry is.

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Print Recipe
Cream Cheese Danish Pastry BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Wonderful brunch idea. The pastry uses crescent rolls for the crust and topping with a luscious cream cheese layer in between and powdered sugar icing on top.
Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cream Cheese Danish Pastry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Grease or spray 9x13” pan.
  2. Unfold 1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls and spread onto the bottom of 9x13” pan.
  3. Mix cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, and white sugar.
  4. Pour onto crescent roll crust.
  5. Unfold the other can of refrigerated crescent rolls and layer it over the creamed mixture.
  6. Beat egg white stiff and spread it over top layer of roll dough.
  7. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes. I have had this take as long as 45 minutes before.
  8. Remove from oven and cool.
  9. Mix powdered sugar and milk.
  10. Spread icing over top of Danish.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I have had this recipe take as long as 45 minutes to bake so the middle is not goopy.

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