Cream Cheese Danish Pastry
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.
Cream Cheese Danish Pastry tastes as delicious as it looks!
Cream Cheese Danish Pastry is an amazing holiday breakfast entree.
You will love this fabulous pastry for breakfast with hot tea or coffee.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Unroll 1 can of crescent rolls and pat into a 9×13″ baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Mix cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla in bowl.
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.
Spread cream cheese mixture over top of the crescent roll crust.
Press the pieces of the remaining can of crescent rolls together and place over top of the cream cheese layer.
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.
Spread the beaten egg white mixture on top of the crescent roll dough and bake. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
Mix powdered sugar with milk. Whisk to combine and drizzle over pastry.
Drizzle powdered sugar icing over top of pastry.
Cream Cheese Danish Pastry is a fabulous brunch idea.
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)
- 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
- Grease or spray 9×13” pan.
- Unfold 1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls and spread onto the bottom of 9×13” pan.
- Mix cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, and white sugar.
- Pour onto crescent roll crust.
- Unfold the other can of refrigerated crescent rolls and layer it over the creamed mixture.
- Beat egg white stiff and spread it over top layer of roll dough.
- Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes. I have had this take as long as 45 minutes before.
- Remove from oven and cool.
- Mix powdered sugar and milk.
- Spread icing over top of Danish.
Time for a Cream Cheese Danish Pastry and hot tea!
I love how gooey and delicious this breakfast pastry is.
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