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Semi-Homemade Cream Cheese Danish

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Semi-homemade cream cheese danish are the perfect addition to your Sunday brunch.  And with only 6 ingredients they’re super simple, too!

For a quick and simple brunch or breakfast treat try some semi homemade cream cheese danish! These danish are on the table in less than 30 minutes and the secret to the pastry is my favorite part!

Breakfast and brunch are seriously my two favorite meals of the day.  I LOVE breakfast food.  I could eat breakfast for dinner at least once a week.  But it’s also fun to have someone over for brunch, too.  A couple weekends ago my friend Sara came over for brunch and I may or may not have totally forgotten about it until the day before.

So I was stuck thinking of something to make super last minute.  And really going for easy so I could just pop in and out of the grocery store on a Friday afternoon and then get home to my jammies and a glass of wine.  The best brunches have the perfect mix of savory and sweet foods so I thought I’d get a little fancy and go for a pastry.  But fancy pastries do not equal quick and easy.  Unless you do them the semi-homemade way!

For a quick and simple brunch or breakfast treat try some semi homemade cream cheese danish! These danish are on the table in less than 30 minutes and the secret to the pastry is my favorite part!

Using crescent rolls as the pastry dough vessel for the sweat and creamy cream cheese filling is the best idea I’ve had in awhile.  They puff up but also hold their shape and who wouldn’t oooh and ahhh when they saw homemade cream cheese danish on your brunch table?  They don’t need to know the whole thing took you less than 30 minutes.

For a quick and simple brunch or breakfast treat try some semi homemade cream cheese danish! These danish are on the table in less than 30 minutes and the secret to the pastry is my favorite part!

Don’t be impatient like me.  Wait for the cream cheese to come to room temperature and the difference in texture will impress you.  Ok, ok…you can be a little bit impatient and microwave your cream cheese for about 45 seconds.  Just make sure you stir, stir, stir to get all the lumps out and ensure a smooth, creamy filling.

Do you have a favorite breakfast or brunch treat?

 Meaghan

For a quick and simple brunch or breakfast treat try some semi homemade cream cheese danish! These danish are on the table in less than 30 minutes and the secret to the pastry is my favorite part!

Semi-Homemade Cream Cheese Danish

Yield: 6 danish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz can of crescent rolls
  • 4 oz of cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbs sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove crescent roll from the packaging but be careful not to unroll or tear, you want it to maintain that cylindrical shape. Cut into 6 equal pieces and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Using your fingers make an indentation in each piece.
  4. Blend cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and sour cream until smooth.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

This biscuit recipe is so basic you'll want to whip them up for anything from biscuits and gravy to fried chicken and everything in between! Spice up these biscuits by adding savory ingredients!
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Pat

Thursday 2nd of May 2019

Hi Meghan, My husband adores cheese danish and these look easy to make. However, after step 4, how much filling goes on each piece and do I place on greased pan or silpat mat before placing in oven? Thanks

Meaghan

Monday 6th of May 2019

Pat, I usually add about 1 1/2-2 Tbs of filling to each one. And because there's so much butter in the croissant dough you don't really need to grease them but if you're worried about sticking then use a silpat :)

Sayid Mansour

Monday 2nd of March 2015

Yum. I want me some danish cookies.

Meaghan

Monday 2nd of March 2015

I bet those would be so yummy! I've never tried them before but now I might have to!

~Meaghan

Lecy

Wednesday 18th of February 2015

I love cheese danish but it always looks so hard to make. These look so easy and I can't wait to try them!

Meaghan

Wednesday 18th of February 2015

I know how you feel. I always end up scratching my head at traditional danish recipes. These are quick, easy, and delicious!

~Meaghan

Starla J

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

Oh those look so good! And it looks pretty easy to. Thank you for sharing!

Meaghan

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

This is one of our favorite recipes and takes less than 30 minutes every time! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

~Meaghan

Christin @ Blue Crab Martini

Monday 16th of February 2015

You served these for brunch and didn't invite me over?! :) Cheese danishes are my all time faaaaavorite sweet brunch treat. These look delicious, Pinned!

Meaghan

Monday 16th of February 2015

We'll have to set a date for brunch soon! You bring the cocktails and I'll bring the danish! Thanks for the pin :)

~Meaghan