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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Quick and Easy Cheese Danish

What’s better than a fresh made piece of pastry? Even if it IS done the easy way? A chocolate glazed, preferably filled, doughnut is always my first choice but I’m all about these fun little treats! I chose cherries to top ours but you can do just about anything. Jam, preserves or fresh fruit would be yummy! So good, guys! And SO simple!!

Quick and Easy Cheese Danish
2 8-ounce packages Grands Crescent Rolls
1 8-ounce package cream cheese ~ room temperature
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon sour cream
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter ~ divided use, room temperature
1 - 2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons of sugar for sprinkling
1 can fruit pie filling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Remove dough from packaging. Separate dough into 4 rectangles, using 2 triangles of dough to form each rectangle. (Four rectangles per package of dough.) Press seams together.
Using a pizza cutter, slice rectangle in half from top to bottom. Using both rolls of dough, you should yield 16 strips of dough.
Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of the sugar over the strips.
Taking the end of a strip of dough in each hand, twist the dough in opposite directions into a rope.
Gently place one end of the dough onto the prepared pan and wrap the twisted dough around itself to form a circle, making sure to tuck the edges under.
Press your fingers into the center to form a well.
In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, the 4 tablespoons of sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and sour cream until smooth.
Place a heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into the well of each piece of dough.
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and brush the edges of each danish.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
Allow to cool on the pan for 10 minutes then remove to a cooling rack.
In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, the remaining tablespoon of butter and enough milk to create a smooth glaze.
Top baked danish with your choice of pie filling then drizzle the powdered sugar glaze on top.

Okay....let's make some goodies!

Separate the dough into rectangles 
using two of the triangles. Then 
slice each rectangle into 2 strips. 
Sprinkle with sugar.

Now twist!

Wrap the twists around themselves 
to form rounds then press the center 
of each round to make a well.

Next combine the cream cheese, 
sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and 
sour cream.

Fill the centers with the cream 
cheese mixture the brush the 
edges with melted butter. 

Bake then cool!

Mix together the powdered sugar, 
butter and enough milk to make a glaze.

Add the fruit then drizzle of the glaze. Then eat!!! So yummy!


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