Saturday, July 21, 2012

Almond Cheese Danish

These. Are. Delicious.

Self control is out the window with these. I want to swallow them whole, Dagwood style. I made two, with intentions to give one to my parents. But I think it burned, or the dog ate it, errr... something.

And can I just tell you these are EASY! You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry/fridge. And the options are endless. Make a fruit danish, or plain cream cheese, or make 5 and do it all... that's my choice!

For the Danish:
(adapted from laurentslatest)

1 tube of crescent rolls
1-8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract

1 cup powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Almonds to top

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet.
  • Lay out your crescent rolls, leaving them in 4 "squares" and press together to make a long rectangle (about as long as your cookie sheet).
  • In a medium bowl, mix together your cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla and almond extract. 
  • Place your filling in the center and spread to make the filling about 2 inches wide.
  • Now, cut 1/2 inch diagonal strips up the sides.
  • "Braid" the sides of the danish (pictures to follow), overlapping each strip and alternating sides, to seal in the filling. Pushing gently if need be.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely on the cookie sheet then transfer to a wire rack.

Mix together your glaze ingredients. You may add or take away cream based on your desired consistency. Sprinkle with almonds and enjoy!

These look impressive and no one will know your little secret of just how easy these are. Serve this up for breakfast TOMORROW!!


  1. I love Danishes! I would love if you could link up to Thursday Food Fest at hope to see you next week. Sarah

  2. Oh my gosh, yessssss I need this in my life, like NOW.

  3. Yes you do! So easy and soooo good! I'm already thinking of the possibilities! Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. i haven't had danish in so long, but can practically smell them cooking already! thanks for sharing this recipe and hello from mom on a tim eout blog hop!

  5. My mouth is watering!! I'm your newest follower from 52 Mantels blog hop. I would love a follow-back if you get a chance:

  6. This looks delicious. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  7. Yum!!! I have a similar recipe using cream cheese and crescent rolls- and you are SO right about needing self control. I love how you braid yours!! Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party--

  8. easy but looks fancy! will have to try!thanks

  9. Looks great! Kinda been scared of making a danish, but you make it look so easy. Found you on Six Sisters.