Monday, July 4, 2011

Super Simple Cheese Danish

Happy 4th of July, everyone!!!  I realize this recipe is not red, white or blue but it's out of this world delicious, so I wanted to share it with you on this very special day.  This recipe was inspired by Brandie, over at the The Country Cook.  Ya'll have to go check her out, she is AMAZING!!!  When I told Burk (my hubby) that I was making these, he looked at me like a little kid & got big grin on his face, so the deal was sealed.  Also, we are still celebrating his birthday, from over the weekend, so I thought this would be something really comforting & sweet for both of us to enjoy munching on.   They have that perfect buttery crust & cream cheese lemon-y center..YUM!!  And just a touch of almond flavoring for the glaze, that brings it all together & finishes them off.  These are perfect for a brunch, a quick grab & go breakfast, or even as a mid afternoon snack.     

Cream Cheese Filling:
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 T Agave syrup (3 T sugar)
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon almond extract 
a pinch of salt

Sweet Almond Glaze: (please feel free to double this, if you prefer more)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp half & half (or milk)

Preheat & bake according to package directions, 
(I had to alter what the package said & I did 350 for about 20 mins)
Cream together, cream cheese, agave syrup (sugar), yolk, lemon, extract and salt. Place your crescents on a cookie sheet.  Then make an indentation in the center (I used my thumb).  Add about 1 T of the cream cheese filling.  Place in the preheated over & bake according to package directions but be prepared to monitor them, in case cooking times need to be altered, like I had to do.  Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the ingredients for your glaze.  Remove from oven, drizzle on glaze while still warm.  

Big southern hugs, 


  1. Sounds delicious Angie! Love it and love the almond extract in the glaze...yummmmmm! Happy 4th my friend!

  2. They love so yummy! My husband would love these!

  3. Oh my - two of my MOST favorite ingredients...cream cheese & crescent rolls! This has to be delectable and I sure can't wait to try them. Hope you're enjoying a great 4th. Sending luvs! XO

  4. Yummm! These look great Angie! That almond extract is a great touch to that glaze ;) Happy 4th :)

  5. Delicious! I'll be making these soon :)

  6. I would have never thought to use a pre-made dough for danishes. This is a really cool idea!

  7. Oh my gosh! I'm so making these!!! Fantastic!

  8. This looks so good. I'm hosting a recipe only link party today called "Cast Party Wednesday". This recipe would be a perfect addition. I would love it if you came by and shared some of your recipes with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  9. Hi, I just wanted to thank you for visiting Cast Party Wednesday and I hope you join me again tomorrow and share more of your great recipes!
    I hope to see you tomorrow!


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