Cheese Danish Recipe

by Katie on February 29, 2012

Last summer, we had the opportunity to visit my brother and his family in Virginia.  In addition to enjoying time together at the beach and the pool, we were treated to my sister-in-law’s amazing cooking.  It’s always such a treat to try her newest recipes, and her cheese danish was one of my absolute favorites.

I’ve made this recipe a number of times since we’ve been home, and it is always a huge hit with our family.  It’s a perfect compliment to an egg casserole and fresh fruit.  And the best part – it’s one of those recipes that looks really impressive, but it’s so easy to make.

Cheese Danish

2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
2 – 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
3/4 granulated sugar
1-1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.  Line bottom of pan with one can of crescent rolls.  Pinch seams together to seal the bottom layer.

In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and sour cream.  Spread filling on top of crescent rolls.  Top filling with second can of crescent rolls; pinch seams together to seal.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

When the danish has cooled, drizzle it with the following icing recipe:

Icing for Danish

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. butter, softened

In a small bowl, beat together confectioners’ sugar, milk, and butter.  Drizzle over danish once it has cooled.

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