Cream Cheese Danish

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This cream cheese danish recipe has flaky layers of pastry, a crunchy sugar top and an ooey-gooey cream cheese center which make this recipe super delicious as well as simple to prepare.  Your friends will think you brought it at the bakery!

This is a super simple breakfast item you can make for your family.  It is simple enough for your family but fancy enough to serve up to any guests who might be staying with you for the weekend.

I have also had friends who have served this up warm as a dessert with some ice cream.  I prefer it as a breakfast item, but you can choose how you would want to use it.

Also, I have put this together the night before, stored it in the refrigerator, and baked it up in the morning.  It just takes a little bit longer to bake since it is colder so just extend the baking time for a little bit longer.

Cream Cheese Danish

2 pkg crescent rolls

2 pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons sugar

Grease a 13″ x 9″ pan.  Layer 1 can of crescent rolls along the bottom of the pan pinching the seams together.  

In a bowl, mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, egg and vanilla together until smooth.  Spread evenly over first crescent roll layer.  Layer another can of crescent rolls on top being careful to pinch seams together. 

Pour on melted butter.  Use a pastry brush to spread the butter out evenly.  Sprinkle sugar on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool and cut into squares.

You can make these with less fat by using reduced fat crescent rolls, fat free cream cheese and/or no butter.  I have made it in a variety of ways, and it always turns out good.

Enjoy, Andrea