Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Cheese Danish

Who out there likes Cheese Danish with a cup of hot coffee or tea? Oh there are many kinds of danish...cherry, apple, cinnamon...all kinds to choose from. But there's just something about a cheese danish that makes me a happy girl. I made these this morning and they were so good still warm out of the oven. I make them with Pillsbury Crescent rolls!
Cheese Danish

8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
2 extra large egg yolks, at room temperature
2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury recipe creations seamless dough

1/4 cup flour, for dusting the counter
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
powdered sugar for sprinkling if desired

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Place the cream cheese & sugar in bowl of an electric mixer and cream together on low speed until smooth. With the mixer still on low, add the egg yolks, ricotta, vanilla, salt, and lemon zest and mix until just combined. 

Roll canned dough onto floured surface. Stretch dough to 16 inches by 8 inches. Cut into 8 squares. Put a tablespoon of cheese mixture in the center of each square. Fold the corners toward the center and lightly press together. Transfer to a nonstick baking sheet and brush the tops with egg wash. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until tops are golden. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

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1 comment:

  1. I can not wait to try these...I may have to get to the Commissary earlier than anticipated!


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