My parents made the big trek to visit me this week and for their first morning here at the house I thought I would do something special. Who can resist a cream cheese danish!? Especially a homemade cream cheese danish!? This would be fabulous to take to a brunch. My only suggestion would be to make it the night before so that the cream cheese has a chance to set up before being served. Serving it out of the oven makes for a gooey, hot mess. But it's still sooooo goood!
Cream Cheese Danish
2 (8oz) cream cheese room temp
1 cup sugar plus more for sprinkling on top
1 egg, plus 1 egg white
2 cans crescent rolls
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray. Press one can of the crescent rolls into the bottom of the pan. In a medium size bowl, mix together the cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla with a hand mixer. Once mixed, spread on top of the crescent rolls, then top with the remaining can of crescent rolls. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Let cool.
You will be known as a pastry chef with this dish! My husband can't keep his hands out of it! :) Happy Monday!