Danish: Cream Cheese Danish Squares

posted by Linda in MO 04-10-101 10:01 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Cream Cheese Danish Squares
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Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfast, Pastry, Dessert
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cans refrigerated Pillsbury crescent rolls
16 ounces cream cheese -- softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg -- separated
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (1 to 1 1/2 t.)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts -- optional

Spread 1 can of crescent rolls on bottom of ungreased 9 x 13" pan. Cream together cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla. Spread cheese mixture over crescent rolls. Lay second can of rolls on top.

Beat egg white and lightly brush over the top.

Mix sugar, cinnamon and nuts (if desired). Sprinkle topping over crescent rolls.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it's golden brown and tests done. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Serving Ideas : These are good served warm, room temp., or cold. They will serve 12 to 24 depending on what else is being served.

Fruit Variation:
2 (8-count) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 egg, separated
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond flavoring
1 can fruit pie filling
powdered sugar, optional

Unroll and place one package roll dough on 9 x 13 inch pan. Blend softened cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar, and extract. Spread mixture on top of layer of roll dough. Top with pie filling.

Unroll and place second package of roll dough over pie filling. Brush lightly with egg white. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Dust lightly with powdered sugar or drizzle on a glaze.

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