Martha’s Meant to be Cheese Danish is very simple to make, and by making this cheese danish your family and guests will be amazed. You bake this cheese danish in your oven, sandwiched between two layers of flaky dough there is a sweet cream cheese filling that is irresistible.
Ingredients for Marth’s Meant to be Cheese Danish
The puff pastry for this easy to make cheese danish is Philsbury Crescent dough. You can buy this in sheets, you will need to cans of the crescent dough. If you wanted to make puff pastry from scratch, it takes a long time to make puff pastry, here is a great recipe for homemade puff pastry.
It doesn’t get much easier than this filling, it is simply cream cheese, sugar, and a perfect amount of filling. When it comes to cream cheese I personally like Philadelphia brand, it I think it is one of the better types of cream cheese, as it cooks up reliably every time.
What is a cheese danish without a good topping? This topping is made from fresh creamery butter, sugar, and a hint of cinnamon. You can top this recipe with chopped pecans, almond, or even walnuts. The sugar in the topping caramelizes perfectly on this pastry.
You can make a breakfast pastry or even an addition to a brunch that will delight your family and friends with this easy recipe.
Here is an irresistible easy cheese danish recipe you must try!
- 2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Unroll one can of crescent rolls and press into the bottom of a baking dish, pressing perforations together to form a flat sheet of dough.
Ease edges of dough slightly up the sides of dish.
In a small bowl combine cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, the egg, and vanilla. Spread over crescent roll dough. Unroll another can of crescent rolls and place over the cream cheese layer, pressing perforations together. Press the edges together to seal
Combine melted butter, the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, the cinnamon, and the nuts. Spread evenly over the top layer of dough. Bake about 30 minutes or until golden. To serve cut into rectangles.