I found this easy recipe over at Tasty Kitchen. And, oh man! Let me tell you. It will melt in your mouth.
Cream Cheese Danish
For the Danish:
- 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent rolls
For the Icing:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Set aside
Open crescent roll dough and carefully unroll, leaving crescents in rectangles. On an ungreased baking sheet, lay the crescent rolls rectangles together, with the long sides touching. Dough should be almost the entire length of pan.
Press edges together to even out the sides and seal any holes. Spread the cream cheese filling down the center of the dough to be about 2-3 inches wide.
Cut 1/2-inch diagonal strips up each side of the dough. Fold the 1/2 in dough pieces up over the filling, alternating sides over each other and pressing down lightly to seal. It should look like a braided pattern. You may have excess dough once you reach the end of the danish, so fold them in as best as you can.
Bake on 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until filling is set and crescent roll is golden in color. Once danish has cooled, remove to a serving platter.
For the Icing: In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Drizzle over the danish. Cut into pieces and serve.
Recipe adapted from: Tasty Kitchen