This isn’t a butter cake or zucher kuchen. They don’t have cream cheese filling and these don’t have any butter. This is more a cream cheese Danish.
For those who don’t know,
a crescent roll is a very buttery bread usually cut into a triangle and rolled
so that it ends shaped as a crescent…
Bread dough, that is, similar to an unbaked croissant….
2 cans ready to use refrigerated crescent rolls
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg white
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350* degrees and grease a 13X9-inch baking pan. Lay a pack of crescent rolls in the pan and pinch the openings together. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg together until smooth. Spread the mixture over the crescent rolls evenly and then lay the second pack of crescent rolls on top of the cheese mixture and brush with egg white. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown. Top with glaze after cooling for 20 minutes.
I have made this danish using low fat cream cheese and splenda (sugar substitute) and it was delicious! Also, the amount of filling the original recipe calls for makes a VERY heavily filled danish. I have halved the filling using 1 package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 whole egg, and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and it was still very good. If you use the half filling method, bake for closer to 30-35 minutes.
*You can use 26 packets of splenda instead of sugar….
*Try only using a fruit filling and half the cream cheese mixture – Try adding fresh or frozen strawberries
* Add cinnamon to the top
*use lemon flavor and add pecans, or put a layer of peaches or blueberries on top of the cream cheese layer
*Crescent rolls now come in a full sheet pastry roll out. I do suggest only using 1 cream cheese-2 was a lot!
* substitute other flavors of extracts for the vanilla. Almond is good and so is lemon
*Has anyone tried mixing berries in with this. Or apricot/peaches?
* try it with cinnamon & a stick of butter melted & pouree on top before u bake it.
*get like pie filling blueberry ,cherry, strawberry layered it on top cream cheese don’t put too much because than it will ooze out it taste like cheese cake delicious
*And now u can buy the crescent rolls in squares and roll it out one for the top and one for the bottom, I done a apple one with the pie filling 1/2 stick butter, cinnamon and brown sugar to taste and one cup if mtn dew, the bottom crust I baked abt 10 min just till litely browned so it wouldn’t be soggie and the rest I cook on low to med heat abt 15 min and pour in then top with crust brush with egg wash, and then pour over powdered sugar mixture or Carmel I jut buy the ice cream Carmel , it’s great and yes u can add berries do a peach just mix and match easy as pie
*add slides of mango inside
* I make this but I never use a egg it trying use Orange zest n it
*made this with fruit pie filling and half cream cheese mixture..very good!
*I sprinkle mine with sugar and cinnamon instead of glaze. Very yummy
* In Paula Deens cook book. It was called easy coffee cake. The only difference was u separated the egg and used the yolk in the cream cheese mixture and put pecans in top with 1/4 of the one cup of sugar. It was awesome!