Simple Cream Cheese Danish with Strawberry Jam {A Strawberry Summer Recipe #3}

I’m always baking something new and trying out new recipes. So when something sticks out to me from all the rest…it’s pretty epic. 


These Cheese Danishes are amazing!!! They are seriously one of the best things I’ve had lately! I gave a few of these to my friend Ana Maria who is crazy about danishes…and she loved them. 

Strawberry Jam is so versatile and is the perfect topping for these simple pastries. You could serve these for a Saturday morning breakfast or brunch. And absolutely for your next afternoon tea. 
Simple Cream Cheese Danish with Strawberry Jam {A Strawberry Jam Recipe #3}

Recipe was adapted from HERE.

Yields: about 7 pastries 

Ingredients 

For the danishes:

1 can refrigerated crescent rolls

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Zest of one small lemon

For the glaze:

1/2 cup powdered sugar 

4 Tablespoons butter, melted 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla 

Homemade Strawberry Jam 
Directions 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with a Silicone baking mat.

Carefully remove the crescent rolls from packaging. Unroll and press dough together to form a solid sheet. Lightly roll out the dough to 14-inches long. Sprinkle with sugar (about 2 Tablespoons). Cut dough into 14 strips. Now take two strips and twist them together, then spiral the twist around itself to form a circle. Place onto the prepared baking sheet.

Press the center of each pastry to make a well for the filling.

In a medium mixing bowl prepare the filling, cream together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla with a hand mixer.

Spoon a Tablespoon of filling into each pastry. Bake in preheated oven for about 13-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

While the danishes are baking prepare the glaze, stir together the powered sugar, butter, and vanilla.

Once the danishes have finished baking let them cool for about 10-15 minutes before glazing them.

Assembly 

Using a piping bag fitted with a #2 piping tip or with a spoon, pipe or drizzle the glaze over the danishes. Top each danish with strawberry jam. Enjoy !

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