Cheese Danish Squares

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There is nothing like a hot cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast baked good to start a weekend morning.  Today I am going to share a recipe for cheese danish squares that is so easy and so good, it is sure to become a favorite recipe for breakfast or brunch.  It is also a great treat to bring in to the office to share with your colleagues.  Yum!  Are you ready to try it?

Cheese Danish Squares

Recipe

Cheese Danish Squares

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 15-20 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of crescent rolls
  • 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk (reserve the egg white)
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Open one package of crescent rolls. Look for the seam and carefully unroll it into a flat sheet of dough. Press the dough into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13" glass pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and egg yolk. Blend until smooth. Pour over the crescent rolls in the pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Unroll the second package of crescent rolls and place it over the cream cheese filling. Using your fingers, gently press the seams of the dough closed. Whip the egg white with a fork and brush over the top layer of dough.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow the pan to cool completely.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares before serving.
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    That’s it! So easy! You won’t be disappointed, I promise.  I find that the filling blends up smoother and creamier if I use a hand mixer or stick blender, but you can also mix it by hand if your prefer.  I also have a shaker with a mesh top where I store my powdered sugar.  It makes dusting all kinds of treats with a sprinkle of sugar so easy.  Be sure to put the powdered sugar on just before serving as it will absorb moisture over time and become more of a glaze.

    I have heard of people making a similar recipe and adding a layer of fruit over the cream cheese filling before putting the top layer of dough on.  Apple slices or berries could be delicious.  I have never tried making this recipe with fruit only because we love these cheese danish squares just as they are so much.

    I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to other yummy breakfast and brunch recipes.  Check it out HERE.

    This recipe has been in our family for many years and it is always a favorite. I hope you love this recipe as much as we do.  Let me know how it turns out for you and if you try any variations.  Enjoy!

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    33 thoughts on “Cheese Danish Squares

    1. Stopping by from Sits Saturday Sharefest. Love these, they look so easy to make, which is why I love them, LOL! Thanks for sharing a recipe for those of us who don’t like to use 500 ingredients and take 3 hours to bake something! 🙂

    2. It looks yummy! I’m not sure we have crescent rolls here in Australia… the supermarket sells croissants in small and regular sizes and they’re not as light and fluffy as the bakery ones. Would they do? Or should I go with puff pastry?

      • That is a good question! When I buy crescent rolls here in the states, they come in a tube. When you open the tube you can roll the dough out into a flat sheet. What kind of dough can you get that either comes in a sheet or that you could roll out into a sheet? Puff pastry dough would probably work if it is still in raw dough form. Let me know what you try. I am curious to hear how it turns out for you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

    3. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit Over the Moon for more sharing fun! Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit.

    4. I love cheese Danish, this sounds so good and easy too, I will have to try it soon! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

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