Tuesday, April 23, 2013

OK, sinful deliciousness........

OK.........I admit it..................I LOVE TO EAT!  That surprises you?  C'mon!  I'm a corn fed country boy from the Midwest  that grew up around lots of people that could cook!  And they cooked REALLY good food!  Let's see, my Momma, both my paternal and maternal grandmas, and a great aunt that was KNOWN for her cooking (and sewing.)

A week or so ago, I saw this recipe that perked my interest.  It was either on Facebook, or Pinterest?  I can't remember who posted it, but, I did write it down really quick because it looked THAT good to me.  My parents recently came for a visit, and I always like to make a little treat for us all to snack on.  After one bite of this Easy Cheese Danish recipe, there was NONE left!  Well, there WERE crumbs, but, those were quickly snatched up by my dad!  I wish I could find out who created this recipe so I could nominate him/her for the Nobel Peace Prize in Epicurean Delights!

I warn you though, one bite of this, and you WILL want to eat the whole thing!

OK, sinful deliciousness.......
(I would insert a photo, but, it was gone both times before I could grab my camera!)

Easy Cheese Danish 

2 cans ready to use refrigerated crescent rolls (I used Pillsbury Grands)
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
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
Lay the second pack of crescent rolls on top of the cheese mixture
Brush with egg white
Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown 
Top with glaze after cooling for 20 minutes

I didn't brush with egg white, and it turned out just fine.  And, I would recommend letting it cool before adding the glaze and cutting.  OK, the truth!  It was so good, we had to make another one the next morning while my parents were visiting!  We dug right into it as soon as it came out of the oven, and although delicious, it was a bit messy.  I think this would be equally delicious with a cherry or blueberry topping to dress it up a bit?

I leave for Paducah this weekend!  I promise to return with a lot of photos!

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter 


  1. Kevin, I agree that this is a very yummy recipe. The one I have doesn't have the glaze, which is really gilding the lily. Anyway, FYI, you don't have to buy packages of crescent roll dough, roll it out and pinch all the little separations back together. Pillsbury now makes crescent dough in whole sheets! Genius. They are usually in the refrigerated case right next to the regular cans of crescent dough that make the rolls. Same price.

  2. Sounds like you had a good visit with your parents, and spoiled them with treats!! Oh my goodness, you need to email Beth, she was looking for someone who was going to Paducah (so jelly btw-ha) so she could maybe get some of her rack cards over there or something so someone could lay them out on one of the tables that I assume are set up for people to lay out that sort of thing? Anyhoo, can't wait to see your TN quilt top!! :) I have seen this recipe on pinterest, I think, and it always did look really good and easy, just haven't tried it yet.. just might have to now. :)

  3. Oh boy, that does sound good. I'll have to take your word for it, though, because my gluten and dairy eating days are long behind me. I'm so glad I ate my share of cheese danish (it used to be one of my favorites from the bakery) back while I still could. Have a great time in Paducah!

  4. EVIL EVIL EVIL! ;-) I have all of the ingredients and not enough people around to share the calories. Enjoy Paducah!

  5. That looks delicious. I'll have to try it after I buy the ingredients. Have fun in Paducah and you'd better bring back LOTS and LOTS of pictures for those of us who can't go!

  6. Sounds like a scrumptious recipe!! Paducah sounds like fun. Can't wait to hear about it.

  7. Sounds like a yummy recipe to try! I'll be on Paducah on Thursday and then it's off to visit the in-laws, too. Have fun!

  8. This sounds so delicious Kevin! You are definitely going to have to make another...or two and POST a photo this time! Have a great time in Paducah!

  9. I have made this also and delish! Have fun and enjoy the Paducah experience!

  10. Sounds yummy. Since we aren't off conquering a volleyball court this weekend, it sounds like a nice treat to make for a leisurely late breakfast. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Isn't it great when you find a recipe that is both easy AND delicious? Have fun in Paducah!

  12. I have seen this recipe on Pinterest and my BFF makes it and raves about it. She puts strawberry preserves in the center, I think. I try to stay away from sugar and calories, but sometimes you really do have to live it up and treat company to something fab! I'm sew jealous you are going to Paducah! I can't wait to see what you bring back, looking forward to your next blogpost! Oh, and I am counting down the days until my Bonnie Hunter workshop, less than 2 weeks now! Have fun and enjoy yourself!
    Cindy in NY

  13. This recipe does sound devilishly delicoius. I have a recipe similar to this in my cookbook, but it's been years since I made it. Now you have tempted me to look for mine and try it again. Hope you had fun in Paducah.

  14. Did you call to register for the Bonnie Hunter workshop? Hurry! Spots are filling fast. 303-761-9231, thanks, Jessica

  15. Oh my! My waistline really, really doesn't need this, but my mouth is screaming Oh Yeah!!!! Can't wait to see your goodies from Paducah - I stayed home this year but enjoying sharing everyone else's fun via blogs :*)