05 March 2010

CREAM CHEESE & FRUIT DANISH CASSEROLE


My family loves this breakfast treat and I often make it for holiday mornings for larger groups.  Here's what you need: 
2 cans crescent rolls
2 8oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 jar fruit preserves, I usually use Polaner's Seedless Raspberry All Fruit Spread

All you do is:
1-In 9x13 glass casserole dish, spread out dough from 1 can of crescent rolls as your bottom "crust."
2-Mix together softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk (save egg white for later).
3-Spread cream cheese filling over layer of dough in casserole dish.
4-Heat jar of fruit preserves in microwave (w/o metal lid!) for about 1 minute to thin it.
5-Carefully pour heated fruit preserves over cream cheese filling.
6-Spread remaining can of crescent roll dough over top of the filling/preserves layer.
7-Brush egg white over the top layer of dough.  This will allow top crust to turn golden brown in oven.
8-Bake in oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Top should be golden brown.
9-Allow to cool, even refrigerate overnight; then cut into squares and enjoy!

Linking to Tasty Tuesday, Foodie Friday and Freezer Foods Friday.
Hugs & Yums, Laurie

7 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of anything like this before. What an interesting idea. YUM!

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  2. Laurie, I cook with cresent rolls alot and this looks amazing, I will be trying this recipe,thanks for sharing, I will be following so I want miss any of your great foodies!

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  3. I've got a similar recipe, and it is truly divine--and can be made ahead, which is lovely when guests are coming. My recipe calls for a confectioner's sugar icing but it didn't have the delicious fruit.
    Gollum
    XX00

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  4. Whoa, that sounds amazing & easy...def going to make this for Easter brunch! Thank you. NG

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