Jeanne’s Cream Cheese Danish

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Kraft.

I’m back with another fabulous recipe that I worked on with Debbie, her mom’s homemade danish. The crust is made with cream cheese (and butter) and boy are these tasty. They can be filled with most anything you want, such as prunes, cinnamon sugar, raspberry jam, or another idea that you may come up with. Rolled in confectioner’s sugar, they are delightful indeed.

Again, we used Debbie’s fancy mixer and that got the job done pronto.

The crust is made of cream cheese, butter and flour.

After they are rolled out, we filled them with prunes and raspberry jam.

Pinch the middles together and place them on a baking sheet.

Here’s what they look like after coming out of the oven and being rolled in confectioner’s sugar.

Debbie rolls them out and cuts in squares.

Filling goes inside.

Before rolling.

Raspberry jam makes a good filling too.

Waiting to be baked.

Out of the oven, golden brown.

Ready to jump into that bowl of confectioner’s sugar.


Looking pretty on a plate, waiting to be gobbled up. These are great with a cup of coffee in the morning.

Jeanne’s Cream Cheese Danish

2 8 oz. PHILADELPHIA cream cheese

1 lb. butter softened

3 to 3 1/2 cups flour

1 box confectioner’s sugar

Mix butter and cream cheese very thoroughly. Gradually add flour and 3 TBL. confectioners sugar. Refrig. dough for at least 1 hour. Roll out dough on floured surface, making sure dough is stiff and not sticky. If too sticky after chilling, add a bit more flour. Roll out dough. Cut squares, approx. 3 inches by 3 inches. Add filling, fold corners and pinch in middle.

Bake at 325* for 15-20 minutes until brown. Roll in confectioners sugar after they cool a bit.

Filling suggestions: prunes, raspberry jam, apricot jam, pecan cinnamon.

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Women from all over the country began submitting their original PHILLY recipe videos to in the hopes of securing one of the coveted sixteen RWOP Finalist positions. Judged on their original recipe videos featuring dishes inspired by PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE and new, PHILADELHIA COOKING CREME, sixteen at-home cooks with big cooking dreams were selected to represent the four RWOP culinary categories: Appetizer, Side Dish, Entrée and Dessert.

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  1. Yum.. I always love your recipes and I need to try this one!

    Have a blessed week!


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  2. This look wonderful-and simple. I will be giving them a try.

  3. Looks yummy. Thanks for the easy recipe. Like that kind.

  4. Yummy. I will have to try this recipe very soon!

  5. Elizabeth H says:

    Looks so good. Must try this one for company. I don’t have a big mixer but it will be fine.

  6. Oh yum! It’s bedtime and now I’m craving a hot cup of coffee and some of these! They are wonderful. I used to make them all the time, but haven’t in years. sigh! Maybe soon though.


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