Monday, October 3, 2016

Monkey Bread Cream Cheese Danish

These danish's are an easy, weekend breakfast that will impress friends and family. This sweet, cream cheese pastry will leave you wanting them week after week. 


These danish's are an easy, weekend breakfast that will impress friends and family. This sweet, cream cheese pastry will leave you wanting them week after week.

With fall upon us, these warm danishes will warm you up in the mornings.

Our family is LDS, and being so the first weekend of April and October we watch General Conference as a family at home where Church leaders address the entire, global membership. On these Sunday mornings we traditionally have a breakfast together with cinnamon rolls, waffles, eggs or something of the sort. For this past weekend's General Conference, I made these for our family and they were a hit.

I love monkey bread, and I loooovvee cream cheese danish's, so the idea of combining them was a no brainer.  Easy and delicious, these danish's will become a regular in our household.


Monkey Bread Cream Cheese Danish

Ingredients:

The cream cheese filling:

  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsps flour
  • 1 egg

The streusel topping:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsps butter at room temp

The dough:

  • 1 16oz thawed puff pastry package 
  • 4 Tbsps melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and place parchment paper on two baking sheets.
  2. Soften but do not melt cream cheese. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg, and flour until smooth.
    These danish's are an easy, weekend breakfast that will impress friends and family. This sweet, cream cheese pastry will leave you wanting them week after week.
  3. Create the streusel topping by mixing the brown sugar, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Add the room temperature butter and mix until streusel has formed becoming crumbly.
  4. Cut the puff pastry dough into quarter size pieces and toss in the melted butter until all sides are coated. Mix the sugar and cinnamon and spread over the coated puff pastry pieces, and toss again. 
  5. Combine together pieces of the pastry dough into 1/4 cup sized mounds with depressions left in the middle. Place mounds an inch or two apart from each other on parchment paper. Fill mounds with the cream cheese filling, and spread some of the streusel topping over the filling. 
      6. Place danish's in oven and bake until dough is golden brown and filling is bubbling. This should take between 12-18 minutes. 

Ashton Swank
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