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Shortcut Cheese & Fruit Danish

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I just got back from my trip to Green Giant in Minnesota this week.  It was so nice to spend two nights in a hotel and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning.  Every morning when I came downstairs there was a Starbucks and a huge breakfast buffet.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

Now I am home and I missed my family so much!  Now if I could just wake up in the morning to Starbucks and a buffet I would be set!  Since that isn’t going to happen, I thought I would bring a little bit of the buffet home.  There were these really great Danish made out of puff pastry.  Puff pastry can take a lot of work, and I am all about shortcuts!  So, I came up with these super easy cheese Danish made out of Biscuit mix.  They are flaky, rich, and delicious, just like the ones at the hotel.  Just perfection with a hot cup of coffee.

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Take a few minutes to make these this weekend, and dream that you are on vacation…even if it lasts for just a minute.

Shortcut Cheese & Fruit Danish

These super easy Danish will make you want them every morning.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:12 mins
Total Time:27 mins

Ingredients

Danish

  • 2 Cups Biscuit Mix Or Gluten Free Biscuit Mix
  • 1/4 Cup Butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Milk

Cheese Filing

  • 4 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Fruit Filling

  • Jam of your choice

Icing

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 450 Degrees F
  • In bowl mix Biscuit mix, 1/4 cup butter, 2 tbsp sugar and 2/3 cup milk until dough forms let sit.
  • In another bowl beat together cream cheese, egg yolk, 3 Tbsp Sugar and vanilla.
  • Drop biscuit mix by rounded Tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined baked sheet.
  • Create a well in the middle of the dough with the back of your spoon.
  • Spoon 1 tsp of cream cheese mix and 1/2 tsp of jam of your choice in the center. You may just use cheese or jam if you prefer. Repeat this with each danish.
  • Leave a couple inches of space between each one on the baking sheet to allow for spreading.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes at 450 Degrees or until golden brown.
  • While cooling whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar and 1-2 TBSP of milk until icing forms. Drizzle over danish and serve.
  • Makes 8-10 danish

Notes

Gluten Free

  • Use your favorite gluten free baking mix in place of bisquick. I used the Aldi brand.
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Amanda@AFewShortCuts.com

 

In bowl mix Biscuit mix, 1/4 cup butter, 2 tbsp sugar and 2/3 cup milk until dough forms let sit.

In another bowl beat together cream cheese, egg yolk, 3 Tbsp Sugar and vanilla.

Until it looks like this.

Drop biscuit mix by rounded Tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined baked sheet.
Create a well in the middle of the dough with the back of your spoon.
Spoon 1 tsp of cream cheese mix and 1/2 tsp of jam of your choice in the center.  You may just use cheese or jam if you prefer.  Repeat this with each danish.

Leave a couple inches of space between each one on the baking sheet to allow for spreading.

Bake for 10-12 minutes at 450 Degrees or until golden brown.

While cooling whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar and 1-2 TBSP of milk until icing forms.  Drizzle over danish and serve.


All you need now is a hot cup of coffee!

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One Comment

  1. In your picture of ingredients you have half and half and then you mention milk in the recipe. Does it matter or when you mention milk you mean half and half.

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