Cream Cheese Danish Casserole

Cream Cheese Danish Casserole  is the perfect take to work or brunch breakfast! Everyone loves it!
I like to make 2 of them, one regular one, and one with either an added fruit layer such as strawberry apple or cherry along with the cream cheese layer. 
breakfast casserole

This time I made an apple cream cheese danish using my homemade apple pie jam for a coworkers bridal shower. I had to rush and snap some pictures of it at work! 

I first posted this recipe way back in 2012 when I hadn't been blogging very long. I had come across this recipe many many years ago in a local community cookbook, and it was called Williamsburg bread. Willamsburg Virginia is just nearby, and has preserved it's colonial heritage that you can walk through and enjoy along with it's proximity to Jamestown, it's a fun place to visit. I don't know if the recipe came from there or just got renamed that in the cookbook but any time I can make a giant cheese danish and it sounds fancy.. I'm in!
breakfast casserole

I decided to repost it again, as a brand new, fresh post, because, well I took new photos, and can we really have danish too many times?


Cream Cheese Danish Casserole

  •  2 pkg. of crescent roll dough (either the regular kind with the perforations or the new style that is a solid sheet)
  • 2  (8 oz. ) pkg's of cream cheese
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1  1/2 cup sugar : Separated: 1 cup/1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cinnamon (just a smidge to sprinkle on top)
  • Optional: ¼ cup apple or cherry pie filling, or strawberry jam

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree's.
  2.  Spray 9 x 13 pan  with non stick spray.
  3. Open one can of crescent dough and unroll onto bottom of baking pan.
  4. If bought the individual roll style dough : Pinch together seams.
  5. Set pan aside. In a mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, egg yolk (save the egg white for later) 1 cup of sugar (save the other 1/2 cup for later) and vanilla, till blended and creamy.
  6. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over the bottom crust of the crescent dough.
  7. Spread any optional toppings such as pie filling or jam on top of the cream cheese.
  8. Open up remaining can of crescent dough and unroll on top of the cream cheese layer.  Pinch the seams together.
  9. Brush top crust with egg white and then sprinkle with the 1/2 cup sugar  and with desired amount of cinnamon.

breakfast casserole
  1. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 30 minutes till bread is baked and turning golden brown. Don't over bake.

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