Breakfast Has Never Been So Sweet!
This week we got a TON of great new coupons for the start of September, so I wanted to use some of those coupons in order to make something that is equally awesome. After giving it some good thought, I decided to go with a sweet breakfast favorite (often times overlooked for breakfast): Fruit & Cheese Danish.
I love danish because you can eat it for breakfast alongside your morning cup of coffee or enjoy it as an anytime snack with a glass of milk. They are also great to share with friends or coworkers, just be prepared for all of the complements to start flowing in immediately, along with requests to bring them along for future gatherings or events!
- Prep: 20 minutes (50 minutes if you include the 30 minutes the crescent rolls are in the freezer)
- Cook: 12-15 minutes
- 2 cans original Pillsbury crescent rolls
- 1 can pie filling (I used cherry and strawberry)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup sugar
- powdered sugar
The deciding factor in going with these Fruit & Cheese Danishes was the sheer amount of coupons that are available on CouponSurfer that coincide with the ingredients for this recipe. Here are all of the coupons that you can use to get some of the ingredients listed above:
- Save $1 on any two Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods
- Save $0.75 on any two Duncan Hines Comstock and Wilderness Products (pie filling)
- Save $0.55 on one Philadelphia Cream Cheese 2-pack
- Save $0.50 on one McCormick Spice and one McCormick Extract
- Save $0.75 on any two Domino Sugar Products 2 lbs or Larger (regular & powdered sugar!) Or
- Save $0.65 on Domino Quick Dissolve Superfine or Pourable Brown Flip Top Package
Please note that I doubled the recipe above because of the 2-pack of cream cheese & the two cans of Duncan Hines pie filling coupons, which is reflected in the pictures below. However, in doing so I was able to make both strawberry and cherry danishes with even more to share with my friends, family and coworkers!
- Start by placing the two cans of crescent roll in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
- Just before the 30 minutes are up, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a couple of baking sheets with either silicon mats or parchment paper and set them aside.
- Next, combine the cream cheese, vanilla extract and sugar into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth & fluffy; set aside. I used the 3 setting on my electric hand mixer for the following result.
- Open the cans and evenly slice each roll of dough into 12 disc-shaped pieces. You may find that the dough will naturally split into two smaller rolls of dough as it did for me. This is okay as long as you end up with 12 evenly sized pieces of dough.
- Place the slices on your lined baking sheets with about an inch of space between each disc to ensure enough space while baking. Then flatten the centers to create an indent for the fillings. I primarily used the bottom of a spice container dipped in flour to do this, but also used my fingers for a little extra flattening in the middle of the dough.
- Once you have created an indent in all of your dough discs, fill the indent half with the cream cheese mixture and half with the pie filling. Then bake until edges are golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.
- After a couple of minutes transfer the danishes from the baking sheet to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once the danishes are cooled completely, mix a large spoonful of powdered sugar with a little milk in a small bowl until the sugar becomes a thick liquid – like the icing you put on top of cinnamon rolls. Then transfer the icing into a pastry or Ziploc bag, cut off the tip and drizzle over the pastries.
Now all that is left to do is enjoy one…or four, I don’t judge!
What are your favorite breakfast items? Are you a bacon and eggs kind of person, or does the indulgence of these sweet and scrumptious danishes sound right up your alley? Let me know by leaving a reply in the comment section below and be sure to share with your friends and family so they too can get in on this tasty action!