Cream Cheese Danish {Foodie Friday – Christmas Brunch Edition}

December 6, 2013

Other than the true reason we celebrate Christmas, one of my favorite parts of the season is delicious and FUN foods I get to eat – and make!

When I was asked to be a guest blogger for a Foodie Friday post, I had a hard time narrowing down my favorite Christmas eats, so instead, I will focus on one mealtime. Brunch.

The brunch menu I have selected below is great because it can really be used with any season or any party! Some of the menu items I’ll blog about over the next few months here on Mississippi Women Bloggers, so stay tuned!

When I plan a menu, especially a brunch menu, I’ve got to include a salty and a sweet. It’s a must. So let me share.

Fun and Easy Brunch Menu

Cream Cheese Danish
Sausage and Cheese Muffins
Pigs in a Blanket with dipping sauce
French Toast Bake
Party Ham Rolls
Fresh Fruit

Let’s start at the top and begin with Cream Cheese Danishes!

Can I get an AMEN?

This is the best breakfast item for Christmas morning! I mean, anything that begins with crescent rolls and follows up with cream cheese is BOUND to be good!

Cream Cheese Danish
Two 8 oz cans crescent rolls
8 oz package cream cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream
1.5 c sugar (divided)
1 egg
1/2 c melted butter (or one stick)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 c pecans, chopped (optional – I didn’t use)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of dish (from experience, 9×13 is a little bit too big. If you have something a tad smaller, that would work best).  Unroll one can of rolls for bottom later and press perforated edges together and ease edges up to the sides of the dish.  Combine one cup sugar, egg, cream cheese and vanilla. Spread over dough.  Unroll second can for top crust and place over cream cheese mixture, pressing to seal edges.  Combine butter, 1/2 c sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Spread over top.  Bake 30 minutes.  Cool completely before serving.

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Want to make something before Christmas so you are not in a rush that weekend? This is great to freeze and thaw!

To freeze: Bake, cool, freeze, then thaw overnight before the day you plan to serve it. Always serve at room temperature.

 

photo copy 3Brittany and her husband, John Michael, live in Clinton, Mississippi. After graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in Communication and seven years of working in Public Relations, Brittany is now a stay at home mom of two boys, Ryder, four and Rhodes, one. In her “me” time (that would be when the babies are napping or at preschool), she enjoys shopping for her antiques and interiors booth, “Fresh Picked.” In addition, she loves checking out books from the library and redecorating her home. But her favorite thing of all is spending time with her family, which is frequently blogged about at www.brittanyandjohnmichael.blogspot.com.

Kayla @ Mississippi Mrs. December 6, 2013 at 11:31 am

I LOVE a danish. This makes me smile to see! ((And hungry!))

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