Sunday, December 16, 2007

Giant Cinnamon-Cheese Danish Recipe

I'm all about simplicity and making things easy, so I like to visit the site to see what recipes they are stirring up. Just last week I was in a bind and needed to make something quick and easy for a meeting, so I found their recipe for a "Giant Cinnamon Cheese Danish" made from Grands Cinnamon Rolls. We always have these cinnamon rolls on hand because that is what my son likes to eat for breakfast, so this worked out great! And I think I'm going to serve it again on Christmas morning. Here's the recipe:

1 (17.5-oz.) can Pillsbury Grands Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls with Icing
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons sour cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 9-inch glass pie pan with shortening or spray with cooking spray. Separate dough into 5 rolls; set icing aside. Unroll 1 roll into long strip of dough; reroll loosely and place in center of greased pie pan. Unroll second roll; loosely wrap around first roll, cinnamon side in. Replace any cinnamon that falls off. Repeat with remaining rolls, coiling dough in pan into spiral shape.

2. In small bowl, beat all remaining ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spoon cream cheese mixture into decorating bag with tip or gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag with 1/2-inch hole cut in bottom corner. With tip or corner of bag about halfway down into rolls, pipe mixture between strips of dough, starting at center and working to edge of pan, using all of mixture.

3. Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until center is thoroughly baked and edges are deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Meanwhile, remove cover from icing; microwave on Medium (50%) for 10 to 15 seconds or until drizzling consistency.

4. Drizzle icing over warm coffee cake. Cut into wedges. Serve warm.

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1 comment:

  1. Let's have a moment of silent meditation, thinking of how wonderful that would taste. Ahhh. I appreciate the fact that the nutritional information (a.k.a. calorie content) was festively absent. BTW, I would love to see your responses to the Christmas meme I did on my Compendium site ( If you don't have time, I COMPLETELY understand! Merry Merry!