Do you want to make an amazing breakfast pastry without all the fuss? This Honey Nut Cream Cheese Danish Recipe is unbelievably simple. Use crescent rolls as a shortcut then fill with orange infused cream cheese, top with honeyed walnuts and pistachios. A cheese danish with flavors inspired by baklava!
I’m not typically a sweet breakfast type of gal. Eggs, bacon and potatoes are my morning comfort food. But, for some strange reason that all changes on Sunday mornings and holidays. Sweet, delicious pastries are required on Sundays and holidays! This Honey Nut Cream Cheese Danish Recipe is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings.
Not only is this breakfast or brunch recipe super quick and easy, it has a few less calories thanks to Whole Earth Sweetener Honey 50. Hey, every little bit counts, right? Whole Earth Sweetener Honey 50 is an organic honey and organic stevia blend. With 50% fewer calories per serving, just a 1/2 a tablespoon needed for every 1 tablespoon of honey.
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This danish recipe is so easy because we cheat a little with canned crescent rolls. I’ll let you in on a secret…I never make homemade pastry dough! While I usually make everything from scratch I just do not have the time or patience to be fussing with pastry dough. There I said it. I, Nicole Harris, will never be a world renowned pastry chef. And I’m okay with that.
Who needs a pastry chef when you can make these delectable danish in 30 minutes or less?
The honey and nuts on top bring this danish up to a whole new level. Imagine a cheese danish crossed with baklava. Yep, it doesn’t get better than that.
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Honey Nut Cream Cheese Danish Recipe
1 Can Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
4 ounces Cream Cheese – softened
1 teaspoon Orange Zest + more for topping
2 teaspoons Whole Earth Sweetener Honey 50 – divided
1/2 Tablespoon Melted Butter – divided
1 Tablespoon Chopped Walnuts
1 Tablespoon Chopped Pistachios
Preheat oven to 350°F
Remove rolls from can. Connect 2 crescent to create a rectangle. Gently stretch rectangle as long as possible without ripping. Twist each end opposite directions to for a long corkscrew shape. Spiral into a circular shape then hollow out a well in the middle to hold the filling. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with buttered parchment paper.
Mix cream cheese, orange zest and 1 tsp Whole Earth Sweetener Honey 50 until smooth. Fill danish with cream cheese mixture.
Mix walnuts, pistachios, 1/4 Tb melted butter and 1 tsp Whole Earth Sweetener Honey 50. Top filled danish with nut mixture. Brush danish with remaining melted butter.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Top with orange zest, flaked sea salt and additional honey. Serve.