I have been compensated by Immaculate Baking for this cranberry cream cheese danish post and recipe; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.
These cranberry cream cheese danishes are so simple and delicious! They are perfect for holiday parties.
The holidays can be such a busy and stressful time. Gifts to buy, cards to send out, parties to attend and host, and the list just goes on and on. It can quickly become all about the stress and not at all about the joy. This year I’m making a big effort to simplify things so that I can have a stress-free Christmas and holiday season.
I started with Thanksgiving and it went so well. Normally I have spent 2-3 days cooking for the Thanksgiving meal I host for my husband’s family. I make several side dishes, a couple of desserts, up to two different types of meat, and all from scratch. It’s very time consuming and we always had way more food than we could eat.
This year instead of cooking all day Wednesday before Thanksgiving like normal, I went on a fun date with my husband. We did a bit of shopping and had a wonderful dinner. It was so nice to just relax and enjoy the day without worrying about all the food I needed to make. We still had tons of food, including leftovers, and everyone enjoyed the meal. Best of all I got to enjoy the day a lot more.
This plan is carrying over into the rest of the holiday season. I’m going to do less and enjoy it more. Christmas dinner will also be simplified. While I love cooking everything from scratch, sometimes shortcuts are good. When I found out about Immaculate Baking Company I knew I had to try some of the products to help with this. One thing I’m going to do is use a package of their organic crescent rolls in place of my normal homemade rolls this Christmas. You still get delicious, hot from the oven rolls but with so much less work.
I also want to pick up some of their organic cinnamon rolls to make on Christmas Eve morning as a nice treat. They have so many great organic products as well as gluten-free options. You can also use their products to make your own holiday dessert recipes.
I wanted to make a holiday dessert using leftover cranberry sauce but wanted it to be very simple. Immaculate Baking Company’s organic crescent rolls gave me the inspiration to make cranberry cream cheese danishes. They are delicious, impressive but also simple.
I have found Immaculate Baking Company products at my local Whole Foods. They have a great selection of their products and other great baking supplies. I was able to get all of my ingredients for the danishes at Whole Foods, even the parchment paper, and sandwich bags to use as piping bags. It’s always helpful to only have to make one stop.
You can also use store-bought cranberry sauce, just make sure it’s whole cranberry sauce, or you can make your own. I made my own for Thanksgiving and saved half for Christmas. It freezes really well. A little extra can be used for these delicious danishes.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish
- 1 can Immaculate Baking Company Organic Crescent Rolls
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 8 teaspoons cranberry sauce
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Remove rolls from the container, do not unroll them.
Using a sharp knife make 8 slices.
Place each dough slice on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Using your fingers or a measuring cup flatten out each roll building a small wall around the edges.
Using an electric mixer, mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Put a small dollop of the mixture in each danish.
Add a teaspoon full of cranberries to each danish.
Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.
To make the glaze combine the milk and sugar. You can use a pastry bag or a sandwich bag with the end clipped to drizzle.
Let cool and add the glaze.