Need a fast and easy brunch option? This super quick Cheese Danish is a total crowd pleaser! With minimal ingredients and maximum flavor, you'll make this again and again!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment, set aside.
In a the bowl of your mixer (or a large bowl with a hand mixer) mix the cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar and almond extract until smooth and well combined, scrapping down the sides as you go. Set aside.
Place the crescent sheet onto the lined sheet pan and slightly flatten it (you don't want it too thin).
Using a pizza wheel or knife, cut 1 inch strips about 1 1/2 inches into each side, leaving around 3-4 inches of dough uncut on the inside.
Place the cream cheese mixture down the center where the dough is not cut.
Take the strips and fold them over each other, pressing lightly in the middle to create the braid.
Fold the ends in to hold in the filling.
In a small bowl, whisk egg and water together to make an egg wash. Lightly brush the egg wash over the braided pastry and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Bake uncovered for around 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool for 10 minutes and then slice and serve immediately.