Cheese Danish Muffins

A tribute to the universally favored cheese danish--hopefully with less fat and calories:) These are really fabulous if drizzled with a simple lemon glaze (some powdered sugar and lemon juice).

Ready In:
35mins
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ingredients

directions

  • Preheat oven to 400*F.
  • Have ready 12 greased or paper-lined standard-size muffin cups.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, 2 Tbsp.
  • sugar, and lemon juice until fluffy; set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg lightly with a fork; add the milk, melted butter, and lemon zest.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the egg mixture just until combined; do not overmix.
  • Fill the muffin cups 1/2 full; place 1 Tbsp.
  • of the cheese mixture in the center of each cup.
  • Cover with remaining batter; bake for 20 minutes, until tops are lightly golden and a toothpick tests out clean.
  • Cool 5 minutes in the tins before inverting onto wire racks.
  • Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with a lemon glaze, if desired; serve warm or cool.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator; bring to room temperature before serving.
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"A tribute to the universally favored cheese danish--hopefully with less fat and calories:) These are really fabulous if drizzled with a simple lemon glaze (some powdered sugar and lemon juice)."
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  1. coconutcream
    I was a little disappointed with this recipe, though they were still pretty good. The muffins themselves didn't have as much filling as I would have hoped, and I was only able to get about half a tablespoon, if that, of filling into each muffin, so it didn't contribute too much to the taste of the muffin as a whole. I also found that if you put the filling too close to the top (oops), some of it peeks out the top of the muffin as they cook. I dusted with powdered sugar when these came out of the oven. I'm giving this recipe four starts because, though not as good as I'd hoped, I don't dislike these and they did bake up 12 big, full, beautifully-shaped muffins. Next time I might try doubling the filling mixture.
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  2. JamesDeansGirl
    A tribute to the universally favored cheese danish--hopefully with less fat and calories:) These are really fabulous if drizzled with a simple lemon glaze (some powdered sugar and lemon juice).
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