Lemon Coconut Swirl Skillet Danish

Put a new twist on your regular danish with this lemon coconut swirl skillet danish. And don’t forget the cream cheese icing!

Dish Count :: 1 Skillet or Cake Pan, 1 Rolling Pin, 1 Pizza Cutter

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I did it, dragged Ben to go see Cinderella. I’m the worst. But for the most part, I try to be fair and balance out going to see movies we both like – like last time we went to go see the Imitation Game. And the time before that it was probably something else with guns. This time it was squarely in the girly court.

We don’t do movies often, and I’m quickly realizing why – and it’s not just because they pop up practically the day after they leave the theaters on our Apple TV, but because theaters are terrible!! Has the theater experience become just that terrible that fast that I didn’t realize it? Lemon Coconut Swirl Skillet Danish - www.countrycleaver.com This takes that average cinnamon roll up a million notches!

Maybe I’m being hyper sensitive to people whispering behind me, laughing uproariously when clearly there was nothing that funny about what was happening on screen, and hello $5.50 for a Coke? C’mon.

Ben judges me when the only place I do bring a purse is the theater and I do admit to sneaking in a can of Coke to crack when there is a really loud bang or shot – hey at least it’s not a beer! – but for crying out loud it’s highway robbery for a crappy theater going experience.

And just like that, I realize I’ve become what we joke Ben is – Old Man Keno. Just call me Old Lady Keno.

But for two hours of love, romance, Lady Rose as Cinderella, ponies and Rob Stark in tight pants and riding horses – I guess I will pay for that.
Lemon Coconut Swirl Skillet Danish - www.countrycleaver.com This takes that average cinnamon roll up a million notches!

This Lemon Coconut Swirl Skillet Danish was inspired by Country Living’s Sticky Caramel Pecan Roll in their latest magazine. It was just too pretty for words. With spring in the air, I wanted to play a quick switcharoo with the filling and use some lemons and coconut I had on hand. And man was it divine. This disappeared so fast!! It’s ooey, gooey in every little bite. Make this immediately.

Lemon Coconut Swirl Skillet Danish - www.countrycleaver.com This takes that average cinnamon roll up a million notches!

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Yield: 8 Slices

Lemon Coconut Swirl Skillet Danish

Ingredients:


  • For Danish

  • 1 pound store bought Pizza Dough

  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened

  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened

  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

  • 1/4 cup Sugar

  • 1 Lemon, zested

  • 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • For Cream Cheese Icing

  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened

  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla

  • 1/4 cup Milk



Directions:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or cake pan.

  3.  In a bowl, stir together cream cheese and softened butter until smooth in a bowl.

  4. In another bowl, stir together lemon zest, brown sugar, sugar, and salt.

  5. Roll the dough into a 14 inch square. (If the dough springs back, cover it with a dish towel and let stand 5 minutes before continuing to roll).

  6. Spread dough with cream cheese mixture and sprinkle sugar mixture on the other half.

  7. Sprinkle the coconut over the half with the cream cheese mixture and gently press the coconut into the cream cheese.

  8. Fold other half over sugar and press lightly to adhere. Cut dough lengthwise into 4-5 strips. Tightly twist each dough strip. Starting in the center of greased skillet, wrap strips in a spiral pattern, pinching ends together. Cover and let stand in a warm place, 30 minutes.

  9. Bake the danish until golden and cooked through, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare Cream Cheese Icing.

  10. Transfer roll to a serving plate and drizzle with Cream Cheese Icing. Serve warm.

  11. To make the glaze, stir together all of the ingredients for the cream cheese icing together in a bowl. Whisk together until smooth. If too thick, add more milk 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.


Inspired by Country Living's Twisted Sticky Caramel Pecan Roll 


Lemon Coconut Swirl Skillet Danish