Cheese Danish Filling

Here’s a classic sweet cream cheese filling for Danishes or coffee cakes. The filling is simplicity itself, something that I almost always just improvise. The rough proportions are as follows:

8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Sometimes I’ll add a little lemon or orange zest if I have it. Combine all ingredients a bowl and beat until fluffy and uniform.

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