Everything Thanksgiving, I make homemade danishes. My husband is a huge fan of these pastries, and always loved it when I bought them for him, but after tasting more than one very sub-par, stale danish, I thought... there had to be a better way! 

I did some looking around, and found a recipe for not only a better danish, but dare I say the best danish out there! 

I start the day before Thanksgiving, because this delectable pastry dough in all its glory (butter) takes a lot of time and love folding, rolling out, chilling, folding, and resting again! 

The morning of Thanksgiving, I take the beautiful, risen pastry dough out of the fridge, bursting at the seams of what it's wrapped in, and ready to be formed into one of the most beautiful breakfasts (dessert?) you've ever eaten. 

I quickly make a sweet cream cheese spread and fruit compote to braid into this soft dough, add an egg wash, and pop it into the oven for about 20 minutes. When that timer goes off and I open the oven, I swear I hear angels singing. I can't bake these fast enough for everyone! 

Am I humble about my kitchen skills? Well, I don't think I ever claimed to be. I'm a ninja in the kitchen, and this is one of our favorite yearly traditions! This year, I decided to share the recipe with y'all on here. It isn't my recipe, so I can hardly claim any praise for that, but if you don't want to go to all the work to make your own this Christmas season, just order however many you want on here, and I will have them made up and ready to serve and wow your guests!

Head on over to the Shop page to order yours, or tag me on IG at @thebucketlisthomestead if you decide to make it yourself!

Vanilla Glazed Blackberry Cheese Danish Braid