Keto Danish
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Serves: 4
  • Dough:
  • 1¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • ¾ cup powdered pork rinds
  • 1 egg
  • ⅛ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • Cinnamon Filling:
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Swerve confectioners
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve confectioners or a few drops of stevia glycerite
  • Glaze:
  • ¼ cup Swerve confectioners
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or heavy cream)
  • Optional garnish: crushed almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. To make the dough, place the mozzarella and the cream cheese in a heat safe bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is entirely melted. Stir well with a spatula. Add the egg and stir to combine well. Add the powdered pork rinds and combine well.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
  4. Place a greased piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  5. Place one ball of dough the dough on the greased piece of parchment paper and pat out with your hands to make a large circle shape, about 4 by 4 inches. Pinch the outsides to create a crater in the center. Repeat with dough so you have 4 circles placed 1 inch apart from each other.
  6. Make the cinnamon filling by placing the melted butter, natural sweetener and cinnamon in a small bowl and use a fork to combine well. Divide the mixture into the center of each circle.
  7. Fold the outer ½ inch of the circle into the center to make a danish shape that has a well in the middle for the cream cheese filling.
  8. Make the cream cheese filling by placing the softened cream cheese and natural sweetener in a bowl. Mix well to combine. Divide this mixture evenly into the middle of each danish.
  9. Place the cookie sheet with the danishes in the oven to bake for 9 -11 minutes or until the danishes are golden brown and dough is fully cooked. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile make the glaze by placing the natural sweetener in a small bowl, add just enough almond milk to make a thin glaze. If it gets too thin, add a tablespoon of natural sweetener, and if it is too thick, add a splash of almond milk.
  11. Once the danishes are cool, drizzle glaze over and sprinkle with crushed almonds if desired.
Nutritional Information:
361 calories, 28g fat, 26g protein, 2g carbs, 1g fiber
Recipe by Maria Mind Body Health at