Apricot “Danish” Breakfast Pizza

Cream cheese and apricot topping combine with sweet yeast dough to give the flavor of Danish Pastry in pizza form. Imagine a giant, pizza-sized Danish pastry topped with sweet swirls of cream cheese and apricot.


30 minutes


25 minutes


12 to 16 slices




  • 2¼ teaspoons (1 pkg) dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup warm water (100-110°F)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 3-3¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Challenge Butter, cut in ½-inch cubes
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon peel
  • ½ cup apricot preserves


  • 1

    Combine yeast, ½ teaspoon sugar, and warm water in a small bowl. Let stand 5 minutes or until yeast mixture is bubbly. Stir sour cream and egg into the yeast mixture and set aside.

  • 2

    Into a food processor bowl with dough blade attachment, add 3 cups of flour, ¼ cup of sugar and salt. Pulse to combine.

  • 3

    Add butter and pulse to combine.

  • 4

    Add yeast mixture through chute while processor is running; keep processing until mixture forms into a ball.

  • 5

    Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and satiny. Add additional flour if necessary. Place dough into buttered bowl and turnover once to butter top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour.)

  • 6

    Punch down dough and knead dough on lightly floured surface to release air. Place dough on a buttered 14-inch pizza pan or 10×15 jelly-roll pan. Cover and let the dough rest 5 to 10 minutes. Stretch and pat dough out evenly to fit the pan.

  • 7

    Blend together cream cheese and ½ cup sugar until smooth, then blend in egg and lemon peel. Spread mixture over top of dough. Dot the top of the cream cheese mixture with teaspoons of apricot preserves; swirl to create a marbled effect.

  • 8

    Let rise (10 to 15 minutes) until dough is puffy. Bake 25 minutes at 350°F or until crust is golden brown.

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