Monday, September 3, 2012

Easy Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

Cherry pie is my absolute favorite pie flavor...well if you don't count chocolate!! This is a fun and easy way to get your cherry fix in. These Danishes are quick and easy to make and boy do they taste good!
2 cans of crescent rolls
1 8oz package of cream cheese at room temp.
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp sour cream
Cherry Pie filling (canned)
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp softened butter
Preheat the oven to 350.
Open the crescent rolls carefully to avoid unrolling or tearing the dough. You'll need to leave it in it's cylindrical shape. Slice the dough into pieces about 1/4 inch thick (as though you're slicing cookie dough). Place the slices on a cookie sheet and with your fingers press the center in to make an indentation for the cream cheese filling.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, white sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and sour cream. Add a TBSP of pie filling, inside the indentation that you made to the dough, then add a TBSP of the mixture on top of the cherries.  Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
While the danish are baking, you can make a quick royal icing to drizzle over the tops. Mix together the confectioner's sugar, milk and butter in a small bowl.  Use a spoon to drizzle it over the tops of the danish. Take the danish out of the oven and allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes before icing.
Slice crescent roll dough into 1/4 inch slices
Make a well in center with finger
Fill with a small amount of pie filling
Next add a tbsp of cream cheese mixture
Ready for the oven
15 minutes later they are golden  and ready
Mix up frosting
Drizzle over cooled Danishes


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