Cherry Cheese Danish for a Crowd

Recipe by DuChick
READY IN: 44mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350*.
  • Lightly grease or spray a large cookie sheet (with sides) or a jelly roll pan. I've found that a 10" x 13" cookie sheet works best.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  • Remove dough from 1 crescent roll tube.
  • Unroll and place it in middle of the prepared pan. Pat out with fingers, pressing perforations together, until dough completely covers bottom of pan.
  • Warm in oven 4 minutes until slightly dry. This will set the bottom crust.
  • Remove from oven and cool slightly.
  • Spread cheese mixture over dough evenly to edges.
  • Scatter cherry pie filling evenly over cheese.
  • Unroll remaining sheet of crescent roll dough and separate into 8 triangles on top of cherries filling.They should not cover the surface completely; just be sure to space them evenly. *Another option is to tear the 8 triangles into small 1" pieces and randomly scatter them over the top of the pie filling.
  • Brush triangles or 1" pieces with egg glaze.
  • Bake 20-30 minutes or until top crust is golden and cheese mixture is set.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack before dusting with powdered sugar.
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