Cherry Cheese Danish for a Crowd

"I first had this at a school potluck and I indulged in more than my fair share! This feeds a small crowd of 16 people and the best thing is that it doesn't need refrigeration. It can be baked and kept at room temperature for up to one day."
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  • 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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  1. This is an awesome recipe!!! Easy to make and everyone loved it!!!!
  2. Wow - super easy and super delicious! This was so quick to put together with an impressive result. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing. Made for Fall PAC 2012.


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