This recipe was born out of leftovers I had from making my Chocolate Cherry Cream Cheese Cake. I still had some of the cream cheese mixture and cherry pie filling leftover and really didn’t want to just throw them out. I searched online to see if I could get some ideas and found something similar to this and thought, I’ll make some mini cheese danishes.
Apparently a lot of people are using refrigerated dough to makes these types of recipes. I was surprised to find crescent dough “rounds”. I’d never seen them before. I was thinking I might have to take the traditional crescent dough and pinch the seams in order to get the rounds I needed. I was delighted that I did not have to do that work, that it was already done for me.
1 roll Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
flour, just for dusting
4 ounces soft cream cheese
⅓ cup sugar
1 can cherry pie filling
⅓ cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. milk
Open container of rolls and do no unroll them. Use a sharp, serrated knife to cut through them like slice/bake cookies. Make 10 slices.
Lay each slice on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Use a measuring cup to flatten each roll out and build a small wall around the edge.
Use a drop of flour to prevent sticking and press with your fingertips, too.
Electric mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Dollop a small amount into each “danish.”
Add a teaspoonful of cherries.
Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.
Let cool and add a drizzle of glaze.
Combine milk and sugar and drizzle on danishes. Can use a pastry bag, if desired.