A light and easy recipe for a Danish pastry dessert. For a variety, try substituting fruit jam for the pie filling.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.

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  • Unroll one of the cans of crescent dough and place into prepared baking dish; press onto bottom of pan to form a crust, firmly pressing seams together to seal.

  • Beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, egg white, and vanilla extract with an electric hand mixer on medium speed in a bowl until well blended; spread onto crust. Spread cherry pie filling over the cream cheese mixture.

  • Pat remaining crescent dough onto a large sheet of waxed paper forming a 13x9-inch rectangle, pressing seams together to seal. Invert over pie filling to form top crust; discard waxed paper.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes; cool at least 20 minutes.

  • Stream milk into remaining 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar in a bowl, while beating until well blended and thick; drizzle over warm dessert. Cut into 24 rectangles to serve. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 22.4g 7% DV; fat 8.4g 13% DV; cholesterol 14.2mg 5% DV; sodium 228.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2013
This was very easy to make and my family just loved it..I made it just as Rick said..No need to change anything about it.. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/08/2019
Not a big fan of this one. Think it needs to be cooked a little longer...hard to tell if bottom and top are cooked properly. Does not store well. Suggest eating right away. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2013
This was very easy to make and my family just loved it..I made it just as Rick said..No need to change anything about it.. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2015
It tastes great and is easy to make. I think I would prefer it with puff pastry next time. Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
10/08/2019
Not a big fan of this one. Think it needs to be cooked a little longer...hard to tell if bottom and top are cooked properly. Does not store well. Suggest eating right away. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2015
We loved the recipe. It was so easy to make but my one complaint is that when I put the leftovers in the fridge the next day the top crust was so soft just like raw dough.it waligbrowned when it came out of the oven. Read More