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Cherry-Almond-Cream Cheese Crescent Danish Tree

Cherry-Almond-Cream Cheese Crescent Danish Tree
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 11
Nothing says happy holidays like a Christmas tree-shaped treat, and this pull-apart made up of mini crescent Danishes will be your new favorite. Each pastry gets filled with an almond-sweetened cream cheese mixture and scoop of cherry pie filling, then arranged into a tree shape before baking—no fussy dough rolling required!
Updated January 31, 2019
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

Danish and Filling

  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
  • 2 oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup canned cherry pie filling (from 21-oz can)

Topping

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons milk

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Remove dough from can; do not unroll. Using serrated knife, cut dough roll into 11 rounds.
  • 2
    Using photo as a guide, arrange dough into shape of tree on cookie sheet, spacing slightly apart, and ending with one round for the base. Gently press middle of each round to create a well for topping.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix cream cheese, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and the almond extract with spoon until mixed well. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon cream cheese mixture on center of each dough round, spreading slightly. Top each with 1 cherry. Bake 16 to 19 minutes or until golden brown and dough is baked through.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of the milk, adding more as necessary for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle topping on top of crescent tree, and serve warm.

  • Use leftover cherry pie filling as a topping for ice cream, cake or brownies.
  • Danishes are best served the same day.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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