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Mini Cherry Cheesecake Candy Cane Crescent Danishes

mini cherry cheesecake candy cane crescent danishes
Mini Cherry Cheesecake Candy Cane Crescent Danishes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4

There's truly no better way to begin Christmas morning than with these adorable mini candy cane-shaped crescent Danishes for breakfast! Top Pillsbury™ crescent rolls with sweetened cream cheese and cherry pie filling, then wrap and shape into festive candy canes. Once baked, drizzle each one with icing, and share with the people you love. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 23, 2019
Pillsbury Crescents
Make with
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

4
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
3/4
cup cherry pie filling with more fruit (from 21-oz can)
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In small bowl, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar with spoon until well blended.
  • 3
    For crescent rolls, unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Pinch seams together. If using dough sheet, unroll dough; cut into four (6x4-inch rectangles). Place dough rectangles onto cookie sheet, short side closest to you, spacing them apart.
  • 4
    Spread 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture onto left long side of dough, in a 2-inch-wide strip. Spread heaping 2 tablespoons of pie filling on top of cream cheese mixture; repeat for remaining dough, cream cheese mixture and pie filling.
  • 5
    Make six (1-inch) cuts on right side (with no filling); carefully fold over dough strips to enclose filling. Tuck ends of dough underneath bottom edge to attach. Gently pick up top end of dough, and curve one end to form top of candy cane; repeat.
  • 6
    Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon milk until well blended. If necessary, add additional drops of milk until thin enough to drizzle; drizzle onto crescents.
  • 7
    Use spatula to carefully transfer crescents from parchment to serving platter, loosening edges with spatula first, if needed.

Expert Tips

  • Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup—it'll catch any pie filling that may bubble out while baking.
  • To quickly soften cream cheese, remove from wrapper, and place on microwavable plate. Microwave uncovered on High about 15 seconds or until just softened.
  • Use any remaining pie filling as a topping for ice cream or a warm brownie.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Danish
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
520mg
21%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
30g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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