The other day I attended a Cookie Exchange Party.
We all were asked to bring a breakfast/brunch dish to share and I brought this delicious Candy Cane Cream Cheese Danish. It was so easy and delicious. I love using crescent rolls to make delicious treats! This Candy Cane Danish looked great on the buffet with all the other yummy food.
My only problem was I was afraid to remove it from the baking tray to put on a pretty Christmas platter!
Draw the candy cane on parchment paper to create a template. Then cut out the candy cane.
Lay the candy cane template on top of the dough.
Using a pizza cutter, cut out the shape of the candy cane. EASY!
Cut stripes with the extra dough.
Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the candy cane dough.
Add the cherry pie filling.
Now add the strips of dough to form the stripes of the candy cane Tuck the ends under to make everything neat.
Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the danish is golden brown. Then add the glaze right before serving. Pretty, right?
Note: It helps to keep the crescent rolls in the shape of a square and not separate them all into the triangle shapes as if you were baking them as crescent rolls. Then build the candy cane using the squares. The recipe calls for 2 cans of crescent rolls, but I didn't use all the crescent rolls. I had about 4 sections leftover...which I baked as crescent rolls! Makes such a beautiful presentation and it tastes delicious.
You can read all about the Cookie Exchange Party HERE...