Candy Cane Cream Cheese Danish

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Candy Cane Cream Cheese Danish from Walking on Sunshine Recipes


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.
Lay parchment paper on top of crescent rolls from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Using a pizza cutter, cut out the shape of the candy cane.  EASY! 
Use a pizza cutter for the Candy Cane Danish from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Cut stripes with the extra dough.  
With the excess dough, cut strips that will become the stripes for the candy cane danish.

Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the candy cane dough.
Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the crescent roll from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Add the cherry pie filling. 
Spread the cherries on top of the cream cheese mixture from Walking on Sunshine Recipes


Now add the strips of dough to form the stripes of the candy cane  Tuck the ends under to make everything neat.  
Lay the extra dough on top of the danish to create the stripes of the candy cane from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

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?
Candy Cane Danish on white plate from Walking on Sunshine Recipes WOS


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.




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Candy Cane Danish

This Candy Cane Danish is the perfect recipe to serve to your family and friends for Christmas. It makes a beautiful presentation!

INGREDIENTS:

For the Danish
  • Two cans of crescent rolls
  • 1 package cream cheese; softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
For the Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 TBS. milk

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Unroll the crescent rolls and set two sections aside to make the "stripes" on the candy cane. Lay out the remaining crescent roll sections in the shape of a candy cane making sure you overlap each section.
  2. Use a pizza cutter or a knife to make your danish look more like a candy cane instead of a number seven.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until well blended. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the crescent rolls.
  4. Spoon the pie filling on top being careful not to go to close to the edges.
  5. Cut the remaining crescent rolls into strips and place them on top of your filling to create the stripes of the candy cane.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until the crescent rolls are golden brown.
  7. Mix together the ingredients for the glaze and drizzle over the candy cane.
NOTES:
  1. You can also use one can of crescent roll SHEET dough.
  2. I like to make a template of a candy cane on parchment paper and lay it on top of the crescent rolls to help cut the shape.



Candy Cane Danish Collage from Walking on Sunshine Recipes


You can read all about the Cookie Exchange Party HERE...

How to host a cookie exchange Christmas party from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.




16 comments :

  1. This looks so good... Perfect for the holiday season. Sharing on Facebook.

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  2. So easy and yummy looking! I'm sure your friends at the brunch loved it!

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  3. That really looks beautiful and perfect for the holiday table. xo Catherine

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  4. This is so cute! And so easy to make too! Inspiring :)

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  5. I love this recipe! So festive, so easy, and so delicious! Pinned.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  6. What an adorable idea! So festive, and delicious! Pinning! Thanks for sharing it at Foodie Fridays!

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  7. This looks absolutely delicious. Pinning it. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  8. Thank you so much for linking up your yummy looking recipe on the Brag-Worthy Thursday link party, however, we are trying to stick to just DIY/home/craft posts, so we will have to delete your link. Thank you for understanding.

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  9. I made this once but it didn't look this pretty. It's really hard to do but tastes very good!

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  10. I love this, mine does not look as delicious, but I'll keep trying.

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  11. I absolutely adore this! I am totally making this for Christmas morning!

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  12. You do not realize how much I want this right now! I have my coffee ready!

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  13. This is adorable, and it sounds delicious!

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  14. Ooh, I love danishes, and this looks absolutely beautiful!

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  15. This looks almost to pretty to eat! ...almost. ;) Thanks for sharing.

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