PHILADELPHIA Cherry Danish Dessert

PHILADELPHIA Cherry Danish Dessert


"A new brunch favorite, these cherry Danish bars are ready to eat in 40 minutes."


40 m servings
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Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll 1 of the cans of crescent dough into 2 long rectangles. Place in greased 13x9-inch baking pan; press onto bottom of pan to form crust, firmly pressing seams together to seal.
  2. Beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup of the sugar, the egg white and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Spread onto crust; cover with pie filling. Unroll remaining can of crescent dough; separate into 2 long rectangles. Pat out to form 13x9-inch rectangle, pressing seams together to seal. Place over pie filling to form top crust.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 min. or until golden brown; cool slightly. Gradually add milk to remaining 3/4 cup sugar, beating with wire whisk until well blended. Drizzle over warm dessert. Cut into 24 rectangles to serve. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.
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  • Size It Up: Enjoy a serving of this easy-to-make Danish on occasion.
  • Variation: Prepare as directed, using apricot or raspberry pie filling. Or, substitute 2 cups chocolate chips or your favorite chopped PLANTERS Nuts for the pie filling.
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  1. 9 Ratings


These are so good! I have made them several times and everyone loves them. I use apple pie filling the most with this. They are good either for breakfast or as a dessert. Yummy!!

The flavor is very good, but I did not like the way the crescent dough pastry turned out. Not flaky, but somewhat rubbery in texture. I will make this again but use puff pastry next time. ****AN...

Excellent! I used a little whipping cream instead of milk for the glaze and added a little vanilla extract (wanted to add almond, but was out) and scattered sliced almonds all over the top and ...

Incredible! Used blueberry pie filling and baked the bottom like some others said. Took it to a party and everyone loved it!!

Delicious!! Next time I will definitely pre-bake the bottom crust for a few minutes b/c it was definitely doughy.

Delicious! Although I did try to make it a bit healthier. Pillsburty now sells whole grain crescent rolls so I used though. I only used 1/4 cup of sugar, regular sugar too, half the cream cheese...

Nice flavor. However, even though I partially precooking the bottom layer, the pastry layers were soft and became gummy. Next time, I would use puff pastry. Cheese layer was much thicker then...

Verry good, not too sweet. If you make this ahead of time, dont glaze it until your ready to eat.