Hubby and I were craving something sweet the other morning and I threw together these fast and easy cherry cream cheese danishettes.
Since I was just kind of winging it, I don't have any exact measurements, but its mostly to taste anyway. Makes 9, but we already ate 3 before I took the pictures. :-)
Ready made Puff Pastry (1 sheet)
Cherry pie filling (or fruit of choice)
Cream cheese mixture:
Half block of cream cheese (4oz)
1 Tbs sugar
vanilla extract (few drops)
lemon juice (just a splash)
Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for 10 seconds and mix in the sugar, vanilla, and lemon. The amounts are really just to taste.
1 cup of powdered sugar
2-3 tsp orange juice or until you get the right consistency.
I cut the sheet of thawed pastry into 9 squares. Then spread the cream cheese mixture on a diagonal.
Added a few cherries...
And pulled the opposite corners up and pinched them together. Brushed with a bit of egg wash and baked at 400-425 until golden brown, about 15 minutes in my oven.
Let them cool slightly before drizzling with the icing.Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy. These would be great for a brunch table, too!