A few weeks back I shared my recipe for Strawberry Cheese Danishes over at Crafty Meggy’s blog. It was something that I devised based on a Pinterest recipe and I made it on the fly so I hope you enjoy it!
I am always looking for new ways to clean out my refrigerator and use up the stuff I have in a creative way. Before my family and I embarked on our trip to Indiana to celebrate my brother in law’s wedding, I had one of those moments where I just wanted to clear out the refrigerator before I came back to a weird fridge monster. So I managed to cook a bunch of successful meals throughout the week. The day before our departure, I was left with a can of crescent rolls, a package of cream cheese and a container of one of Kaylee’s favorite fruits…strawberries. Now I was wondering what I could make with these items that we could actually finish eating before we left. I hit up my favorite place on the web…Pinterest. I found several concoctions that I could try but one stood out above the rest. I found a recipe for a cheese danish made with crescent rolls. I fancied it up with the strawberries and here is what I ended up with:
Strawberry Cheese Danishes
Author: Amy Ramnarine
2 tubes of crescent rolls
1 8 oz package of cream cheese (at room temp)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chopped up strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter (softened)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, combine the strawberries and sugar and allow them to sit for 15 minutes.
Mix the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla with a whisk until it is somewhat fluffy.
Open the tubes of crescent rolls. Without unrolling them (leave it in a log shape), cut into 8 pieces. Do the same to the other roll.
Place the disks onto a lined cookie sheet and press your finger into the center of each disk, essentially making a little dough cup.
Dollop the cream cheese mixture into each cup and top with the macerated strawberries.
Make sure not to get too much of the strawberry juice onto the danish or it will make it a bit soggy.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
While the danishes are baking, make the icing by whisking the confectioner’s sugar, milk and softened butter until it forms a glaze.
Remove the danishes from the oven and allow them to cool before spooning the icing over them
Amy is a former preschool teacher turned stay at home mom that loves to crochet, craft, knit, bake and is also a fan of photography. She is now a freelance crochet designer and blogger. Amy started her blog in 2012 to help promote her crochet business but now shares aspects of her every day life including crafts, recipes, and of course, crochet!