Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Apple Danish Pies

From Taste of Home Cooking for 2 Winter 2008

1/3 C sugar
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
2 C chopped peeled tart apples
1/4 C unsweetened apple juice
1 tube (4oz) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 pkg (3oz) cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 C confectioners' sugar
2 tsp 2% milk

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Add apples and juice; toss to coat.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Remove from the heat.
Separate crescent dough into four triangles.  On a lightly floured surface, roll two triangles into 5" circles.  Place each into an 8oz ramekin, pressing dough onto the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides.
In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla.  Spread over dough in ramekins.  Top with apple mixture.  Roll out remaining crescent dough into 4" circles; place over filling.  Cut slits in top.
Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown.  Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over pies. Serve warm.

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