Quick and Easy Apple Cream Cheese Danish

Quick and Easy Apple Cream Cheese Danish -- A Pinch of Joy

Quick and Easy Apple Cream Cheese Danish -- A Pinch of Joy

Cream Cheese sharpened with lemon juice, topped with cinnamony apples on a barely there crust — out of this world goodness!  This is a perfect make ahead dish for a group brunch.  And sooo good hot out of the oven for a spur of the moment snack or dessert.  It is so quick and easy to make, which makes it even better.

I used no sugar added apple pie filling.  One can is okay, but two cans are better, especially if you are using this as a brunch or breakfast dish.  Prettier and more filling.  Cool the danish overnight or refrigerate after baking.  This allows the cream cheese filling to set up and the flavors to meld.  It will cut easier and look very nice on the serving plate.

On the other hand, right out of the oven — well not right out of the oven literally.  Wait 10-15 minutes before diving in so you don’t burn anything!  Eating it hot is a treat — on the messy side but delicious.  Makes a quick dessert for an evening meal or even a Sunday afternoon snack.  Or when you don’t have time to plan ahead — like most of the time around here.

Hot Apple Cream Cheese Danish -- A Pinch of Joy Be sure to use a pan with sides at least an inch high.  Or you will be adding the smell of burnt butter to your house, just as I did to make our Thanksgiving guests oh so welcome!   I had to improvise because the jelly roll pan was missing. Next time —  shuddering at the mere thought of moving again — not in the plans!!!! — but if I ever need to improvise again,  I will make an aluminum foil pan and dam on top of the cookie sheet.

Pan of Cream Cheese Apple Danish -- A Pinch of Joy

Quick and Easy Cinnamon Apple Danish
 
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Cream cheese sharpened with lemon and topped with cinnamony apple pie filling on a barely there crust -- heavenly for breakfast. Or dessert. Or anytime.
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Recipe type: Quick and Easy
Serves: 16 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 packages crescent rolls
  • 2 packages cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cans no-sugar apple pie filling
  • ⅓ cup butter (6 tablespoons), melted
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Unroll the two packages of crescent roll dough and pat out in ungreased 11x15 jellyroll pan or cookie sheet with sides, pressing perforations together.
  3. Place the cream cheese, vanilla, lemon and ⅓ cup sugar in medium mixing bowl. Beat until fluffy.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture across the crescent roll dough.
  5. Top with apple pie filling, distributing evenly.
  6. Mix ⅓ cup sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the pie filling.
  7. Melt butter in microwave and drizzle over the top of everything.
  8. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.

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Crockpot Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp made in the slowcooker - yummy! A Pinch of Joy

Apple Crisp made in the slowcooker - yummy!  A Pinch of Joy

That bag of apples had been setting in the refrigerator for a few days. When I opened them with the intent of adding them to the bowl on the dining room buffet, I hesitated. Apparently someone had dropped the bag before purchase. Bruises and mushy spots on about half of them – meaning they had to be used. Soon.   I didn’t want to be caught in a “can’t quit now” situation with the paint brush to check the oven. Nor did I want to risk not hearing the oven timer. Who knows where the little stick-it-in-your-pocket-ticking-timer is. There are still boxes in the basement and in storage two hours away, so I’m sure it will turn up. Just not now.

Wheels took off for the nearest grocery for more apples to eat out of hand and a package of brown sugar. I’m replenishing the pantry according to sales cycles and brown sugar hasn’t cycled through yet. In the meantime, I pulled the crockpot out of the pantry, searched for how long to cook apple crisp and a conversion to slow cooking. That came down to pretty much a guess, but I did find a helpful tip about putting two layers of paper towel under the lid of the crockpot to prevent condensation from dripping back into the pot. The moisture is absorbed instead of making the finished product overly wet and sticky. The crust isn’t crunchy like oven baked, but it was not soggy either. Worth doing.

Wheels returned with the brown sugar. And several bags of other things. Apparently he was feeling the pinch of my reasoned and slow restocking process.  :-)   The apples had been prepared and were waiting, sliced, in the crockpot.   I added the brown sugar to the waiting bowl of other dry ingredients and cut in the butter using the pastry cutter.

Pastry Cutter - Kitchen tool worth having!

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t keep many pieces of specialty kitchen equipment, especially if there is only one purpose. The exception is the pastry cutter. Totally worth the storage space. Helps if the butter is still on the cold side – which also suits me because I don’t always have time to plan ahead long enough for butter to soften.  In a flash the butter was cut in and the topping was spread out across the waiting apples. Two hours later the dessert was done. Scoop it out of the crockpot to serve hot with ice cream. Next day slice the remainder and serve cold with a drizzle of caramel topping – scoop of ice cream optional. Delicious!

Crockpot Apple Crisp
 
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Sweet and tender apples topped with spicy crumbly topping, cooked stressfree in the slow cooker. Heavenly served hot with ice cream or cooled with a drizzle of caramel topping and a few walnuts!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 cups sliced apples, approximate OR 6-8 medium apples
  • ⅔ cup quick oats
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter
Instructions
  1. Butter or spray bottom and lower sides of crock pot liner
  2. Peel, core and slice apples. I used Gala but any firm apple will work.
  3. Mix dry ingredients together.
  4. Cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly.
  5. Spread over sliced apples.
  6. Layer two paper towels and place on top of liner, setting lid into place over the paper towels. This prevents condensation from dripping back into the pot.
  7. Cook on high for 2 hours or until top is somewhat firm.
  8. Serve warm from crockpot with ice cream. OR let cool, slice and serve cold.

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Slow Cooker Apple Dessert

Slow Cooker Apple Dessert -- A Pinch of Joy

Slow Cooker Apple Dessert -- A Pinch of Joy

Slow cooker apple dessert is just that – a dessert. It isn’t a cobbler, cake or cookie. Just a nice fruity spicy snack or a not too sweet ending to a meal. This is a perfect dessert to make when you are working on a project at home because it makes the house smell amazing. Wouldn’t want to waste that cinnamon odor!!!

The dessert goes together really quickly! Pop it in the crockpot and do what you need to do! Dessert will be ready and waiting for you! The amount of chopped apple does not have to be precise. More apples just means the dessert will be more moist. Depending on your crockpot, check at 2 and a half hours just to make sure that the dessert is not browning too quickly. It is good warm or cold – my preference is cold because the flavors meld.   Don’t skip the topping because the cold, creamy smoothness really makes the other flavors shine!

Slow Cooker Apple Dessert
 
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 - 6 medium apples, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup walnuts
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop apples.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder cinnamon and salt in mixing bowl.
  3. Add apples to flour mixture, coating apples lightly.
  4. In small bowl, mix eggs and vanilla. Add to apple mixture and stir until just moistened.
  5. Spray crockpot with cooking spray and spoon apple mixture into crockpot.
  6. Cover and bake on high about 3 hours.
  7. Serve with whipped topping.

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