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Apple Danish Pies

 Apple Danish Pies
Prepared with an easy crescent roll crust and served in cute ramekins, these single-serving pies are fun to share with your "special someone." —Joanne Wright, Niles, Michigan
2 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 tube (4 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons 2% milk

Directions

  • 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-in. circles. Place each into an
  • 8-oz. ramekin, pressing dough onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the
  • sides.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla.
  • Spread over dough in ramekins. Top with apple mixture. Roll out

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Apple Danish Pies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • remaining crescent dough into 4-in. 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. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pie (prepared with reduced-fat cream cheese) equals 660 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 630 mg sodium, 108 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein.