Kiwifruit Danish Recipe

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Kiwi has a distinct sweet-tart taste that's like no other fruit. My husband and I grow it on vines that look like giant grapevines. Not only is it delicious, it's high in Vitamin C and potassium. Kiwifruit danish are an easy, attractive treat.—Debbie Shick, McFarland, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (4 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 to 3 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 160 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Unroll crescent roll dough and shape into eight triangles with equal sides. Combine the cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar and extract. Place 1 tablespoonful cream cheese mixture in center of each triangle; top each with a kiwi slice. Pull points of triangle to center and pinch to seal.
  2. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Heat jam. Top each Danish with another kiwi slice; brush with jam. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Kiwifruit Danish in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p65

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