It is a couple days until Christmas and I can't help but to share another great recipe with y'all! Christmas day can usually be very busy for us. I like to make a good and hearty breakfast before we head out to spend good quality time with our families. Normally, we wake early and open presents with our kids and then head to my parents house. The entire family congregate at my parents house to open gifts and then head into the kitchen to prepare our feast. Each year it seems the family gets bigger and bigger. After that feast, we head on over to my in laws to celebrate with them (and eat some more!). We end the day with our bellies and our hearts full of love and gratitude. Then the next day, we crash and burn in our PJ's all day vegging out on the couch.
The Caramel Apple Cheese Danish recipe is included in the Faith, Family, & Fruit cookbook by Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market. This is their 100th year celebration cookbook and it is filled with wonderful recipes. The recipes are a collaboration of four generations of Kauffman women. This is a hardback covered book filled with wonderful stories, tidbits of information, and great photographs. There were so many great recipes, I had a hard time finding the one I wanted to share with y'all!
This recipe couldn't be any easier! It is a simple as laying out the crescent rolls, adding the cream cheese layer, adding chopped apples, pecans, cinnamon, caramel topping, and then throwing it in the oven. Look at all that sinful goodness!
I thought this was going to be extremely sweet to the point that you couldn't eat to much. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't overly sweet like I envisioned. By the aroma in my kitchen this can easily pass for a dessert. It was just heavenly.
Caramel Apple Cheese Danish
Via Faith, Family, & Fruit -Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market
1 package of crescent rolls
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 granny smith apple, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2-1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
Press crescent rolls onto a lightly greased baking stone or into 9 x 13 in baking dish. Mix cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar until creamy. Spread over crescent dough. Sprinkle the chopped apple and pecans over the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon and drizzle caramel topping over apples and pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.