Cheese Danish Pie

Cheese Danish Pie with Cinnamon Roll Crust
Welcome to day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Pies and Pastries”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.
For Pies and pastries, I went out on a limb and created my own pie.  I have seen pictures of cinnamon roll crusts all over Pinterest and decided to jump on board.  Most of the pies created with that kind of crust were either apple or pumpkin.  I have enough of those here on the blog, so I put on my thinking cap.

Cheese Danish PieEach Christmas I make some kind of cinnamon roll or other pastry for breakfast.  I got to thinking about danishes…mostly because I need to make them again to take a better photo.  Then I wondered if I could make a cheese fruit pie with the cinnamon roll crust.

Cheese Danish PieI wanted to put cherries or apples on the top of this pie, but the Comedian insisted on peaches.  I still think cherries would have been better, but I am not the one who ate it, so I have to keep my mouth shut.  I only had one package of 8 cinnamon rolls (because I had to try making the other package I bought in a waffle iron—that works, too!).  So I only made a very small pie that sort of oozed over the sides of the pie tin.  It really should have been bigger, so I accounted for that in the recipe below.Cheese Danish Pie

Cheese Danish Pie
 
Ingredients
  • 2 rolls 8 count refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 can fruit pie filling
Instructions
  1. Remove cinnamon rolls from packages.
  2. Place next to each other on a floured counter or board.
  3. Pinch the together.
  4. Using a rolling pin, flatten the rolls to ¼ inch.
  5. Place in a pie tin.
  6. Make the filling, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  7. Add maple syrup, eggs and vanilla.
  8. Scrape down sides of bowl and beat again.
  9. Add flour and mix until smooth.
  10. Pour into pie crust.
  11. Bake 325 degrees for 45-60 minutes until it barely jiggles.
  12. Cool and refrigerate.
  13. Top each piece with fruit filling.

Christmas Apple Pie from Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic

Pumpkin Cheesecake Fried Pies from Jen of Juanita’s Cocina

Chocolate Angel Pie from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Pie from Anuradha of Baker Street

Cheese Danish Pie from Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Bakewell Tarts from Isabelle of Crumb

Grasshopper Pie from Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Cranberry Fritters from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie

Cinnamon Pecan Crescent Rolls from Ramona of Curry and Comfort

Banketstaaf (Dutch Christmas Log) from Heather of Girlichef

Eggnog and Cranberry Christmas Braid from Cathy of The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

Raspberry Galette from Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious
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