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Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cherry and Cream Cheese Pastry Rolls

This yummy treat is great for parties or get-togethers.  They are easy to make, and there isn't a lot of clean-up.  The cream cheese in the pastry almost makes them taste like danishes.  You can add  any kind of pie filler or jam that you wish, of course.  I chose cherry because I made them close to Christmas and was trying to go for a festive color.  

Ingredients:
1 egg
1 Tbsp. water
all purpose flour
2 sheets (17.3 oz. package) Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, thawed for 40 min.
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 (16  oz) can of cherry pie filling

Directions
Beat egg and water together in a small bowl.
Mix together cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and sugar in a medium bowl.
On a floured surface, lay out the pastry.
Brush with egg mixture.
Spread on a layer of cream cheese mixture.
Spoon on and spread a layer of pie filling.
Roll up and cut, seam-side down, in 1/2 inch sections.
Place cut-side down and brush with egg mixture again on the top.
Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.
Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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