*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Cheese Danish (Spandauer)
 
 Recipe By     : Family Circle Magazine February 1974
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pastries
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2                Danish Pastry Dough
                         Cheese Filling: -- Makes 1 cup
    1      cup           pot cheese -- * see note
    1                    egg yolk
      1/4  cup           sugar
    1      teaspoon      grated lemon rind
                         Finishing:
                         cherry preserves
    1                    slightly beaten egg
      1/2  cup           corn syrup
 
 Cheese filling: Combine pot cheese, egg yolk, sugar, and lemon rind in
 electric blender, whirl until smooth. *Drain cottage cheese for a drier
 texture.
 
 Roll pastry on floured surface to 2 20 x 15 rectangles. Trim edges
 evenly. With a sharp knife cut into 12 5 squares. Spoon cheese filling
 onto center of each square, dividing evenly. Fold in all four corners to
 meet and overlap slightly in the center and to enclose the cheese
 filling completely; press points down with finger tip. Place 2 inches
 apart on cooky sheet; let rise until double in bulk, about 30 minutes.
 Press down points again and fill centers with a teaspoon of cherry
 preserves. Brush pastries with egg. Place in hot oven (400°f); lower
 heat immediately to 350°f, bake 20 minutes. Warm corn syrup slightly in
 a small saucepan; brush over pastries; bake 5 minutes longer. Remove to
 wire rack and cool.  Canned cherry or apple pie filling or apricot
 preserves may be substituted for the cherry preserves.
 
 
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