Baked Cream Cheese Appetizer

Amy Herald


This is a wonderful, easy and inexpensive appetizer. I serve it at Easter time and occasionally on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. Everyone always raves about it! The original recipe comes from the Great American Brand Name Cookbook 1993 edition. My Mother-in-law gave me the book as a shower gift that same year when I was marrying her son. It has been one of my favorite cookbooks ever since! I've served it with crackers but then its just too much bread. It is so good with apples, I never knew what I was missing before!


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  • 1 pkg
    (4 oz.) refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
    dill, dried
  • 1
    egg yolk, beaten
  • 2
    apples, cored, halved and thinly sliced

How to Make Baked Cream Cheese Appetizer


  1. Unroll dough onto lightly floured surface; Press together seams to form a rectangle.
  2. Sprinkle top of cream cheese with half of dill; lightly press dill into cream cheese. Place cream cheese dill side down, in center of dough. Sprinkle with remaining dill.
  3. Place cream cheese, dill side down, in center of dough. Enclose cream cheese in dough by bringing sides of dough together; pressing edges to seal.
  4. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, brush with egg yolk. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Slice off a piece of appetizer and eat on a slice of apple.

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