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Easy Cherry Danish with Cream Cheese
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5 from 4 votes

Easy Cherry Danish Recipe with Cream Cheese

This Easy Cherry Danish with Cream Cheese recipe will be your new favorite for a quick breakfast that everyone loves.  The danishes start with store-bought crescent rolls and are filled with sweetened cream cheese and cherry pie filling.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls a bit of flour for dusting

Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 can cherry pie filling 10 teaspoons

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Remove crescent dough from can, but DO NOT unroll. Cut dough into 8 slices and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Press each slice into 3 inch round pieces, making sure to leaving ridge around outer edge.
  • In small bowl, mix together cream cheese and 4 tablespoons powdered sugar. Spoon about 2 teaspoons cream cheese mixture on center of each piece of dough and spread around the center.
  • Top the cream cheese mixture with 1 teaspoon cherry pie filling. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 4- 5 minutes on cookie sheet before moving them. 
  • In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2-3 teaspoons of milk. Start with 2 tsp of milk and add more for your desired constancy. Drizzle glaze over Danish using a spoon and serve warm.

Strawberry Jam Danish using Pastry Dough

  • Double the ingredients and using 1 pound puff pastry (2 sheets) thawed. Roll the sheets lightly into a 10"x10" square. Use a pizza cutter to slice each sheet into 12 even strips.
  • Combine 2 of the strips by tightly pinching two ends together then twist the strand from top to bottom. Press one end onto your work surface and loop the twisted strand around it, working from the center out. Pinch the end to attach it to the pastry.  Flatten the center slightly with fingertips and poke the center a few times with a fork to prevent the center from puffing up too much.
  • Brush outside edges with egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp water) and bake in the center of the oven at 400˚F for 18 -20 min.