A quick, easy and special treat this glazed cherry cheese danish is perfect for the weekend.
Half of my family loves cherries. I am not in that half, therefore I don’t usually make recipes with cherries. This glazed cherry cheese danish makes 4 servings but can easily be doubled for more.
It makes a sweet treat any time but the beautiful bright red color of the cherries makes it perfect for Valentine’s Day. When you make this recipe, make sure the cream cheese is nice and soft. Cream cheese is pretty soft anyway but if it’s just from the fridge, it may tear the pastry when you spread it. Trust me on this,
It’s really easy to make the glaze and you could even flavor it with some almond extract if you wanted. After all, almond and cherry makes a delicious combination. I used half and half but you could certainly use water or milk.
Do you know what else is easy? The fact you can make these, start to finish, in less than 30 minutes. If you’re looking to make this on the weekend, get some extra help in the kitchen. Enlist the kids and you can cut that time down. As my Mom used to say, many hands make light work.
More delicious breakfast ideas, that start with convenience food, include chocolate strawberry cream cheese breakfast braid and easy cinnamon roll bake.
Glazed Cherry Cheese Danish
Make this glazed cherry cheese danish as a sweet treat to end breakfast. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
- 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
- 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup cherry pie filling
- To make glaze:
- ½ cup confectioners' sugar
- 4 teaspoons half and half
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- Carefully separate crescent dough into four rectangles. Place on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet; seal perforations. Using an offset spreader, spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese onto each rectangle. Top each with ¼ cup cherry pie filling.
- Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes. Glaze while danish is warm.
To make glaze:
- In a bowl combine confectioners' sugar, half and half and pure vanilla extract. Whisk until drizzling consistency.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information automatically calculated. Recipe author has not checked the calculations.
Erin Vasicek says
I love cherries but I tend to not like tart cherries in baked goods because they are overly sugary to combat the tartness. But my husband has nostalgic memories with tart cherry pie so I will make that for him from time to time. I bet he would love this too!
These sound delicious! What a great way to use the dough!
Danishes are my favorite. I’m drooling over these!
What’s not to love about this? They look easy and delicious!
Valentina | The Baking Fairy says
These little Danishes sound so easy and scrumptious! I know my family would love them. Good call on making homemade glaze – I find that it’s always better, too!
Lisa Kerhin says
Love!! Seeing this recipe at a perfect time too. My daughter’s birthday is in two weeks and she always asks for a sweet not a cake though. She asked for danish so this is going to work! Love that crescents were used too.
The Freshman Cook says
I love this recipe! First of all, I love cherries, fresh or canned, and the fact that your recipe calls for refrigerated crescent rolls makes my heart sing! I love making homemade dough, but sometimes I just don’t feel like it! Can’t wait to give this a try! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate It!
My favorite dish is chicken fajitas
Andrea Metlika says
The Cherry Cheese Danish look Marvelous! I use Cast Iron for almost everything. It’s so hard to come up with a favorite.
Erin Vasicek says
I most often make chicken, sear it and then pop in the oven to finish!
Monica Kirkham says
I love making deep dish pizza in my cast iron skillet!!
manda shank says
I like cooking eggs
Cassandra D. says
Andrea Bolden says
O make the filling for my chocolate meringue pie in my grandmother’s cast iron skillet. Love my iron skillets for cooking almost anything!
Peggy Jurek says
The cherry Danish looks so yummy.
Donna Haggerty says
I cook everything I can in cast iron but my family’s favorite is stuffing.