Glazed Cherry Cheese Danish


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A quick, easy and special treat this Glazed Cherry Cheese Danish is perfect for the weekend.

Glazed cherry cheese danish is an easy treat for any day of the week.

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, 

Glazed cherry cheese danish is an easy treat for any day of the week.

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.

Glazed cherry cheese danish is an easy treat for any day of the week.

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.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1 tube 8 ounces refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • To make glaze:
  • 1/2 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 1/4 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.
Glazed cherry cheese danish is an easy treat for any day of the week.

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  1. That cherry danish looks scrumptious! The best thing that I have eaten that was cooked in a cast iron skillet was Mama’s fried chicken. She mixed up flour, salt & pepper, and her own secret spices in a brown paper bag. She dropped each piece of chicken one-by-one into the bag, held the top closed, and gave the bag a good shake to coat the chicken. She melted real butter in my Gran’s big old 12-inch cast iron skillet (which I still use), and fried that chicken to golden-brown perfection. The delicious gravy she made from the pan drippings and the leftover seasoned flour was a food group all by itself. One taste, and you were hooked for life!

  2. So easy – will provide many people at a breakfast gathering! I also like the versatility of this recipe!

  3. Cheese danish are my absolute favorite! Especially with the cherries! I am a huge fan! I can’t wait to give these a try!

  4. I like how easy these danishes are. Really nice of you to make a dessert for half of your family when you aren’t included in that half 🙂

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