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Cherry Danish

Simple to make and deliciously sticky, this cherry Danish is filled with a sweet cream cheese filling, tart cherries and topped with a sweet icing, making it irresistible.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Danish
Calories 70 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tubes flaky crescent rolls placed in the freezer for 30 minutes
  • 5 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds optional

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, set it aside.
  • Using a medium bowl and a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream together the cream cheese, granulated sugar and almond extract until smooth. Set it aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl using a fork, beat the egg and water to make an egg wash. Set it aside.
  • Open only 1 package of crescent rolls, remove them from the tube. Do not unroll them, instead keep them in the long cylinder shape and place on the cutting board.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the long cylinder into 12 equal pieces.
  • Using your fingers and thumb, flatten each round circle in the middle. Place each circle on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. With a pastry brush, paint the edges and sides of the dough circle with the egg wash.
  • Using a small spoon, spoon a small amount of the cream cheese filling into the center of the crescent dough.
  • Using a small spoon, place 2 cherries on top of the cream cheese filling.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Allow the danishes to cool for 5 minutes before drizzling with glaze.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until no lumps are visible. Lightly drizzle the glaze over each danish. You can garnish the danish with a few sliced almonds.
  • Open your second tube of crescent rolls and repeat.

Notes

Recipe adapted from: https://thebestblogrecipes.com/blueberry-cream-cheese-danish/
TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don't end up with any lumps in your filling.
TIP: The crescent rolls will dry out and not shape easily if left on the counter. This is why we recommend freezing them and then cooking them in batches.
TIP: Gently press the cherries down to make sure they stay centered. You can also use a fork to ensure a small amount of filling gel per danish.

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg