Must-Make Cherry Danish Recipe Using Store-Bought Biscuit Dough

Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

yield: 16 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 25 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the danish::

Powdered sugar glaze (optional)::

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Cream together cream cheese, almond extract, and sugar using an electric mixer and set aside.

3

Separate each biscuit in half so there will be 16 total slices. I started doing this with a bread knife but actually found it easier to find the center and pull each biscuit apart using my hands. Place the biscuits on a large baking sheet lined with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper.

4

Use a small glass or the bottom of a 1/4 cup measuring cup dipped in sugar and press down to indent the middle of each biscuit.

5

Spread about a teaspoon of cream cheese on each biscuit and then add pie filling. Add about a teaspoon of cherries or about three cherries worth to the top.

6

Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 12-14 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked.

7

While the biscuits are baking, whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small dish. If the mixture is too thick, add a bit more milk until you get the consistency to drizzle.

8

Take them out of the oven, let cool, and drizzle your icing over each roll. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

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easy danish using biscuit dough

Need a quick and easy holiday breakfast or treat?

Here’s a delicious recipe idea I’ve made many times over the years that always turns out yummy! These simple cherry “danish” type rolls use store-bought biscuit dough and cherry pie for convenience, and are so fun and EASY to bake at home.

I love that they taste a little bit fancy, yet require very little effort!

holding up a cherry cheese danish

The result is a warm, rich, cherry & almond cream cheese danish with a flaky texture, and are perfectly festive and special for Christmas morning, or perhaps a special brunch throughout the year.

easy cherry danish ingredients

Tips for making the BEST semi-homemade cherry cheese danish:

    • I love using almond extract in this recipe, but vanilla can of course be used instead. A reader suggested adding almond paste to the cream cheese and I think that’s a yummy idea also!
    • This batch makes 16, however, most people can’t stop at just one, so I’d plan this for 8 people, and if you have leftovers, they are delicious warmed up in the air fryer!
    • You will likely have extra of the canned pie filling so consider buying another package of rolls and doubling the cream cheese mixture to make a double batch!

whipping cream cheese and sugar for cherry danish

splitting flaky biscuit dough in half

pressing a dent in the biscuit dough

spreading cream cheese over biscuit cheese danish

placing cherry cheese danish in the oven

drizzling cream cheese over cherry danish


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Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

yield: 16 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 25 MINUTES

Use flaky biscuit dough to make these simple & delicious cherry cream cheese danishes as a treat or brunch recipe!

Ingredients

For the danish::

Powdered sugar glaze (optional)::

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Cream together cream cheese, almond extract, and sugar using an electric mixer and set aside.

3

Separate each biscuit in half so there will be 16 total slices. I started doing this with a bread knife but actually found it easier to find the center and pull each biscuit apart using my hands. Place the biscuits on a large baking sheet lined with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper.

4

Use a small glass or the bottom of a 1/4 cup measuring cup dipped in sugar and press down to indent the middle of each biscuit.

5

Spread about a teaspoon of cream cheese on each biscuit and then add pie filling. Add about a teaspoon of cherries or about three cherries worth to the top.

6

Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 12-14 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked.

7

While the biscuits are baking, whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small dish. If the mixture is too thick, add a bit more milk until you get the consistency to drizzle.

8

Take them out of the oven, let cool, and drizzle your icing over each roll. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

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holding a tray of cream cheese cherry danish

Walk in with a tray of warm cherry cheese danish and your family will perk up!

This has become a requested family favorite, and it’s so easy my kids can make them now that they are older. Not only are they stunning to look at, but they taste so delicious as well! My husband thinks these are so much better than the pans of danish from the grocery store bakery we used to buy, and I have to agree!

Pair one with a cup of coffee, and enjoy!

I sure hope these get you in the holiday mood, and I’m wishing you all a Merry Christmas. 🎄

holding up a cherry cheese danish


Bake a pan of these EASY cream cheese cinnamon sugar sopapilla bars next!

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Comments 8

  1. jane

    Thank you for another great idea, Lina! I can’t wait to make these this holiday season =)

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Perfect! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

  2. Irene (Hip Sidekick)

    These are sooo good! Lina, thank you! New family Christmas morning tradition! ❤️

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aww yay Irene! Merry Christmas! 🎄

  3. Amanda

    Made these tonight, so easy and delicious!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay Amanda! So yum!

  4. Lauren G.

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Can you please add a print option cuz I don’t see one. Thanks!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You can print this! At the very bottom of the post is a print option.

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