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Easy Cherry Danish Recipe


Easy Cherry Danish using Pilsbury Biscuits Hip2Save

If you’re looking for an easy holiday breakfast or treat idea, check out this yummy Cherry Danish Recipe that uses refrigerated dough for convenience. These danishes turn out flaky and super delicious and are perfect for Christmas morning.

Easy Cherry Danish Recipe

Adapted from BakingBytes.com


1 package flaky biscuits (I used Pillsbury Grands)
1/4 cup sugar
8 oz bar of cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon almond extract (can also substitute Vanilla)
21 oz. can of cherry pie filling
small amount of milk & powdered sugar for drizzle
Quick Cherry Pie Danish Hip2Save

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together cream cheese, almond extract and sugar and set aside. Using a serrated edge knife, carefully slice each biscuit in half so there will be 16 total slices. Place biscuits on a large baking sheet lined with a non stick baking mat or parchment paper. Use a small glass or spice container dipped in flour to indent the middle of each biscuit. Spread cream cheese on each biscuit and then add pie filling making sure to include a few cherries on top. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.

While the biscuits are baking, mix 3 tablespoons or so of powdered sugar and a tiny bit of milk in a small dish. If the mixture is too thin, add more powdered sugar until you get a smooth icing to drizzle. Take Danish out of oven, let cool, and drizzle your icing over each roll. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

NOTE: You will likely have extra pie filling so consider buying another package of rolls and doubling the cream cheese mixture to make a double batch!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 28

  1. babymair

    Thx.. I love your recipes… They r so easy .& yummy.!! I am feeding a lot of people for Christmas..,they have no place to go ..I will make these… & blueberry..&pineapple…GOD Bless u & your family..

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks so much! Merry Christmas 🙂

  2. alyssa

    The Beekman cherry pie filling from Target is so good…not in can or anything gross. I have 3 jars and am definitely making this! Thanks.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh sounds good!

  3. Julie

    Made these today for a brunch crafting party. Huge hit and so yummy!

  4. Julie

    These sound so good. Looks like I found a nice treat for Christmas morning. I love easy!!

    Thanks Collin!

  5. Rachael

    I want them now!!! Get in my belly!!!

  6. Shannon

    Any suggestion if I don’t have almond extract?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)


  7. j

    Anyone have an easy but really yummy cream cheese croissants recipe??? I really miss them 🙁

  8. Jennifer

    Maybe you could use the exact same recipe, just roll it in a croissant or put a crossing on bottom and top. Technically should work.

  9. amanda

    I make these all the time and use the same idea for banana creme pies

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh yum!

  10. Lauren

    Can you make these the night before Christmas? Will they keep okay? They sound delicious!! 🙂

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes they are delicious the next day too!

  11. harlow

    What a great idea and seems simple enough for me. Thank you can’t wait to try this. I enjoy baking fun stuff like this one here;)

  12. Vanessa

    Anyone know if these will still be delicious with marmalade?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I think so! I’ve made similar using blackberry jam. Yum

  13. Terri Miller

    This would also be great to do with apple pie filling minus the cream cheese or for the matter any pie filling great idea thanks. I have a school potluck I’m going to try this out on.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Awesome! You’ll love it. 🙂

  14. Susan K.

    I made this recipe and they are so easy and so delicious. 5 out of 5 stars.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great Susan –thanks for sharing!

  15. Sherry

    Has anyone tried this recipe with Pillsbury Grands Biscuits?

  16. Yvonne

    Pretty disappointed in these. No cream cheese taste at all. Just tasted like a biscuit with some cherries on it. Don’t know what I expected since I was using a biscuit but even the glaze didn’t taste like anything. They looked great but no flavor! Will try with crescent rolls next time.

  17. Mark H

    Made these today while my 89 year old mother slept . She was surprised when she woke and enjoyed two with a coffee.
    Thank you for the idea , there great !
    Had nothing sweet in house .
    Going to try more of your pins.
    Bless you , what a wonderful way to enjoy and provide a your family all that truly matters!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for coming by to tell us. I’m so glad you enjoyed 😀

  18. Crystal

    Made these for my family last Sunday they loved them. Making them this morning with my niece there excited.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw that’s so wonderful Crystal! Thanks for sharing 😀

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