Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Danish Recipe

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Need a special Valentine’s morning breakfast or brunch treat? This cherry cream cheese crescent rolls Danish recipe turns simple ingredients into a sweet morning treat or dessert.

A plate of cherry filled danishes on a white plate.
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This recipe for cherry cheese Danishes uses canned crescent rolls, cream cheese, and cherry pie filling. It’s a quick and easy way to create a special breakfast your whole family will love.

Ways to Use Cherry Pie Filling

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When cherry pie filling goes on sale, stock up. Then, use this versatile ingredient to make plain dessert recipes special.

  • Topping for Cheesecakes: A spoonful of cherry pie filling can add flavor and color to your cheesecake.
  • Layer in Parfaits: Alternate layers of cherry pie filling with granola and yogurt for a delicious parfait.
  • Filling for Cupcakes: Inject cherry pie filling into the center of cupcakes for a sweet surprise.

Canned Crescent Rolls Make Fast Desserts

A cream cheese danish pastry with a cherry on top.
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Choose canned crescent rolls for a convenient shortcut to making quick and delicious desserts. Bake up everything from this easy cream cheese and cherry crescent rolls danish recipe s to pinwheels without the hassle of making dough from scratch.

The convenience of canned crescent dough is perfect when you want a homemade dessert without a lot of prep time. This recipe calls for just one cup of cherry pie filling.

By the way, I’m working on a series of recipes for using leftover pie filling. If you’re really strapped for time, try making air fryer pies or danishes.

You can find a recipe for cherry hand pies on my other site, Thrive at Home. They’re so good!

Fast Cherry Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

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This easy cherry cream cheese Danish crescent rolls recipe takes just 15 minutes to prep and 13 minutes to bake.

So you have a sweet cherry cheese Danish breakfast treat ready in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

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Here’s what you’ll need to make these cherry cheese danishes.

  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Dough
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling

Directions

Here’s how to make these Danishes. They’re pretty easy – in fact, my 10-year-old loves to make these. Photo Credit: Recipes From Leftovers.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Open the can of dough, but do not unroll it. Cut it into eight equal slices and place on a baking sheet. Press down in the center to create a shallow bowl about 2 ½” in diameter.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla until fluffy. Set aside.
  4. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. Brush each roll with melted butter and sprinkle with the brown sugar-cinnamon mix.
  6. Scoop a teaspoon of the cream cheese filling into the center of each roll, then top each with 2 to 3 cherries.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Cherry Cheese Danish FAQs

Do you have any questions about making this recipe? Go ahead and let me know in the comments.

How should I store leftover danishes?

Store any leftover Danishes in an airtight, eco-friendly storage container in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to 3 days, though honestly, they never last that long at my house.

Can I use homemade dough instead of canned crescent rolls?

Sure can! Go ahead and use homemade dough for this recipe. However, using canned crescent rolls saves time and still delivers delicious results.

Can I substitute the cherry pie filling with another fruit?

Absolutely! To customize the Danishes to your taste, you can substitute the cherry pie filling with any fruit filling of your choice, such as blueberry, apple, or peach.

Sweet Convenience for Special Breakfasts

This cherry cream cheese Danish crescent roll recipe offers a simple yet delightful way to enjoy homemade pastries with minimal effort. These danishes will surely become a favorite whether for a special breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

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Easy cherry cream cheese danish crescent rolls recipe.
Yield: 8

Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Danish Recipe

A plate with a cherry cream cheese danish pastries on it.

Discover an easy cherry cream cheese danish recipe using crescent rolls. A perfect treat for breakfast or dessert, ready in 30 minutes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Dough
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Open the can of dough, but do not unroll it. While it is still in a roll, cut it into 8 equal slices and place it on a baking sheet. Press down in the center and flatten to create a shallow bowl about 2 ½” in diameter, trying to leave the edges slightly higher to hold the filling.
  3. Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl until light and fluffy. Set aside. 
  4. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. 
  5. Paint each roll with melted butter using a pastry brush and sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon mix. 
  6. Scoop about a teaspoon of the cream cheese filling into the center of each roll and spread to fill the cavity, keeping a slight indent in the center to hold the cherries. Top each Danish with 2-3 cherries in the very center. Place in the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown. 
  7. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 215Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 35mgSodium 177mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 3g

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5 Comments

  1. So worth the try! It’s so easy to make and I used peach and mango combo for the filling since it’s the fam’s fave and they taste absolutely amazing everyone enjoyed it. Thanks a bunch for the recipe!

  2. This recipe was so easy and delicious. I had some homemade lemon curd in the fridge that I used in place of the cherry pie filling and they turned out SOOO good. I will definitely be making this recipe again soon.

  3. Made these for my parents that were visiting last weekend super easy to whip up. We had them with coffee and they were a huge hit!

  4. These were so good! I made them for my book club and got lots of compliments. They looked and tasted like I spent all day in the kitchen but they were so quick and easy!

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