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Cherry Danish with Cream Cheese Glaze

Start your morning right with these oh-so-easy Cherry Danish with Cream Cheese Glaze. They make the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee, latte or hot tea.

Cherry Danish With Cream Cheese Glaze

Easy Cherry Danish with Cream Cheese Glaze Recipe

When Rhodes Bread Company invited me to write a guest post for them, I knew I wanted to try some sort of pastry using their dough. A fruity cherry danish with a cream cheese glaze was the first thing that came to mind. I was looking for a way to simplify breakfast preparation, so, I made these cherry danish using their frozen dinner roll dough. The dough was perfectly portioned to divide, roll and twist making a delicious edible basket to hold the cherry pie filling. After rising they look so incredible and they taste even better. To finish, drizzle the top with a decadent cream cheese glaze, and they’re guaranteed to disappear in a snap.

Cherry Danish With Cream Cheese Glaze

How to Make the Best Cherry Danish with Cream Cheese Glaze Recipe

Sweet rolls and pastries are always a pleasing addition to the breakfast or brunch menu. They pair equally well with a steamy cup of coffee, hot tea, or a glass of cold milk, if you are so inclined.  I really love making and serving them.

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Cherry Danish: Frozen dinner rolls dough (i.e. Rhodes or similar) cherry pie filling, granulated sugar, large egg and melted butter.
  • To make the Cream Cheese glaze you’ll need: Softened plain cream cheese, powdered sugar, almond extract, milk or cream and softened butter.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: A stand mixer or a hand mixer, large silicone mat or non stick surface for rolling, measuring cups and spoons, sharp knife, small bowl, sheet pan and pastry brush.
  • The dough used for this recipe is unbaked. They’re frozen rounds of yeast dough that require rise time prior to baking. Don’t make the mistake of buying rolls that are already formed and can be baked immediately, it won’t work for this recipe.
  • You can have fun with this recipe using different flavors or pie filling, the sky’s the limit!
  • Whipped cream cheese tends to be lighter in texture and easier to drizzle once mixed with the remaining ingredients. You can use classic cream cheese and increase the amount of liquid if needed to bring it to drizzle consistence.
  • Store Cherry Danish chilled in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Enjoy cold or gently heat for a few seconds in the microwave. They would be best served straight from the fridge.
Cherry Danish With Cream Cheese Glaze

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Cherry Danish with Cream Cheese Glaze

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Rise time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry-danish-recipe, easy-cherry-danish
Servings: 12 danish
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 12 frozen unbaked dinner rolls thawed but, still cold (i.e. Rhodes)
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk more as needed to thin
  • 1/4 tsp pure almond extract


  • Thaw the dinner rolls. After thawing, on a non-stick surface, roll each dinner roll into a 10-12 inch rope. Cut in half.
  • Lay the dough pieces side by side and then twist the two pieces pinching the ends together. Form into a circle tucking the pinched ends under.
  • Line a standard baking sheet with parchment and place the dough rounds onto the pan.
  • Brush each dough round with melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a draft free place until doubled.
  • Using a tsp make a deep indention in the center of each dough twist. Fill with 1 tsp of cherry pie filling.
  • Brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg wash.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F . Bake for 18-20 minutes until the edges are golden.
  • To make the glaze: Use a hand mixer to whip together the whipped cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, almond extract and milk.
  • Use additional milk as needed to thin.
  • Cool the cherry danish on the pan for 5 minutes then drizzle with the cream cheese glaze.
  • Serve warm with additional glaze on the side, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg
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