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Cherry Danish with Cream Cheese Glaze

Cherry Danish with Cream Cheese Glaze

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry-danish-recipe, easy-cherry-danish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 danish
Calories 205kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 12 frozen unbaked dinner rolls thawed but, still cold (i.e. Rhodes)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • Glaze:
  • ¼ cup whipped cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoon milk more as needed to thin
  • ¼ teaspoon 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 teaspoon make a deep indention in the center of each dough twist. Fill with 1 teaspoon 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