Easy Cherry Danish

by Jennifer on April 3, 2013

in Breakfast Sweets

Easy Cherry Danish by Not Your Momma's Cookie

So far, 30 isn’t that bad.

I gambled a bunch (we only lost $9 during the entire day), got a lot of sweet messages from fans and other bloggers, and had cake (tasty and hilariously lopsided). I mean, I definitely can’t complain. It was even sunny and cold – my favorite kind of day!

As an official 30-something, I figured I needed to step up my breakfast game. I mean, 30 means gourmet breakfasts every day, right?

Easy Cherry Danish by Not Your Momma's Cookie

My husband wishes. But, these babies may look gourmet, but they are totally easy and delicious! Crescent round dough makes it super simple, and you can substitute any pie filling for the cherry. Show your 30′s (or 40′s, 50′s, 60′s, 70′s and beyond!) whose boss by winning at breakfast!

Easy Cherry Danish
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast Sweets
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • Danish
  • 2 tubes of Pillsbury Crescent Rounds
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup cherry pie filling (including whole cherries and filling)
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, vanilla, and lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. Separate crescent rounds and place on cookie sheet. Using your thumb or a spoon, create an indentation in the center of each round. Spoon some of the cream cheese mixture into the center, enough to fill the indentation. Then, spoon one cherry and a small amount of filling on top of the cream cheese. Don’t add too much, or it may overflow in the oven!
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool completely before adding glaze.
  5. Glaze – Place 1 tablespoon of cream into a bowl. Gradually whisk in confectioner’s sugar until desired consistency is reached. Add more cream if necessary.

 

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1 Hani@haniela's April 3, 2013 at 11:12 am

this sounds delicious, can I can come for breakfast?

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2 Jennifer April 3, 2013 at 11:13 am

Hani, you are always welcome for breakfast! ;)

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3 Janine - sugarkissed.net April 3, 2013 at 11:32 am

My mouth is watering, Jennifer! Wish I would have had these instead of a bowl of cereal for breakfast!

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4 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I had cereal for breakfast too…I need to make some more of them, stat! :)

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5 Paula April 3, 2013 at 11:52 am

Glad you enjoyed your special day :) These danish look really good and not just for breakfast!

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6 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Dessert too, for sure! :)

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7 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings April 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Delish–can’t wait to make these!

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8 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Thanks, Elizabeth!

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9 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me April 3, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Super cute and I loooove cherry pastries! Glad you had a lovely birthday. We all deserve to have our b-days be special and I’m so glad yours was :)

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10 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Aww, thanks, Michelle! It was all quite fun :) Too bad we didn’t win a jackpot!

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11 Patricia @ ButterYum April 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Welcome to your 30s! These remind me of a cherry danish a friend made for me once… might even be the same recipe. Love your photos!!

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12 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Thanks, Patricia!

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13 Melissa {Simply Sweets by Honeybee} April 3, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Not only do these look gorgeous but they look so delicious too. I love that there are so few ingredients needed to achieve them.

So glad you had a good birthday. Welcome to the 30′s!

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14 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Thanks, Melissa! :)

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15 The Bearfoot Baker April 3, 2013 at 8:33 pm

How did you know I am craving a cherry danish? My dauther and I went to Panara last week to get one and oh my stars it was amazing! I am going to pint this recipe right away! Thanks!

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16 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Haha, it is just for you, Lisa! :)

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17 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

What an amazing recipe!! LOVE this.

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18 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Thanks so much, Dorothy! :)

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19 sweetsugarbelle April 3, 2013 at 10:14 pm

My sister in law is gonna love you forever!

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20 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Yay! I hope she loves them :)

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21 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 4, 2013 at 1:51 am

There’s nothing more gourmet than these danishes! I wish I could have this every morning!

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22 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Me too, Chung-Ah! :)

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23 Amy April 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

Happy belated birthday! These look delicious and super easy. My two favorite things…well besides Jon Hamm. Did you hear he’s replacing Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers 2? !

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24 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

What!? I had no idea! I’m always up for more Jon Hamm :)

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25 Lora April 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

I love cherries and I love danish. Great recipe right up my alley!

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26 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Thanks, Lora! It is an awesome combination :)

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27 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts April 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Glad you had a great birthday!! As a fellow 30 something (just a couple more somethings than you), it isn’t bad!! Guess I need to step up my breakfasts though!

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28 Jennifer April 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Thanks, Erin! :)

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29 Mike @ Semi Sweet April 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Man, I love breakfast foods! And these look so delicious.

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30 Jennifer April 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Breakfast is the BEST. :)

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31 Jocelyn @BruCrew Life April 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I love how easy and pretty these are!!! I want to come for breakfast too!!!

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32 Jennifer April 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Anytime, Jocelyn! :)

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33 aimee @ like mother like daughter April 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm

These look and sound amazing! I’ve been wanting to try making danishes at home, and I’m happy to find an easy recipe with crescent rolls as the dough. yummy! I can’t wait to try these!

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34 Jennifer April 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Thanks so much, Aimee! Sometimes you just need an easy, yummy option! :)

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35 Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen April 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Your danishes look amazing, like the perfect breakfast food!

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36 Jennifer April 7, 2013 at 8:51 am

Aww, thank you Rosie! They are SO easy and look gourmet!

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37 Courtney @ BakeMeBetter April 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I love cherries! Especially cherry pie filling. Happy Birthday!

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38 Jennifer April 7, 2013 at 8:51 am

Me too, Courtney! Cherries are the best :)

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39 Sue {munchkin munchies} April 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Glad you had a fun birthday! I’m all for easy with food, especially pretty, yummy food like these pastries:)

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40 Jennifer April 7, 2013 at 8:51 am

Thanks, Sue! Spending the day with my Mom was really fun and special :)

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