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cheese danish with cherries baked and sprinkled with powdered sugar sitting on wire cooling rack square
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Cherry Cheese Danish Recipe

This easy Cherry Cheese Danish recipe is fancy enough for holidays and special occasions yet simple enough to make on a Tuesday morning. A delicious breakfast that looks so impressive!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese danish, cherry danish, danish recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 276kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 17.3 ounces frozen puff pastry 1 box, 2 sheets
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or 3 tablespoons of bourbon
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • powdered sugar for dusting on top


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Lay out one roll of puff pastry and cut it in half and then in half again. Making 4 even squares.
  • Leaving a ½ centimeter edge, start ½ centimeter in from the corner and cut parallel to one side not quite to the middle. Start from where you cut at the corner and make an L going down the other side but not all the way to the middle. Do this on each corner. (see photo for example)
  • Repeat on all 4 squares.
  • Mix cream cheese, sugar and Bourbon in a bowl. Put one scant teaspoon in the middle of each corner of the pastry.
  • Place one cherry and small amount of filling on each cream cheese corner.
  • Dip finger in water and dampen each corner to help them stick.
  • Fold each cut corner piece into the middle making sure to press slightly so it will hold. Put one cherry in the middle.
  • Repeat with second roll of pastry.
  • Bake for 12 min.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy!


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg