bsav-rc-ccdp10-BSFrom time to time I have a craving for a dessert that’s not super duper sweet. Yep, I said it.

Yes, I love my rich desserts but my tummy doesn’t always agree. My sweet tooth, on the other hand aches for something satisfying (all the time).

That’s why I put on my thinking cap and concoct something that’s quick, easy and appealing yet doesn’t send my blood sugar level sky high.

This Cherry Cheese Danish recipe fits the bill and although it’s not classy restaurant quality when it comes to appearance, it’s delicious. It’s like a combination of cherry pie, baked cheesecake and fruit pizza but just not as heavy on the stomach.

A few things you’ll appreciate about this simple recipe— it uses refrigerated crescent rolls and pie filling. Plus, you can use whatever fruit filling you have on hand such as cherry, strawberry, blueberry and/or apple. YUM!

 

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Cherry Cheese Danish Pinwheel
Create a fun pinwheel shape with this yummy cherry danish recipe for a quick dessert you are sure to love. It can also be adapted to make individual servings.
Servings Prep Time
12 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Cherry Cheese Danish Pinwheel
Create a fun pinwheel shape with this yummy cherry danish recipe for a quick dessert you are sure to love. It can also be adapted to make individual servings.
Servings Prep Time
12 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 - 8 ounce pkgs refrigerated Crescent Rolls
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 21 ounce Cherry pie filling (or your favorite pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • 2-3 drops Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tsp Milk
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. Unroll crescent rolls from one can and arrange them onto a large cookie sheet (wide part on the outside & narrow part on the inside) in the shape of a circle. Crescents will have gaps.
  3. Using a rolling pin, roll crescents flatter until the gaps have filled in. Sprinkle with a small amount of flour if they start to stick to the rolling pin.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  5. Beat until smooth and spread over crescent dough.
  6. Carefully pour pie filling over the cheese mixture and spread evenly (avoiding the edge of the crescent dough).
  7. Remove the remaining crescents from their packaging and cut into halves. Arrange them around the top of the pie filling (leaving gaps), with the wide part touching the outer edge of the bottom crescent dough. Seal edges. Sprinkle top of dough with a few pinches of granulated sugar.
  8. Bake at 350-degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, 2-3 drops of vanilla extract and 3 teaspoons of milk. Once smooth, drizzle the top of the danish as much or as little as you like.
  10. Cut into equal triangles and serve. Refrigerate leftovers.
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14 Responses to Cherry Cheese Danish Pinwheel #recipe

  • Michelle F. says:

    That looks so good. I love danishes!

  • LaDonna Dennis says:

    OMG this looks amazing! I”m going to have to make this! Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I wish I had time to make this today. Yum! Perfect on a cold morning or anytime.

  • Lisa says:

    Good Lord, I can see this Danish with a fresh cup of coffee here in my home. WOW, looks so delicious….TY!!

  • lisa says:

    That sounds and looks so good. I pinned it for later.

  • Dominique says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! And I love how simple the recipe is, even though it looks (and probably tastes) like much more work! I’m definitely going to have to try this! My mouth is watering! lol.

  • kassaundra moore says:

    Looks yummy can’t wait to make it!!!

  • Tamara says:

    This looks so good. I think it would make a great valentine treat for the man. thank you for sharing

  • LaVonne says:

    Yummy! This looks so good. I love Cherry desserts. I’d like to make this soon. Pinning it for later!

  • mindy cole says:

    This looks awesome will have to try making this

  • Crystal Simply Being Mommy says:

    Yum, those look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  • rebeka deleon says:

    sounds soooo good. i love cheese danishes especially with cherry. my kids would love these, too. I will have to make this sometime!

  • lisa says:

    This really sounds good. I would try pineapple in it. I don’t know how it would turn out. Possibly peaches would work better.

  • Is very good. However, though I love sweets, the next time i make it, I will leave off the icing. It made it overly sweet (even for me). I will also put it up higher in the oven, above midpoint so bottom does not darken so much.. I served it with nonsweetened drink (coffee, tea, milk). I found it a little runny so will have to add either a thickener or use a SMALL egg instead of the usual large. Really nice for a quick treat after dinner during work week or for unexpected guests if you keep the few items available in your home. I plan to try this with other canned fruit.

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