May 26, 2011

Cherry Streusel Danish

you know when you make something and it looks ugly and messy but its tastes so good? this is what happened with this lol. i found this on the Pillsbury site and some how mine didn't come out the same. i had a problem with closing the dough up around the filling i guess bc i got the reduced fat biscuits I'm not sure.

Streusel Topping
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons  all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon  Butter

3 oz cream cheese (from 8-oz package), softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cherry pie filling
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers refrigerated original biscuits (8 biscuits)
3 tablespoons Butter, melted

1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 teaspoons water
Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix granulated sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter, using fork, until mixture is crumbly.  toss and set aside

In another small bowl, mix 3 oz cream cheese, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. In third small bowl, mix pie filling and almond extract
Separate biscuits; press each biscuit into 5-inch round. On center of each biscuit round, spoon pie filling with 4 or 5 cherries and heaping 2 teaspoons cream cheese mixture. Bring all sides of dough up over filling, stretching gently if necessary, and gather in center above filling; firmly pinch edges to seal. Dip tops and sides into melted butter, then dip into streusel; lightly press streusel on tops and sides. Place seam sides down, 2 inches apart, on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool 5 minutes
In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing is smooth and creamy. Place icing in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut small tip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Squeeze icing in zigzag pattern on tops of cooled Danish.

very messy!


  1. Are you kidding me? That looks great! Dishes that are too pretty make me wonder if they're any good. Like, they have to garnish and assemble it in an aesthetic way to make up for how crappy it really tastes. I like rustic and earthy looks to food. It's the reason why I always just frost cakes and cupcakes with a metal spatula instead of a piping bag.

  2. thank you! i think bc it didnt come out like the pillsbury photo i had high expectations for them lol

  3. they look no less than AMAZING!

  4. How wonderful that these can be made with biscuits, so easy. And they look absolutely worth it. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your danish up.

  5. They don't look ugly at all! I love that vibrant red color spilling out! Look super delicious to me! :) Thanks for sharing.

    By the way, I'm hosting 2 Giveaways on my blog, please stop by to enter when you have a chance. One for $50 Thrive products and another one for baking molds and more. Have a wonderful weekend.


  6. These look so tasty! I love that the filling is popping out of them, it begs to be eaten immediately! I do know what you mean though, I hate it when desserts don't come out like in the pictures or are all messy. At least they taste amazing!


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