Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish are a fantastic way to jump-start the day. Light, flaky, and bursting with sweet cherry and cream cheese flavor. Add that drizzle of icing on top, and this is a dream come true.
The Air Fryer is great at giving you that fried texture, but it is also incredible at making danishes. With just four ingredients and a little prep, you can make homemade cream cheese cherry danishes at home.
Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish
I used canned Crescent Rolls for my danish base. It bakes up in a light and flaky texture, which is exactly what you want. Then mixing in the cream cheese and cherry is seriously tasty as can be.
Can I Swap Out To A Different Fruit
Yes. If you would before a mix of fruit or just don’t like cherries, reach for any other pie filling. Lemon pie filling, peaches, apple, blueberry, etc. Grab a pie filling you enjoy and use that in replace of the cherry. Or grab a variety and make a ton of flavors to serve up your family and friends.
How Do You Make Homemade Icing
Take 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, and then slowly add in 1-3 tablespoons of milk. Do one tablespoon at a time stirring until you reach the thick consistency you want. If you add too much milk, then add in more powdered sugar to thicken it. Just repeat the steps until you get a thick and creamy icing.
If you are not a fan of icing, you can leave topping the cherry danishes with icing if you prefer.
How Many Can You Make At Once
Depending on the size of your Air Fryer will depend on how many you can make at once. The key is to leave space in between each danish. You do not want them to touch, or they will not cook evenly. Batch cook your cherry danishes so that they all have room to bake with the option of air circulating all around the danishes.
When To Serve Cherry Cream Cheese Danishes
- As a dessert for parties
- Or any other occasion
Don’t box these into just breakfast. You can make cream cheese danishes any time of the day.
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How to Store Leftover Cherry Cream Cheese Danishes
These danishes will need to be stored in the fridge. Because of the fruit topping and cream cheese, they would go bad rather fast if sat out at room temperature. Just allow your danishes to fully cool and then place in an airtight container.
Store in the fridge for 4-5 days. Eat cold or pop in the microwave for a quick reheat if you prefer.
Can I Use Homemade Cherry Filling
Of course. You don’t have to use canned filling. If you have some homemade fruit filling you prefer, go for it. I loved reaching for the canned as it saves time and still gives me a tasty treat. But do whatever works best with the supplies you have on hand.
Give this danish recipe a try today. I think you will love this Air Fryer danish version!
- Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Dough
- 8 oz Cream Cheese ( I used Whipped)
- 16 oz can Cherry Pie Filling ( or your favorite filling)
- Pre-Heat your air fryer to 350
- Roll out your triangle crescent dough
- Roll the very top one time over.
- Pinch the edges together so it forms a circle with a bottom like pictured
- Fill each roll with a spoonful of cream cheese. ( I used Whipped)
- Top each with a spoonful of cherry pie filling
- Place in your air fryer on a rack
- Cook on bake at 390 for 10 minutes.
- The top will be golden brown.
- Place foil over the top of the tray cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove and drizzle with icing.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 192mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g