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Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

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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

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. 

Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

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. 

Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

When To Serve Cherry Cream Cheese Danishes

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Snacking 
  • 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. 

More Air Fryer Recipes to serve are:

Air Fryer Bacon, Air fryer 2 ingredient bagels, Air Fryer Donuts, Or even Air Fryer Oreos.

 

Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

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.

 

Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

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! 

Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danishes 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.

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Dough
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese ( I used Whipped) 
  • 16 oz can Cherry Pie Filling ( or your favorite filling) 
  • Icing

Instructions

  1. Pre-Heat your air fryer to 350
  2. Roll out your triangle crescent dough
  3. Roll the very top one time over.Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish
  4. Pinch the edges together so it forms a circle with a bottom like picturedAir Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish
  5. Fill each roll with a spoonful of cream cheese. ( I used Whipped)Air Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish
  6. Top each with a spoonful of cherry pie fillingAir Fryer Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish
  7. Place in your air fryer on a rack
  8. Cook on bake at 390 for 10 minutes.
  9. The top will be golden brown.
  10. Place foil over the top of the tray cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  11. Remove and drizzle with icing.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 192mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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Margaret Carmen

Friday 19th of March 2021

I love this idea! Baking in the air fryer is fantastic and I think it is often overlooked. Thanks for the inspiration; I will be trying this recipe!

Jill Logan

Sunday 12th of January 2020

Made these today! They were very yummy. I tried using the rack as well as the crisper basket to cook them in the Ninja Foodie. I found it more successful to use the cruisper basket after using a non stick baking spray.

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