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Cherry-Almond Streusel Danish

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 8
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No need to stop at the bakery when you can start with convenient refrigerated biscuits to make a flaky, almond-filled Danish. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Streusel Topping

2
tablespoons granulated sugar
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
tablespoon butter
1/4
cup sliced almonds

Danish

3
oz cream cheese (from 8-oz package), softened
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup cherry pie filling with more fruit (from 21-oz can)
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Original biscuits
3
tablespoons butter, melted

Icing

1
tablespoon cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1
to 2 teaspoons water

Steps

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  • 1
    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. Add almonds; toss and set aside.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 5
    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.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Danish
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
26g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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