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Cream Cheese and Cherry Danish Biscuits

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Honey-kissed cream cheese, sweet cherries, flaky golden pastry. Making your own DIY Danish has never been so simple or delicious.
Updated May 11, 2021
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  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 6 ounces whipped cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers Original Biscuits (8 Count)
  • 1/4 cup sparkling sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen black cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 cup from 1 tub (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Arrange biscuits on baking sheet. Press the bottom of a 2 1/2” cup into the center of each biscuit, creating a “nest”. Mold dough around the glass as needed to create a deep indentation surrounded by even edges.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and milk. Brush mixture around the edges of each biscuit and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  • 4
    In a large bowl, stir together egg white, cream cheese, honey and vanilla. Spoon mixture into the center of each nest.
  • 5
    Bake for 10 minutes, remove pan from oven. Place cherries on top of cream cheese, return to oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, until the edges of the pastry turn golden brown. Remove from and cool completely.
  • 6
    In a small bowl, melt frosting in the microwave and stir in almond extract. Drizzle over cooled pastries.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Remove dough from the fridge 15 minutes before using for best results. Using a slightly warmer dough makes it easier to mold the nests.
  • tip 2
    Use blueberries, raspberries or blackberries instead of cherries to make a variety of flavors.

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