Cherry-Almond Streusel Danish

No need to stop at the bakery when you can start with convenient refrigerated biscuits to make a flaky, almond-filled Danish.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Streusel Topping

2
tablespoons granulated sugar
2
tablespoons Pillsbury BEST® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
tablespoon LAND O LAKES® Butter
1/4
cup Fisher® Chef’s Naturals® 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 (8 biscuits)
3
tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted

Icing

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

    Serving Size: 1 Danish
    Calories
    410
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    590mg
    590%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    50g
    50%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    27g
    27%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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