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Cherry-Almond Streusel Danish

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Cherry-Almond Streusel Danish
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 16
  • 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.
Updated Oct 4, 2016
Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008
Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008
Jean Gottfried
Upper Sandusky, Ohio

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

Icing

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

Steps

  • 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

390 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 51g Total Carbohydrate, 26g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Danish
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
160
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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