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Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish Recipe


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This Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish Recipe is easy to make and so delicious. You’re going to love this recipe. It makes the perfect breakfast or snack.

If you love air fryer breakfast recipes, then this is the recipe for you! These cherry cream cheese danishes are made from soft and buttery crescent rolls and filled with cream cheese and cherry filling.

Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish on a glass plate

Cream Cheese Danish Crescent Rolls

Danishes are multilayered sweet pastries that are typically filled with a fruit or cream cheese filling. The concept behind this popular breakfast item was brought to Denmark by Austrian bakers, where it became what we now know as a danish.

Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe is perfect for making ahead of time! It’s also great to serve on any occasion.

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love air fryer fruit pastry recipes you may also enjoy this Air Fryer Toaster Strudel recipe.

Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish on a glass plate

Ingredients

This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store. You may even already have most of these on hand.

  • crescent rolls
  • cherry pie filling
  • cream cheese
  • sugar 
Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish Recipe Ingredients

Substitutions

Crescent Rolls: Out of canned crescent rolls? You can use puff pastry instead.

Fruit: Switch out the cherry pie filling for your favorite fruit.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this crescent roll danish recipe.

How to Make Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish Recipe

This recipe comes together in just a few simple steps. These cherry cream cheese crescent roll danishes are perfect for any occasion!

Step 1: Mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar

In a mixing bowl. Mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy.

Step 2: Cut the crescent rolls without unrolling them

Don’t roll out the crescent rolls but rather cut the roll of dough into 8 medallions.

Step 3: Flatten the danish dough

Flatten each medallion into 2-3” circles.

6 pcs Danish dough flattened in 2-3 inch circles

Step 4: Top the danishes

Top with cream cheese mixture and then the cherries.

6 pcs Danish dough flattened in 2-3" circle size topped with cream cheese mixture and cherries.

Step 5: Air Fry the crescent roll danishes

Place danishes in air fryer basket and cook on 350 for 6 minutes.

Cooked Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish Recipe in Air Fryer

Step 6: Allow them to cool before enjoying

Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from air fryer basket. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

You can easily mix up the ingredients and try something new with this delicious breakfast or snack recipe.

Flavor: Use a different pie filling flavor to switch up the sweet fruit flavor of these breakfast pastries.

Nuts: Top with chopped roasted nuts if you want to add a little crunch.

Glaze: Add more sweetness by drizzling on a simple vanilla glaze to the top of these pastries.

closeup of a hand holding a Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish

Toppings/Serving Suggestions

These cherry cream cheese danishes are delicious enough to enjoy on their own, but here are a few of my favorite things to serve with these fruit pastries.

Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish on a glass plate

Tips

Want to make sure that your cherry danishes turn out perfectly? Here are some tips to help make these pastries.

  • Do not unroll the crescent roll dough, you want to slice these while the dough is still rolled up.
  • Use the back of a spoon to press down the dough, so that you can fill it with cream cheese and cherry pie filling.
  • For easy clean-up you can line your air fryer basket with parchment paper.
  • Room temperature cream cheese will spread better, so I recommend allowing it to reach room temperature before spreading.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store these in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last for up to a week.

How to reheat

These are best reheated in the air fryer. Just put them back in a 350-degree air fryer for 2 to 3 minutes for a crispy outside, while still remaining soft on the inside.

Can I freeze danishes?

Definitely! These are delicious to freeze and then you can easily reheat them in the air fryer for a quick breakfast.

Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish on a glass plate  with more of the danish next to it on a white table

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Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish Recipe

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Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish

This Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Danish is easy to make and so delicious.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 39 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Danishes
Calories 182 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 10 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy.
  • Don’t roll out the crescent rolls but rather cut the roll of dough into 8 medallions.
  • Flatten each medallion into 2-3” circles.
  • Top with cream cheese mixture and then the cherries.
  • Place danishes in air fryer basket and cook on 350 for 6 minutes.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from air fryer basket.

Nutrition

Serving: 1DanishCalories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 271mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 227IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
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