Air Fryer Cherry Danish

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Air Fryer Cherry Danish are the perfect for a quick, delicious, breakfast treat. Warm, flaky crust, sweet cherry pie filling and that smooth creamy cheese and no difficult rolling out of dough. It is reason to get out of bed in the morning.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
cooling time: 5 minutes
Total: 16 minutes
Air Fryer Cherry Danish on a white square tray.

Air Fryer Cherry Danish are perfect for a quick, delicious, breakfast treat. Warm, flaky crust, sweet cherry pie filling and that smooth creamy cheese. It is reason to get out of bed in the morning.

Air Fryer Cherry Danish on a white square tray.

This air fryer cherry danish recipe is so easy. And you get to control how much of that wonderful filing go into your danish. Once you try this recipe, you will be hooked.

Who invented Danish? Not the Dutch. Find out more here.

  • Super Quick: No more fussing with puff pastry and hours of work.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Who could say know to a warm, fresh cherry danish?
  • Makes Great Leftovers: They stay fresh for days or treat the office.
Close up of a plate of cherry danish.

What You Need to Make Recipe Name

Ingredients

  • crescent rolls
  • cherry pie filling 
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
Ingredients of  dough, cherry pie filing and cream cheese.

Equipment

How to Cook Cherry Danish in the Air Fryer – Step by Step

Dough layed out on a tray, then with cheese and cherries added and then before and after air frying.
  • Preheat: First, preheat air fryer.
  • Mix: Second, in a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy.
  • Flatten: Cut the crescent roll dough into 8 medallions. Flatten each medallion into 2-3” circles.
  • Top: Next, top with cream cheese mixture and then the cherries.
  • Cook: Finally, place danishes in a greased, air fryer basket and cook on 350 for 6 minutes.

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Common Questions About Air Fryer Cherry Danish

WHAT KIND OF DOUGH DO YOU USE FOR AIR FRYER CHERRY DANISH?

We use crescent dough, however, you can use any canned dough or even frozen puffed pastry.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, adjust the ingredients accordingly.

FROZEN?

Absolutely, simply wrap them up airtight and use them whenever you need them.

BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Since there is no need to roll these danish out, they are super quick to make, but of course, you can make them ahead of time.

A hand holding a cherry danish.

Expert Tips for Making Air Fryer Cheese Danish

  • Add Icing: Drizzle on your favorite icing, after they have cooled and make these danish even more decadent.
  • Change up the filing: Use a variety of different fillings and offer cherry, blueberry, apple etc.
  • Double Batch: Feel free to make a double batch, freeze and use as an anytime treat.
  • Nuts: Slivered almonds are great on top of these danish.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: No Air Fryer? Place on a baking sheet in the oven on 350 degrees.

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Air Fryer Cherry Danish on a white square tray.

Air Fryer Cherry Danish

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Air Fryer Cherry Danish are the perfect for a quick, delicious, breakfast treat. Warm, flaky crust, sweet cherry pie filling and that smooth creamy cheese and no difficult rolling out of dough. It is reason to get out of bed in the morning.
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Servings: 16 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
cooling time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 10 oz cherry pie filling
  • 1 8 oz package 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 them 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.

Expert Tips

  • Add Icing: Drizzle on your favorite icing, after they have cooled and make these danish even more decadent.
  • Change up the filing: Use a variety of different fillings and offer cherry, blueberry, apple etc.
  • Double Batch: Feel free to make a double batch, freeze and use as an anytime treat.
  • Nuts: Slivered almonds are great on top of these danish.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: No Air Fryer? Place on a baking sheet in the oven on 350 degrees.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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