Monday, August 20, 2012


This looks so good!  What a delicious way to start the day with Pillsbury's cherry almond streusel danish .
Streusel Topping:

2      Tbsp. granulated sugar
2      Tbsp. Pillsbury all-purpose flour
1/2   tsp. ground cinnamon
1      Tbsp. Land O' Lakes butter
1/4   cup Fisher Chef's Naturals Sliced Almonds


3     oz. cream cheese (from 8 oz. pkg.), softened
1/4  cup powdered sugar
1/2  tsp. vanilla
1     cup cherry pie filling with more fruit (21 oz. can)
1/2  tsp. almond extract
1     can (16.3 oz.) Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits (8)
3     Tbsp. Land O Lakes butter, melted

1     Tbsp. cream cheese, softened
1/2  cup powdered sugar
1/4   tsp. vanilla
1-2  tsp. water

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool 5 minutes.
  4. 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.
Makes 8 Danish

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