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Cherry Cheese Danish

You have to try my favorite Cherry Cheese Danish recipe! They are super easy to make, only require 4 ingredients, and can be made in the air fryer and oven!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried cherry danish recipe, easy danish recipe, how to make danish in the air fryer
Servings: 16
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Lori @ I Heart Air Frying


  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 can cherry pie filling 21 ounces


  • Place the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Mix until creamy. Set aside.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the crescent rolls from the canister(don’t unroll them). Cut each dough roll into 8 medallions.
  • Flatten each medallion into a 2-3” circle, leaving a raised rim around each circle.
  • Top with cream cheese mixture and then the cherry pie filling.
  • Spritz the air fryer basket with oil or use a parchment paper liner. Place Danishes in the basket, making sure they aren’t touching.
  • Cook for 6 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the air fryer. Cool slightly before serving.


  • Substitute with other pie filling flavors.
  • Add a simple glaze or a dusting of powdered sugar after cooking, if desired.
  • For a larger Danish, cut each dough roll into 4-6 pieces and flatten into 3-4” pieces. You’ll need to cook a little longer.
  • Best served warm, but can be served cold or at room temperature if preferred.
  • Oven bake instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare Danishes as instructed, placing on a parchment lined baking tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool before eating.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg