Easy Cheese & Cherry Danish + Favorite Holiday Breakfasts

Cherry Cheese Danish | Domesticated Academic

I’ve got a great recipe that’s super easy, can be made days in advance and simply reheated with the help of everyone’s favorite: canned biscuit dough. It’s the holidays and who has time to make homemade dough?  Mmmm, not me!! I made mine into mini danish to be more bite sized but feel free to NOT split the biscuits in half, then you’ll have 16 full size danish, which won’t be bad either. You can use the knot technique that I showed you in the garlic knots recipe or just hollow out each biscuit by pressing down the middle to make a well for the cheese and cherries.  It’s up to you.

Cherry Cheese Danish | Domesticated Academic

The holidays seem like the best time to linger over breakfast, brunch, and enjoy company. The holidays should NOT be stressful and a good breakfast can be one way to help keep the mood light, have people simply enjoy each other, and not get wrapped up in the small stuff, but instead unwrapping the joy of being around family and friends. That being said, this will be my last formal post for the next few weeks. As I finish things up in my “real life” job, I’ll be working on getting home to see my family and friends and spend the holiday with them. I will be back with some delicious treats, desserts, and some lighter dishes to help ring in the new year and get everyone back on eating track!

Merry Christmas!

Cherry Cheese Danish | Domesticated Academic

Cherry Cheese Danish | Domesticated Academic

You’ll need:

makes 32 mini-danish or 16 regular sized danish

  • 2 16 oz. cans of flaky biscuits
  • 1 8 oz. package low fat cream cheese, softened (regular is fine, low fat is what I used)
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • cherry pie filling
  • confectioners sugar
  • water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until mixed well and there’s no lumps.
  3. Remove biscuits from can and take each biscuit and split it in two pieces.
  4. Make a 6-7 inch long ‘rope’ with each biscuit half and tie into a simple knot. Press the knot so there’s a clear well/mini bowl and raise the sides so the cream cheese mixture will sit in it.
  5. Put a spoonful of cream cheese mixture in the center of each biscuit well.
  6. Top with a cherry (or more if you’re making large danish).
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Mix confectioners sugar and water to make a loose frosting.
  9. Glaze and serve warm.

Here are some other favorite breakfast and brunch ideas for you!  Happy Holidays!

Cinni-Mini Rolls | Domesticated Academic

Cinni-Mini Rolls with Maple Glaze

Nutella Sweet Rolls | Domesticated Academic

Nutella Sweet Rolls

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon | Domesticated Academic

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon\

Blueberry Muffin Bake | Domesticated Academic

Blueberry Muffin Bake

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake | Domesticated Academic

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake

Crustless Quiche | Domesticated Academic

Crustless Ham & Cheese Quiche

Bacon Breakfast Bake | Domesticated Academic

Bacon Breakfast Bake


2 thoughts on “Easy Cheese & Cherry Danish + Favorite Holiday Breakfasts

  1. Goodness, these look delicious! Cheese and cherry danish? (Why have I never thought to combine them before?!) Christmas morning sweet breakfast found. Thanks so much! 😀

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