Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake & Cinnamon Apple Cheese Coffee Cake

One of my favorite morning recipes...cream cheese, cherry pie filling or apple pie filling and refrigerated crescent rolls make this one a keeper! A great morning delight for you or if you are having guests for that fun weekend. This Danish comes together very quickly and easily. 

I just finished canning about 100 pounds of apples. I made a lot of apple pie filling. I thought it would be fun to try this recipe with the apple pie filling. It turned out absolutely delicious. Don't limit yourself to just the cherry Danish. You can also use strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or just about any fruit you can think of. Like I said in the first paragraph, this recipe is so easy and is definitely a keeper!

I have included recipes for breakfast treats in this post also...a German pancake, homemade Pop Tarts, breakfast sliders, Cinnamon Roll casserole and Ham and Cheese Omelet for a crowd. These recipes are from contributors from around the internet. I love sharing posts that I think everyone would enjoy. Plus, it gives more exposure to the gals and guys that work so hard to make their posts pop.

If you are looking for some great breakfast recipes, I think you will enjoy reading all the recipes in this post. They are fantastic!

Let's Assemble this Yummy Breakfast Treat...
You will need two refrigerated crescent rolls in the dairy section of your grocery store. Open both rolls and set aside 4 of the triangled crescent rolls. Grab your baking stone and starting at 12 o'clock, place one of the triangles at 12, 3, 6  and 9. Place 2 triangles in between each of the other 4 triangles located at 12, 3, 6 and 9. Start pinching the seams together all the way around. Tuck the short ends in the middle by making a 3" opening in the center. Pinch the crescent rolls all the way around.

Next make the cream cheese layer and then put the mixture on top of the crescent rolls.
Next add your fruit of choice on top of the cream cheese mixture. Then take the remaining 4 triangle crescent rolls and divide each into 3 pieces. You should have 12 skinny triangles when done. Arrange the 12 skinny triangles just like you did the other triangles. Lay them on the fruit mixture. Tuck the skinny ends in the middle of the Danish and pinch in place. Also do this with the wider ends. Just pinch them in place to the crescent rolls on the bottom.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes. Allow the Danish to cool and then add a glaze consisting of powdered sugar, vanilla and a little milk. Mix until its a thin consistency that can be dropped from a fork, or a spoon or a small whisk.

This one is delicious and easy. Total time to make it was about 15 minutes, not counting cooking time. It's great when you need something quick in the morning or on weekends. I've had both the apple Danish and the cherry Danish. I can't decide which one is my favorite!

Cherry & Apple Cream Cheese Danish...
  • 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
  • 21 oz. can cherry pie filling or any pie filling of your choice
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsps. milk
  • (I add a 1/2 tsp. of almond extract)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll crescent dough and arrange 12 of the triangles in a circle with wide ends toward the outside edge of a large round pizza stone.  
  2. The points will not meet in the center.  
  3. Lightly flour and roll out the seams making a 14" circle with a 3" hole in the center.
  4. Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg and vanilla and spread over dough.
  5. Top with pie filling
  6. Cut each of the four remaining triangles into thirds (starting at the wide end opposite the point and cutting lengthwise to the point).
  7. Arrange over filling evenly in spoke-like pattern.
  8. Press ends to seal at center and outer edges.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
Glaze: Mix powdered sugar and milk until glaze consistency and drizzle over coffee cake.

One Final Thought...
So many great breakfast ideas and hopefully enough time to make and enjoy them! Those breakfast sliders will work really great at the lake this summer.

Always remember..."Life's dessert first!"...words to live by!