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Cherry Danishes

These delightful Danish from Margaret McNeil are so quick to fix, you don't even have to uncoil the refrigerated breadsticks. "We prefer them with cherry pie filling, but you can use peach or blueberry instead," suggests the Germantown, Tennessee cook.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 tubes (11 ounces each) refrigerated breadsticks
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water


  • Separate each tube of breadsticks into six sections but leave coiled. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Brush generously with butter and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Make an indentation in the top of each coil; fill with about 1 tablespoon of pie filling. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Combine confectioners' sugar and water; drizzle over warm rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 186 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Jan 14, 2015

    These little danishes were very good. I used the round crescent rolls and used jelly instead of pie filling. They were delicious. Definitely a keeper. I highly recommend this recipe as a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home.

  • carolyn71
    Nov 9, 2012

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    Aug 20, 2012

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  • AshleyAllan
    Mar 29, 2012

    I loved this recipe! It was so easy to make and it was Delicious!

  • keely27
    Jan 8, 2012

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  • charitop1
    Sep 15, 2011

    My son had lemon danish at his friends house and loved it. I was only able to find them at a local Super store but they came in a variety pack. Since he only liked the lemon I started my search for an easy recipe. I used this recipe and substituted lemon curd in place of cherry pie filling. What a hit and I could not believe how quick and easy this recipe is. I also made another variation with cream cheese and guava. Another big hit.

  • AshleyN56
    Mar 19, 2011

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  • Mellerfly
    Dec 1, 2008

    I make these almost every Sunday morning before church. My boys and husband love them. I also make them when company stays over. They're great with coffee and so easy and fast to prepare.

  • LowlyWorm
    Nov 15, 2008

    This is a versatile recipe that I have made so many times. My husband's boss LOVES these. I also do a cream cheese filling. Try filling 4 with cherry filling, 4 with cream cheese filling, and 4 with blueberry filling for a special Fourth of July breakfast. Laurie Rysta