These Cream Cheese Danishes made with canned biscuits are delicious and so easy to make.  They are wonderful for breakfast with coffee or as a snack with milk.  Make some as appetizers when friends and family come over for a gathering or game day event.  They would make a wonderful surprise breakfast treat for your Valentine.  Children will love helping you make these. They will keep several days in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the microwave.

Ingredients needed for Cream Cheese Danishes:

Canned biscuits

Cream cheese

White granulated sugar

Vanilla extract

Cherry pie filling (You can use whatever pie filling you like)

Powdered sugar


Recipe Feedback: “I just made this today with apple pie filling. OMG! So good! Thanks for sharing!-Kim

These treats are also great for brunch! You can easily double it or even triple for a larger group. Scroll all the way down to read more reviews for these cream cheese danishes.


Cream Cheese Danishes

Cream Cheese Danishes

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5 from 7 votes

Canned Biscuit Cream Cheese Danishes

How to make Canned Biscuits Cream Cheese Danishes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream Cheese Danishes
Servings: 16 Danishes


  • 1 16 ounce can jumbo flaky biscuits with 8 biscuits in can.
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling (You can use whatever pie filling you like)


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon milk more or less until of pouring consistency


  • Remove biscuits from can and pull apart to make two biscuits out of each one. You will have 16 flat biscuit pieces. If you are making the muffin type danishes, roll the biscuit pieces out a little to fit in the cup of a standard sized muffin tin that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  • If you are making the flat ones on a baking sheet, place a piece of parchment paper on the sheet and put the flat biscuit pieces on the paper. I kind of crimp the outsides of each flat piece kind of like you would a pie crust to hold the filling. Mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with a mixer and add about a tablespoon to each danish, then add pie filling on top. I make 8 of each and use all the cream cheese and pie filling.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes until biscuits are brown and done. Let cool and add glaze below if you like. Makes 16 danishes.

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  1. So easy and so tasty! Thank you for sharing the recipe.5 stars

  2. Alice Zamnuik says:

    These are great. I had to cook a lot longer, almost 18 minutes. I also added squeezed fresh lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture for a tangy taste. It was good. My first batch was a little uncooked, next batch with longer cook times was great. I ate 2 yesterday and two today, yummy and easy.5 stars

  3. Made this with grands cinnamon rolls instead of buiscuts, turned out great. No need to make frosting the cinnamon rolls come with it.5 stars

  4. I made these with my own recipe of blueberry pie fillilling. Outstannding!! Great ideas!!5 stars

  5. They are really good! Just sweet enough. Next time I’ll try strawberry. One question, how many calories are in them?5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have no idea how many calories are in them, but strawberry sounds delicious!

  6. Bea Yurkerwich says:

    The Danishes look so good…Thank you!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You’re welcome! Enjoy!

  7. Judy Meyer says:

    This works with crescent rolls, too. Just take the dough out of the can.Don’t unroll it. Cut 8 slices. Put onto cookie sheet. Flatten as in this recipe.

  8. i used to make something on this idea – and loved it. I like the idea that these are baked in muffin cups AND I love the addition of the cherry pie filling! ; o )

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      They are delicious!

      1. Kim Leippert says:

        I just made this today with apple pie filling. OMG! So good! Thanks for sharing!5 stars

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        Oh that sounds delicious! So glad it was a hit!