Cherry Danish

READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
Recipe by Sammy Mae

A recipe I would like to try - prep time is an estimate and includes rise time for the dough. I found it on the Taste of Home website, from Country Woman. Here is their description: These ruby-colored pastries will be the first to disappear from your brunch table. You can use apple pie filling with equally good results.—Christie Cochran, Canyon, Texas

Top Review by 4Jacksons

Great recipe! We ended up with about 30 rolls but they are disappearing fast! Substituted allspice and cloves for the mace.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Add the milk, 1/4 cup shortening, sugar, 2 eggs, salt, mace, extracts and 2 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  5. Punch dough down.
  6. On a large floured surface, roll dough out to a 24-in. x 16-in. rectangle.
  7. Dot half of the dough with 1/4 cup of shortening; fold dough lengthwise.
  8. Fold the dough three times lengthwise, then two times widthwise, each time dotting with some of the remaining shortening.
  9. Place dough in a greased bowl; cover and let rise 20 minutes.
  10. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 16-in. x 15-in. rectangle.
  11. Cut into 8-in. x 3/4-in. strips, coil into a spiral shape, tucking end underneath the coil.
  12. Place in two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  13. Beat remaining egg.
  14. Make a depression in the center of each roll; brush with egg.
  15. Fill with 1 tablespoon of pie filling.
  16. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  17. Cool on a wire rack.
  18. Combine the first three glaze ingredients; drizzle over rolls.
  19. Sprinkle with almonds.

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