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Sweet sliders are becoming my new obsession and these cherry cheese danish sliders are like eating a cherry cheese Danish and a cherry cheesecake at the same time.

Sweet cherry pie filling and tangy cheesecake filling all enclosed in sweet Hawaiian rolls, baked to golden perfection and topped with a creamy glaze and sliced almonds.

I made a big batch of cherry pie filling to shoot a bunch of cherry recipes and then I got creative with how to use it. I had a package of slider buns in the freezer and I thought, why not make some cherry sliders? I’d photographed the s’mores sliders the day before sooooo…let’s keep a good thing going!

Whether you are looking to change things up for Saturday breakfast or you want a simple fruit dessert, these cherry cream cheese sliders can please a crowd and they take less than 30 minutes to make.

a photo of a baking dish full of golden cherry cheese danish sliders full of cherry pie filling and cream cheese filling and topped with a drizzle and sliced almonds

Ingredients for Cherry Cheese Danish Sliders

Pull your phone out and start adding these items to your grocery pick up list! You’re going to want make these ASAP…

  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls: you can use store bought or make your own if you have the time
  • Cream Cheese: make sure it is room temperature and preferably full fat
  • Powdered Sugar: adds all the sweetness to the cheesecake filling
  • Lemon Juice: adds a pop of acidity
  • Egg Yolk: makes the cream cheese filling extra creamy and rich
  • Butter: mixed with the sugar and brushed on the bottom of the pan to help the sliders not stick and to create a sugary crust on the bottom
  • Sugar: adds a sweet caramel-y crust to the bottom of the sliders
  • Cherry Pie Filling: homemade or store-bought will work just fine. You could also use any filling you want…strawberry, apple or blueberry.
  • Egg: combined with water, creates an egg wash for the tops of the buns
  • Water: whisked with egg to create an egg wash

Drizzle

  • Powdered Sugar: the sweetness and structure for the drizzle
  • Whole Milk: helps create the drizzle
  • Sliced Almonds: adds texture to the sliders and resembles a classic cherry cheese danish

This is meant to just be an overview of all the ingredients. For all the measurements and details, keep scrolling to the recipe card at the end of the post.

a photo of a baking dish full of baked cherry cheesecake slider with one slider removed so you can see the inside of the sliders with cherry pie filling spilling out

How to Make Dessert Sliders

Here are the step by step instructions for making these cherry sliders:

  • Prep: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut: Using a sharp bread knife, cut an entire sheet of Hawaiian sweet rolls in half and set them aside.
  • Filling: Make the cream cheese filling by beating the cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice and egg yolk with a hand mixer until smooth.
  • Melt: In a small bowl, melt the butter and add the sugar. Mix to combine and then pour into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish and brush around to cover the whole bottom.
  • Layer: Place the bottom of the rolls into the pan and then spread the cream cheese filling all over the rolls. Spread the cherry filling on top of that and then add the top of the roll.
  • Whisk: In a small bowl, whisk together the water and egg to create an egg wash and brush it all over the top and sides of the rolls.
  • Sprinkle: Sprinkle the rest of the sugar all over the tops of the rolls.
  • Bake: Place the baking dish into the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes
  • Whisk: While the sliders are baking, whisk together the ingredients for the glaze.
  • Drizzle: Once the sliders have baked, drizzle the glaze all over the top and then sprinkle with the sliced almonds.

The complete instructions can also be found in the recipe card at the end of this post.

a photo taken over the top of a golden baked cherry cheese danish slider topped with a creamy white drizzle and sliced almonds

Why You Will Love This Cherry Danish Slider Recipe

  • Feed a Crowd: When you’re done with this recipe, you have a dozen delicious sweet sliders ready for everyone to devour!
  • Quick and Easy: This recipe can be completed from start to finish in less than a half hour and it’s so easy that my 8 year old made the last batch.
  • Perfect Flavors: The tangy cream cheese filling combined with the sweet cherry filling all sandwiched in the subtly sweet Hawaiian rolls will satisfy any sweet tooth.
  • Customizable: You can change up the type of fruit filling you use and add extracts or other flavors to the glaze to make these dessert sliders exactly what you want.
  • Great for All Occasions: Holiday breakfast, baby shower, brunch with the ladies, dessert with the family…this recipe hits the spot no matter what the occasion is.
a photo of a dozen baked cherry cheese danish sliders topped with a creamy white drizzle and sliced almonds

Tips for the Best Cherry Cheese Danish Sliders

When I go to make any type of slider, I take a whole pack of King’s Hawaiian rolls and slice through them with a long bread knife all at once. It makes them easier to transfer them and to spread the toppings all over them, almost like a sheet of rolls.

Pretty much any time you use cream cheese in baking, you want it to be at room temperate so it can mix with other ingredients smoothly. You don’t want cream cheese lumps in your filling!

Brushing an egg wash over the tops of the buns helps the sliders become golden, crispy and slightly shiny.

Storing Cherry Cream Cheese Sliders

Cherry pie sliders should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for up to 4-5 days.

a photo of a baking dish full of golden baked sliders full of cherry pie filling and creamy cheesecake filling and topped with a drizzle and sliced almonds

Cherry cheese danish sliders are a cross between cheesecake and a danish all in a delicious handheld sweet dessert sandwich. You totally have to give this recipe a try!

More Delicious Cherry Desserts:

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Description

Sweet cherry pie filling, tangy cheesecake all enclosed in sweet Hawaiian rolls, baked to golden perfection and topped with a creamy glaze and sliced almonds.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Using a bread knife, cut the entire 12 rolls in half creating a top and bottom. Set aside.

    1 Package Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

  • In a bowl, add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and egg yolk to a bowl and using a hand mixer, mix until smooth.

    1 Cup Cream Cheese, 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar, 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice, 1 Egg Yolk

  • In a small bowl, melt the butter and add 1 Tablespoon of sugar. Pour into the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan and spread around to cover the bottom. Place the bottom of the Hawaiian rolls in the pan.

    1 Tablespoon Butter, 4 Tablespoon Sugar

  • Spread the cream cheese filling onto the bottom half of buns. Top with cherry pie filling. Place the top of the buns on the filling.

    2 Cups Cherry Pie Filling

  • Whisk together the water and egg. Brush the egg wash onto the tops and sides of the sweet rolls. Sprinkle the tops and sides with the sugar.

    1 Egg, 1/4 Cup Water, 4 Tablespoon Sugar

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until warmed. Remove and whisk together the glaze and drizzle all over the top.

    1 Cup Powdered Sugar, 2 teaspoons Whole Milk

  • Sprinkle a few sliced almonds and enjoy!

    1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds

Serving: 1sliderCalories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 653IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 0.4mg

Author: Sweet Basil

Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes, Over 200 Favorite Easy Breakfast Recipes

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