Recipes and Cooking Cherry-Almond Danish Be the first to rate & review! This Danish pastry recipe makes a stunning breakfast, or a gorgeous addition to brunch. And if you're not a fan of cherry, you can use this Danish pastry dough recipe to make a Danish with your favorite fruit instead. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on January 30, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 40 mins Rise Time: 2 hrs Bake Time: 25 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 1 danish Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ¼ cup warm water (105°F to 115°F) 1 package active dry yeast ½ teaspoon sugar 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup fat-free milk ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 12 ounce jar cherry preserves ½ cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted 1 tablespoon water 1 ½ teaspoon sugar 1 recipe Almond Glaze Almond Glaze ½ cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoon milk ¼ teaspoon almond extract Directions In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup warm water, the yeast, and the 1/2 teaspoon sugar, stirring to dissolve yeast. Let stand about 5 minutes or until bubbly. In a large bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the 1/2 cup sugar, and the salt. Gradually add the yeast mixture, the 1/2 cup milk, the melted butter, one of the eggs, and the vanilla, beating with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat for 2 minutes more, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can with a spoon. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place dough in a large greased bowl, turning once to grease surface of dough. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 1 1/2 hours). Line an extra-large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place dough in center and sprinkle top lightly with flour. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 15x10-inch rectangle. Spread cherry preserves lengthwise down center third of the dough rectangle, leaving a 1-inch border at the top and bottom. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the almonds for topping; sprinkle the remaining almonds over preserves. Using a sharp knife, make diagonal cuts, 1 inch apart, along both long sides of the dough rectangle, cutting from each edge almost to the preserves. Starting with a strip at the top of one side of the rectangle, fold strip over preserves; fold a strip from the other side over preserves. Repeat with the remaining strips, alternating sides. Pinch ends under to seal. In a small bowl beat together the remaining egg and the 1 tablespoon water; brush over dough. Sprinkle with the 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar. Let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes). Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully transfer bread to a wire rack; cool completely. Drizzle Almond Glaze over top of cooled bread. Sprinkle with the reserved 1 tablespoon almonds. Almond Glaze Stir together powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon milk, and almond extract in a small bowl. Stir in enough additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to make glaze of drizzling consistency. Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare as directed through Step 8. Cover tightly with freezer wrap and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake about 10 minutes or just until warmed through. Continue as directed in Step 9. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 256 Calories 5g Fat 47g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 256 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 31mg 10% Sodium 118mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 47g 17% Total Sugars 21g Protein 5g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 1.6mg 9% Potassium 94mg 2% Folate, total 72.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.