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This is a decadent breakfast casserole that is perfect for a New Year's Day morning or to tuck away and save for Valentines Day!
A Cherry Danish Casserole is perfect to eat this time of year because besides being delicious, it will use up any left over, day old rolls that you have after the holidays. The colors are festive and the flavors are bright and cheery. Best of all, you make it the night before, so in the morning you simply pop it in the oven and heat up your house while it bakes. Then, simply mix up the simple cherry glaze and pour it over the top when it comes out of the oven.
Those white cubes are chunks of cream cheese! If you are thinking YUM, you are correct!
I you don't want to pour on the glaze, you could make it a dipping sauce. Other alternatives to the glaze are:
I loved enhancing the flavor of the cherries with the glaze. It added to the ooey gooey goodness of the Cherry Danish appeal.
At our house, we served this casserole on Christmas morning. I'm sure that it will be making a reappearance in the near future. We served it with bacon and hot orange punch. It was very
Christmasy and was a hit with everyone! The bread soaked in the egg becomes a unctuous custard.
If you don't have left over dinner rolls, you can use croissants, which was how the original recipe I saw on DinnerthenDessert made it, or you can use another crusty bread. I didn't have any croissants laying around, but I did have rolls and decided to try it. I made the recipe larger to accommodate a larger family and used more cherries! I also added the cherry glaze with the removed cherry sauce.
So, without further ado, here is the recipe that I used to make Cherry Danish Breakfast Casserole, I hope you give it a try and love it! Simply click on the recipe to print.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!