Cherry Cheese Danish Sliders [+Video]

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Cherry Cheese Danish Sliders [+Video]

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

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.

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.

How to Make Dessert Sliders

Glazed Lemon Snack Cake [+Video]

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Glazed Lemon Snack Cake [+Video]

a photo of one piece of lemon cake topped with white frosting and sitting on a white plate. Several servings of cake are in the background.

A bright lemon snack cake that is dense but moist, soaked in a lemon syrup and topped with a lemon glaze. This one is for all you lemon lovers out there!

This recipe started out as a white cake but I couldn’t resist the lemon and ended up with this tangy, delicious beauty. I haven’t regretted one second of it! In fact, I’ve never regretted any lemon cake recipe I’ve ever made!

A snack is a small amount of food that you eat between meals, so if this is a snack cake recipe, you can technically have at least two, if not three, pieces in one day. One between breakfast and lunch, another between lunch and dinner, and since it’s a cake, one more for dessert! Follow my logic there? Ha!

What Ingredients are Needed for Glazed Lemon Snack Cake?

There is lemon in all parts of this glazed cake…lemon lemon lemon! We will start with the ingredients for the cake and then a few more for the syrup and glaze. Let me just state right up front is that you will want to have about 5-6 lemons to make all the components of the this recipe. Here is your grocery list:

Cake

  • Dry Ingredients: All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Sugar, Salt and Lemon Zest
  • Wet Ingredients: Butter, Vegetable Oil, Eggs, Milk, Vanilla, Lemon Extract, Almond Extract and Lemon Juice

Lemon Syrup

  • Butter: adds richness
  • Sugar: adds the sweetness and helps thicken the syrup
  • Lemon Juice: adds flavor and tartness
  • Vanilla: adds flavor

Lemon Glaze

  • Powdered Sugar: adds sweetness
  • Lemon Juice (or Milk): If you want bright white glaze, use milk. If you want more lemon flavor, go with the lemon juice.

The measurements for each ingredient are listed in the recipe card below.

How to Make a Glazed Lemon Snack Cake

I’m going to walk you through the steps of making this cake. It is super simple and you’re going to love the bright lemon flavor in every step. Let’s start with the cake…

Cake

  • Preheat the oven and prepare an 8×8″ square baking pan with parchment.
    • PRO TIP: Spray the pan, line it with parchment and then spray again.
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add the mixture of dry ingredients and mix until there are no big clumps.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake.
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the syrup.

Lemon Syrup

  • Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until the better melts. Stir to combine.
  • When the cake is finished, poke it everything with a toothpick.
  • Pour the lemon syrup all over the top.
  • Let the cake cool completely (at least an hour) before adding the glaze.

S’mores Sliders [+Video]

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S’mores Sliders [+Video]

a close up photo of a dessert s'more slider showing the melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows spilling out the sides of a slider bun

Looking for a fun twist on the classic s’mores? Try making s’mores sliders! These bite-sized treats offer a unique and delicious way to enjoy the classic campfire dessert.

All the classic s’more flavors, gooey marshmallows, melty chocolate and crunchy graham cracker, all loaded up between two sweet buttery Hawaiian rolls. And the best news…you can enjoy it any time of year because they bake right in the oven. No campfire needed!

I had a bag of Hawaiian rolls in the freezer that I needed to use. I wanted to try something new and not your typical savory slider. The idea for a s’mores version just popped into my head one day, and oh my gosh, I kid you not, the family went nuts over them!!!!! Way better than a regular smores imho! Dessert sliders are totally my thing now!

Ingredients Needed to Make S’mores Sliders

You only need 5 ingredients to make this totally irresistible easy s’mores dessert! You’ll need the usual trio…grahams, chocolate and mallows, then just two more items and you’re set. Here are the details:

The measurement for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

How to Make S’mores Sliders

This might be the most quick and easy smores dessert you’ll ever make. It’s just a few simple steps and some time baking in the oven, and then you can dig in! An irresistible dessert for a crowd in under a half hour! Here are the basic steps:

  • Prep: Preheat the oven 350° F, brush the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish with melted butter, and sprinkle graham crackers all over it.
  • Cut: Using a sharp bread knife, cut the full sheet of rolls in half and then place the bottom half in the baking sheet.
  • Layer: Cover the bottom rolls with a later of chocolate bars followed by a layer of marshmallows.
  • Top: Place the lid of the rolls on top and pour the rest of the butter over the top of the rolls, using a pastry brush to spread the butter all over the rolls.
  • Sprinkle: Using the remaining graham cracker crumbs, sprinkle them all over the top of the buttery rolls.
  • Bake: Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Then

Our Favorite Campfire Dessert – Banana Boats

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Our Favorite Campfire Dessert – Banana Boats

a photo of several banana boats each topped with different toppings

Banana boats are a campfire recipe from my childhood! Warm fire-roasted bananas topped with marshmallows and chocolate chips with the whole family sitting around the campfire laughing and making memories. It just doesn’t get much better than that!

Discover the simple steps to creating delicious and decadent campfire banana boats, filled with your choice of toppings. We are sharing photos of all our favorite creations to inspire your minds and tastebuds. We can’t wait for you to enjoy this tasty summer dessert!

Original Banana Boat

Saved By Banana Boats

Childhood is really hard.

It’s wonderful for sure and if you’re like me you have a little inner ache to climb your way back to it. But there’s a lot of growing pains, literally and figuratively to endure. Thankfully we had our camping trips and lake visits that smoothed out any roughness of life.

And banana boats.

We had many banana boats.

Who thought up such a magical creation and let children’s hearts fly free with the unwrapping of a simple piece of aluminum foil and charred banana?

Growing up we only did chocolate chips and marshmallows, but all these years later we’ve got a plethora of talented kids to lead us to new adventures, even with this classic camping dessert.

Reese’s Banana Boat

What is a Banana Boat?

A banana boat is like a s’more and a banana split fell in love and had a baby. It takes a few things from each parent and is perfect! Banana boats consist of bananas sliced down the middle, stuffed with yummy toppings like marshmallows, chocolate chips, nuts, m&m’s, caramel, etc. and then wrapped in foil and cooked over the campfire. It is a favorite campfire recipe of ours!

Strawberry Shortcake Banana Boat

What is the Difference Between Banana Boat and a Banana Split?

A banana boat does not have any ice cream in it and is cooked over campfire or on a grill. It does have many of the same flavors and joy that a banana split brings though! In fact, we even made a banana split inspired banana boat for this photo shoot which can be seen below. Banana boats are a fun alternative for a campfire dessert rather than s’mores.

Banana Split Banana Boat

Ingredients for Banana Boats

The ingredients list for banana boats are simple…bananas and whatever toppings you want to put on them. I will share a section below for all the toppings we’ve tried. You can really let your imagination and taste buds run wild on this one!

Original Banana Boat

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Key Lime Pie Recipe

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Key Lime Pie Recipe

A key lime pie in a graham cracker crust. Dollops of whipped cream are around the edge of the pie and two slices of lime are in the middle. Limes and forks are beside the pie.

There’s nothing quite like a perfect Key Lime Pie. That graham cracker crust filled with a bright and zippy but totally creamy filling is meant to be your dessert this week. 

THIS IS THE BEST KEY LIME PIE RECIPE EVER!! 

Phew. 

Sometimes you just gotta yell it to make it known. I’ve been making key lime pie since I got married 16 years ago and this is the ultimate recipe. It all started with key lime pie that Cade had while serving a mission for 2 years in Brazil. It’s called Torta de Limão in Brazil and while we adore this recipe for bars, our pie needed to have that Florida key lime vibe so I’ve been testing and testing off and on for years until this year I decided to throw in a little sour cream and bam! Deliciousness is served. 

What Ingredients are Needed for a Classic Key Lime Pie?

This recipe is so simple that it’s dangerous! You only need a few ingredients, and you’ll likely have several of them on hand already. Making this recipe actually reminds me of making my mom’s famous lemon meringue pie. Fresh citrus just makes the best desserts ever! Here is your grocery store list:

  • Graham Cracker Crust: graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: gives the pie it’s sweetness and creaminess
  • Sour Cream: adds creaminess and tartness
  • Lime Zest: flavor, flavor, flavor
  • Lime Juice: squeeze your own juice or buy bottled key lime juice, I always recommend fresh!
  • Egg Yolks: add so much richness
  • Stabilized Whipped Cream: water, gelatin, heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card below.

Recommended Equipment:

How to Make a Key Lime Pie Recipe

And you thought the ingredients list was nice and easy! Just wait until you see how easy it is to make this pie! Here are the basic steps:

  1. Make a graham cracker crust and let it cool.
  2. Whisk all the filling ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Pour mixture into the prepared pie crust.
  4. Bake and then cool.
  5. Serve with whipped cream on top.

All of these steps can be found in the recipe card below.

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