Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Croissants: Flaky, Creamy, and Bursting with Cherry Goodness

Elevate your breakfast or brunch game with these delectable Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Croissants. These croissants are the ideal combination of flavors and textures, featuring flaky croissant dough, creamy cream cheese filling, and sweet cherry preserves. The air fryer cooks them perfectly golden brown and crispy on the outside, while keeping the filling warm and gooey on the inside. Whether you’re hosting a weekend brunch or just treating yourself to a special breakfast, these Cherry Cream Cheese Croissants will impress.


  • 1 package (8 count) refrigerated croissant dough
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer:
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes.
  1. Prepare the Cream Cheese Filling:
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  1. Assemble the Croissants:
  • Unroll the refrigerated croissant dough and separate the triangles along the perforated lines.
  • Spread a spoonful of cherry preserves onto the wide end of each croissant triangle.
  • Place a dollop of the cream cheese filling on top of the cherry preserves.
  1. Roll Up the Croissants:
  • Starting from the wide end, roll up each croissant triangle to encase the filling, forming a crescent shape.
  • Place the rolled croissants onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  1. Brush with Egg Wash:
  • Lightly brush the tops of the croissants with the beaten egg to give them a golden brown finish.
  1. Air Fry the Croissants:
  • Place the croissants in the preheated air fryer basket, leaving some space between them to allow for air circulation.
  • Air fry the croissants at 350°F (175°C) for 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown and puffed up.
  1. Serve Warm:
  • Remove the Cherry Cream Cheese Croissants from the air fryer and let them cool slightly before serving.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, if desired, before serving.
  • Enjoy these delicious croissants warm, with a cup of coffee or tea for a delightful breakfast or brunch treat.

Air Fryer Cherry Cream Cheese Croissants are a delicious take on a classic pastry, combining the buttery flakiness of croissants with the creamy richness of cream cheese and the sweet tanginess of cherry preserves. These croissants are simple to make in the air fryer and turn out perfectly golden brown and crispy on the outside, with the filling remaining warm and gooey on the inside. These Cherry Cream Cheese Croissants will become a favorite in your recipe collection, whether they are served for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet treat at any time of the day.