Easy Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Ingredients

For the cream cheese filling:

  • 6 oz pack of cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 can of Original Country Cherry drained
  • 1 sheet of store bought puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk (for brushing the Danish)

For the glaze:

  • ¼ cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/3 Tbsp of milk

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

  • First, take the frozen pastry out of the freezer and let it thaw on the counter for about 30 minutes (don’t try to unfold the sheet straight from the freezer or it will break).
  • Now, let’s prepare the filling.  Beat cream cheese and sugar on low speed until creamy. Then add egg yolk, vanilla extract, lemon juice and salt and continue mixing until the mixture is nice and smooth.

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

  • Place the puff pastry on a tray lined with parchment paper, dust it with flour and roll it out slightly.
  • Place the cream cheese filling down the middle of the puff pastry sheet lengthwise into a 3 inch wide strip. 

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

  • Spread the cherries on top of the filling.

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

  • Using a pizza cutter or kitchen scissors, cut the long sides of the pastry into 1 inch wide strips. Cut toward the filling leaving about 1 inch before you get to the filling.
  • Alternating the sides, fold them in over the cream cheese mixture until it will look like a braided pastry with fruit peeking through.
  • Brush the dough with the beaten egg yolk.

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

  • Bake at 400 F for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let it cool before glazing.  Then mix powdered sugar and milk and mix until well blended.  Then drizzle it with a spoon over the pastry.

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Cut into strips to serve.

I hope you enjoy this Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish!

Easy Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry, cream cheese, danish, easy, egg yolk, lemon juice, powdered sugar, puff pastry, sweet, vanilla
Servings: 6
Calories: 284kcal

Ingredients

For the cheese filling:

  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1- 21 oz can Original Country Cherry' drained
  • 1 egg yolk for brushing on the Danish

For the glaze:

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • Tbsp milk

Instructions

  • Take the frozen pastry out of the freezer and let it thaw on the counter for about 30 minutes (do not unfold- it will easily break).

For the filling:

  • Beat cream cheese and sugar on low speed until creamy. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, lemon juice and salt and continue mixing until the mixture is nice and smooth.
    Cherry Cream Cheese Danish
  • Place the puff pastry on a try lined with parchment paper, dust it with flour and roll it out carefully.
  • Place the cream cheese mixture down the middle of the puff pastry sheet lengthwise- creating about a 3 inch strip of filling.
    Cherry Cream Cheese Danish
  • Spread the cherries on top of the filling.
    Cherry Cream Cheese Danish
  • Using a pizza cutter or kitchen scissors, cut the sides of the pastry into 1 inch wide strips. Cut towards the filling, leaving about 1 inch before actually getting to the filling.
  • Alternating the sides, fold them in over the filling until it will look like a braided pastry with fruit peeking out.
  • Brush the dough with the beaten egg yolk.
    Cherry Cream Cheese Danish
  • Bake for 400° F for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Mix powdered sugar and milk and mix until well blended.
  • Let it cool before glazing the pastry.
  • Cut into strips to serve, and enjoy!
    Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
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