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Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Easy Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

This sweet danish combines cream cheese and cherries in a puff pastry dough and drizzled with a sweet glaze.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 284 kcal


  • Baking sheet
  • cooling rack
  • Pizza Cutter
  • cooking brush
  • whisk
  • bowl


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


  • 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 Facts
Easy Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 671IU13%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cherry, cream cheese, danish, easy, egg yolk, lemon juice, powdered sugar, puff pastry, sweet, vanilla
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