Breakfast · christmas

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

My name is Shannon, and I am 7 months pregnant.  When I’m pregnant, I have a pie obsession.  These aren’t technically pies, but they are like pie.  Crisp, flaky crust and fruit filling.  And much less work than making a whole pie.  As I was doing my Christmas baking for my neighbors, friends, and family last week with my mom, sister, and daughter we made a lot of goodies that I’ve already featured on this blog, with one new addition: Cherry Cream Cheese Danish.  I have one word: GLORIOUS.

Not only were these two-bite sized pastries melt-in-your-mouth delicious, they were super easy and super beautiful.

I can guarantee you I will be making these again.  This would be a perfect little treat for a baby shower, bridal shower, tea party, a coffee date,  a brunch, or any kind of party, really.

I doubled this recipe, since a package of puff pastry comes with two sheets, and since each sheet only makes 9 pastries.  Plus, cream cheese comes in blocks of 8oz. 🙂

Ingredients:

Ready made Puff Pastry (1 sheet)
Cherry pie filling (or fruit of choice)

Cream cheese mixture:
Half block of cream cheese (4oz)
1 Tbs sugar
vanilla extract (few drops)
lemon juice (just a splash)
Drizzle icing:

1 cup of powdered sugar
2-3 tsp orange juice or milk until you get the right consistency.

Directions:

Thaw the puff pastry.  I put it out for an hour, and then cut it into squares.  If the squares are still a little stiff, I thaw them out the rest of the way with my (clean) hands. 🙂

Soften the cream cheese to room temperature, and mix in the sugar, vanilla, and lemon. The amounts are really just to taste.

Then, working on a floured surface, I cut the sheet of thawed pastry into 9 squares. Then spread the cream cheese mixture on a diagonal.

Then, I added three cherries in a diagonal line across the cream cheese mixture:

Then, I folded each side over top of the cherries:

Make sure you seal it as well as possible:

Then I brused each pastry with a bit of egg wash (1 egg, whisked together with a few tablespoons of water) and I popped them into a 425° oven until they were golden brown (about 12 minutes, in my oven)

Once they had cooled a bit, I drizzled them with glaze.  Then, I ate waaaaay too many of them and put them in my Christmas goodie boxes.

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4 thoughts on “Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

  1. Made these last night for my husband when he got home from work… we could barely leave one left on the plate between the two of us! So easy and delicious!

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