Thanks to pre-made puff pastry, these cream cheese danish only take a few minutes to make. Simply mix together the filling. Spoon on the puff pastry. Brush the edges with a little whisked egg and bake. That’s it!
Puff Pastry Danish
You only need 4 ingredients to make these cream cheese Danish! Puff pastry, cream cheese, sugar, and an egg. The lemon juice and vanilla are tasty but optional.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6 Danish
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (soft)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed but cool
For the Egg Wash
- 1 large egg whisked
Preheat oven to 400℉.
Mix softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth in a medium bowl. Stop the mixer. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the egg yolk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
Unfold cool puff pastry sheet. Cut into 6 equal pieces. Place rectangles on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Spoon cream cheese filling onto the center of the puff pastry. Brush the edges of the puff pastry with the whisked egg.
Bake until the filling is set and the pastry is brown, about 18 minutes.
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