Cherry Danish Recipe
This easy Cherry Danish is made from puff pastry dough filled with a sweetened cream cheese mixture and topped with cherry pie filling.
Prep Time 10 minutes mins
Cook Time 15 minutes mins
Total Time 25 minutes mins
Calories 554 kcal
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp water
- 1 egg yolk
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 3 tbsp sugar plus some for dusting
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 (17.3 oz) package frozen puff pastry sheets thawed
- 1 can cherry pie filling optional
Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Crack the whole egg into a small bowl. Add the water and beat together. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, add egg yolk, cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix the ingredients together using an electric mixer on medium high speed.
On a clean surface, spread out both puff pastry sheets. Cut each sheet into 4 even squares. Make the squares into octagons by folding over each corner about 1 inch.
Add a dollop of the cream cheese mixture into the center of each of the octagon shapes. (about 2 tbsp each). Keep the cream cheese in a dollop shape. Don't spread it out.
Optional Cherry topping: Add cherry pie filling on top of the dollop of cream cheese.
Dip a pastry brush into the egg/water mixture. Brush the top of the exposed puff pasty with the mixture. Add a dusting of sugar over the exposed pastry.
Bake for 15-27 minutes until the pastry is an even golden brown. Cool and serve.
Calories: 554kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 8gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 267mgPotassium: 166mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 599IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg