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Easy Cheese Danish
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Recipe for Easy Cheese Danish

It's simple to make this cream cheese-based Danish dish. The fresh berries and lemon glaze give the Danish cheese filling a vibrant flavor, and it tastes exactly like cheesecake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Keyword cream cheese danish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 12 cheese danishes
Calories 329kcal
Author Claudia Martinez
Cost $10-$15


Ingredients in Danish cheese:

  • 1 a half-cup of berries (raspberry, strawberry, cranberry)
  • 1 lemon's worth of peel, 1 teaspoon
  • One-half teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • a single room temperature egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup of sugar, granulated
  • 8 ounces of room temperature cream cheese
  • 2 sheets of thawed, 1 pound of puff pastry

Ingredients for egg wash:

  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • 1 egg

Ingredients for lemon glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, fresh
  • 12 cups of sugar powder
  • a half-teaspoon of lemon zest


Danish cream cheese recipe:

  • Pie dough should be defrosted in accordance with the instructions on the package. Oven rack in the center; heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Use Silpat liners or parchment paper to line a Silpat-lined baking sheet.
  • 8 ounces soft cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence, and 1 teaspoon lemon peel should all be combined in a big dish. The mixture should be combined and beat at a medium-high speed until creamy and smooth.
  • On a spotless work surface, unfold the first puff pastry sheet, then carefully roll it into a 10 × 10 square. Cut each sheet into 12 equal pieces using a pizza cutter.
  • By carefully squeezing the ends of two of the strands together and twisting the thread from top to bottom, you may combine the two strands. Wrap the twisted tape over the end that is pressed against your work surface, centering it outward. To keep it attached to the pastry, pinch the end. To stop the center from ballooning out excessively, slightly flatten it with your hands and stab it several times with a fork.
  • Press the berries halfway into the cream after placing 1 spoonful of the filling in the middle. For the remaining strands and the second sheet of puff pastry, repeat steps 2, 3, and 4. Transfer the filled pastries to a baking sheet that has been prepared, allowing at least one-half inch between each one.

How to create bread wash with eggs:

  • In a small dish, combine one egg and one tablespoon of water. With a fork, thoroughly beat.
  • Egg wash the outside edges before baking for 18 to 20 minutes at 400°F in the oven's middle. For the cream cheese filling to thoroughly solidify, it to cool entirely to room temperature before adding a layer of lemon zest.