Cream cheese danish is the perfect breakfast treat for weekend breakfasts with family and friends. The good news is that you can make them at home instead of buying them from the bakery. This cream cheese and fruit pastry recipe is not only easy but it is delicious.
If you love danishes and pastries from the bakery then you will fall head over heals for these buttery, flakey, cream cheese and fruit pastries. This easy recipe is perfect for holidays and weekend brunches because it starts with store bought puff pasty dough which is filled with a cream cheese mixture and a little fruit, the bakes and voila, bakery pastries at home!
How to Make Easy Cream Cheese Pastry With Fruit
- puff pastry
- softened cream cheese
- sour cream
- vanilla extract
- lemon juice
- jelly or fresh fruit
- If you want your pastries to look a little fancier, similar to your favorite bakery, you can add a drizzle of glaze and a few sliced almonds.
Cream Cheese and Fruit Pastries
1 sheet puff pastry, each box contains 2 sheets
4 ounces cream cheese softened
1 Tablespoon sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3-5 tablespoons raspberry and blueberry jam(homemade or store bought)
1 egg plus a little water to make an egg wash
For the icing
1-2 tablespoons of milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Remove the puff pastry from the box, (there are usually 2 sheets in each box). Unfold, let sit for 10 minutes. Once thawed cut into squares, 1 sheet will make 8 large pastries or 16 small. Score a square into each pastry, leaving about 1/2 around the edge. Do not cut all the way through the dough, the square in the middle will contain the filling and the 1/2 edge will puff up nice and crunchy.
Put a teaspoon or tablespoon of cream cheese filling into the center of each pastry, a teaspoon if you are making smaller pastries(16) and a tablespoon if you are making the larger pastries(8). Try not to let the filling go past the square that you scored. The amount of filling depends upon how many squares you cut. Then place a dollop of jelly into the center and swirl a bit. You could also use fresh fruit instead of jelly, simply add a few berries on top of the cream cheese mixture.
In a small bowl beat the egg and a little water to make an egg wash. Brush edges with egg wash and bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges become puffed and golden brown.
Remove pastries from the oven and let cool. In the meantime mix together the icing ingredients. Once pastries are cooled drizzle with icing and garnish with almonds.
What do you think? Would you make Easy Cream Cheese and Fruit Pastries at home? Could these pastries get any easier?
If you are partial to cream cheese danish then skip the fruit, or if you do not like cream cheese then just add the jelly and maybe add a little fresh fruit on the top. Which ever way you choose to make them they are delicious.
Your friends and family will love waking up to the scent of these scrumptious danish. You could even treat them to breakfast in bed with danish and coffee.
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