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Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes – Delicious 6 ingredient homemade danishes filled with cream cheese filling and fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes

I love danishes! They can be any flavor and I will just eat them up! When I went to the bakery and they were out the other day, I knew that I had to just figure out how to make them at home.  I decided to use some local strawberries along with a simple cream cheese filling on crispy puff pastry.  These danishes are so easy to make and will be a hit for any brunch or breakfast!

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Common Questions About Making Homemade Danishes

What are danishes?

Danishes are a multi-layered sweet pastry with a puff pastry base and sweet filling.

What kind of fruit can I use?

Any berry would be great! I’ve tried blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries and they were all delicious!

Can I use jam instead?

Sure, you can use jam in the danishes instead of the fresh fruit or along with the fresh fruit.  I tried it with 2 tablespoons of homemade strawberry jam and it was great.

Can I use homemade puff pastry?

Yes! Feel free to use homemade puff pastry.

Danish Recipe

Serving Notes

  • I like to garnish the danishes with fresh minced strawberries – I add them while they’re hot and they soften slightly but add a nice freshness to the danishes.
  • If you have any remaining cream cheese filling, you can thin it to your desired consistency with milk and use it as an icing.

Strawberry Danish

Ingredient Notes

  • Puff pastry is a really flaky dough that will puff up and give a great crunchy exterior.
  • You can find it in almost every grocery store in the freezer section – just make sure to get puff pastry sheets (not cups).
  • The cream cheese adds a great tang and richness to the Danish.
  • The granulated sugar helps sweeten the Danish.
  • The vanilla enhances the sweetness and flavor of the strawberries.
  • The lemon juice helps brighten the filling and provide a bit of acid.  It really makes the strawberries pop.

Strawberry Danish Recipe

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Strawberry Danishes

Yield: 16 Danishes

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes - Delicious 6 ingredient homemade danishes filled with cream cheese filling and fresh strawberries.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package (2 sheets) puff pastry (thawed)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or sil-pat mats.
  2. Unroll the puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface and slice in half, lengthwise. Then, cut each strip in quarters so you have eight large rectangles. Repeat with the second sheet of pastry.
  3. Using a small paring knife, create a 1/2" border around the edge of each piece of puff pastry, but make sure not to cut all the way through.
  4. Poke the center square of the puff pastry a few times with a fork - this will ensure the edges rise, but not the center. This will help hold the filling in the danish.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and vanilla.
  6. In another bowl, stir together the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, chopped strawberries, and lemon juice.
  7. Divide the cream cheese mixture between the pieces of puff pastry, making sure to only fill within the border.
  8. Spoon the strawberry mixture over the cream cheese.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  10. Enjoy warm or at room temperature. Store any leftover danishes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Notes

  • I like to garnish the danishes with fresh minced strawberries— I add them while they’re hot and they soften slightly but add a nice freshness to the danishes.
  • If you have any remaining cream cheese filling, you can thin it to your desired consistency with milk and use it as an icing.
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    Wanda Hockaday

    Saturday 24th of July 2021

    These look delicious but u don’t know how to get back to this site

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