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Easy Cream Cheese Danish

Easy Cream Cheese Danish

I’m going to be honest. This recipe has been a long time coming. I’ve been wanting to make homemade cream cheese danish for months now. But I keep putting it off. I don’t know why. These were so simple to make! I think I was just nervous that they wouldn’t turn out as good as the ones I buy. But in all seriousness, I’m a pastry fiend. That’s right. A fiend. I would hoard pastries if it wasn’t “socially unacceptable”. I have often said to the hubby that if I had to choose a different profession, I would be a pastry chef. My latest obsession has been with these easy cream cheese danish.

Easy Cream Cheese Danish

Let’s start with a close-up shall we?? Look at that flakey golden crust. Oh my. That beautiful golden cheese! And the cracks in the cheese showing its perfect done-ness! Woah woah woah. Back up. Stop drooling on the keyboard and/or licking the screen (she says to herself). It’s times like these that I wish smell-o-vision was a real thing. I’ll stop being mean and tempting you with pictures. On to the recipe!

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Easy Cream Cheese Danish
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 sheets puff pastry; thawed but still cool
  • 8 oz cream cheese; at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs; divided
  • ¼ cup flour; for rolling
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, place room temperature cream cheese and sugar. Using a spatula, cream together the cheese and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and 2 egg yolks and stir until just combined.
  3. On a floured surface, unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry. With a floured rolling pin, slightly roll it until it is 10×10-inches. Repeat with second puff pastry sheet.
  4. Cut each puff pastry sheet into 4 equal squares. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of cream cheese filling into the center of each square.
  5. Brush all 4 edges of each pastry square with an egg white wash (2 egg whites beaten with 1 tablespoon of water). Fold each corner in to be slightly touching the filling. Carefully transfer each pastry to the lined baking sheet.
  6. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown, rotating the pans once halfway through. Enjoy!
Notes
To get your puff pastry to the perfect temperature, pull it out of the freezer and put it into the refrigerator the day before you plan to use it.

Easy Cream Cheese Danish

So easy, right!? You just use puff pastry… one of the 7 wonders of the world kitchen. AND one of the beauties of making these fresh at home is getting them warm, right out of the oven! YUM! So good.

Are you a pastry fiend? What is your favorite type of pastry?

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