Delicious Cheese Danish Recipe

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Cheese danishes have a buttery shell and a creamy filling. Using store-bought puff pastry makes this variation easier!  


FOR THE PASTRIES: – 8 ounces (226g) cream cheese, softened – 1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar – 1 large egg, separated – 1 teaspoon lemon juice – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 (17.3 ounce/490g) package puff pastry sheet FOR THE GLAZE: – 3/4 cup (83g) confectioners’ sugar – 1-2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream – 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

TO MAKE PASTRIES: Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners.  

Step 1 


Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, lemon juice, and vanilla until smooth using a medium-speed electric mixer.  

Step 2

Roll one puff pastry sheet into a 10-inch square. Cutting into 9 squares.  

Step 3

Put the squares in the pan. Leave a 1-1/2-inch border around the pastry after forking. Use a fork to lightly poke holes. Coat each pastry with egg white.  

Step 4

Put a tablespoon of cream cheese on each square. Place it in the center; it will spread during baking.  

Step 5

Bake pastries for 12–16 minutes until gently browned. Cool pans on wire racks. Serve warm or room temperature.  

Step 6

MAKE GLAZE: Mix confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon milk/cream, and vanilla. Small amounts of milk or cream are added until the glaze is thick but pourable.  

Step 7

Before serving, glaze the pastries.  

Step 8

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