Cream Cheese Danish

A classic breakfast treat, made with puff pastry and real cream cheese, topped with your favorite berries.
Cuisine: American, International
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 40 minutes
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Servings 8
Cream Cheese Danish


  • 2 sheets Puff Pastry Dough thawed
  • 8 oz Prairie Farms Original Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg, yolk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 8 Blueberries
  • 6 Raspberries
  • 4 Strawberries stems, sliced in half

Egg Wash

  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tbsp Water


  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice


  • Preheat over to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place rack in the center of oven. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla and lemon zest until smooth and creamy.
  • Place thawed puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Cut each sheet into 4 equal squares. Fold each corner of each square inward, creating an octagon shape.
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture into the center of each pastry. Press one of each berry about halfway into the filling. Trasfer pastries to baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, beat together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the outside of each pastry with egg wash.
  • Bake pastries about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from over and let cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, lemon juice and zest. Drizzle over danishes and serve.

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