Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish

4 servings
30 min

We are always so happy at how beautiful these Cranberry Cream Cheese Danishes turn out! They will make a perfect dessert or breakfast for the Christmas season. These fun and festive Cranberry Cream Cheese Danishes have a flaky crust and a delicious cranberry and cream cheese center. The cranberry center is a cranberry orange jam that we make-there is a link in our post on Sweeter With Sugar for that recipe. Of course you can use a store purchased jam. Raspberry, blueberry, blackberry or strawberry jam will be yummy as well. Check out our other dessert recipes with this link: Dessert Recipes!

Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish!

Cut your pastry into four equal pieces-as equal as you and get them.

Fold each one into a triangle and cut as shown. Do not cut all the way to the top point.

Unfold the triangle and fold one cut edge over.

Fold the other cut edge over to make this pretty shape. Place on a parchment covered baking sheet and then fill in the center with your cream cheese mixture and jam.

Now bake.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry thawed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg white and yolk separated
  • cranberry jam or other flavor
  • 1 tsp water
Icing Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk

Before beginning, remove one sheet of puff pastry from the freezer to thaw and the cream cheese from the refrigerator to soften.
When the cream cheese has softened and the puff pastry has thawed, begin.
Preheat oven to 425°-you will reduce the heat before baking.
Separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Keep both.
In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese.
Then, add the sugar, vanilla and egg yolk. Blend to combine until smooth and creamy.
Cut the puff pastry as shown above in post-cut sheet into four equal squares. Fold each square into triangles. and cut as shown. Fold the cut edges over each other.
Place the four cut puff pastries onto a baking sheet that is covered in parchment paper.
Fill each center of the pastry with the cream cheese mixture-evenly.
Make a well in the center of the cream cheese and fill each well with cranberry jam or your desired jam.
Mix the egg white with 1 teaspoon of water and whisk. Brush on the puff pastry-not the cream cheese and jam.
Reduce the heat to 400° and place pastry in immediately.
Bake for 15-18 minutes-until lightly golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow danish to cool a bit while making the icing.
Mix the powdered sugar and water together until smooth.
Drizzle icing over danish and dust with extra powdered sugar, if desired.
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