The Easy Way to Make a Delicious Strawberry Danish

6-8 servings
50 min

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I promise this Strawberry Danish recipe is delicious and, wait for it, my favorite type of strawberry danish recipe in the world- EASY!!!

Not only is this recipe incredibly easy for them to recreate with Dad’s help (or even independently, if older),

but it’s also a treat you will enjoy and unabashedly help yourself to a second serving or even more!


An Easy Strawberry Danish Recipe

The ingredients are conveniently available at any grocery store:

1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed (Like the Pepperidge Farm brand)


1 package cream cheese, softened


½ cup powdered sugar


¼ cup sugar


1 tsp vanilla extract


1 cup strawberries


Butter to brush on top (up to 1 tbsp)

How to make Strawberry Danish Pastry:


1. Set the pastry sheet out to thaw for 30 minutes.


2. Rinse and slice strawberries,


then cook on medium heat with ¼ cup sugar for 10 minutes, stirring frequently to form a thick, jam-like texture.


Set in the fridge to cool.



3. In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla.



4. Unroll pastry, then cut lines at an angle up both sides to the fold.

5. On the middle third, spread out your cream cheese mixture, then top with your strawberries.



6. Starting at the top, alternately cross over each strip of pastry, forming a braid pattern until you reach the end.

7. Brush on some melted butter, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.


8. When fully cooked, drizzle with icing.



Serve this crispy and hot, straight out of the oven.



While the kids are at it, ask them to whip up an extra batch as the first one will be finished in no time!

Here’s the printable version of the Strawberry Danish Recipe. (Also called a Strawberry Danish Braid):


Enjoy!


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The Easy Way to Make a Delicious Strawberry Danish
Recipe details
  • 6-8  servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet thawed (I used Pepperidge Farm)
  • 1 package cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • Butter to brush on top up to 1 tbsp
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for icing
  • 1-2 tsp milk for icing
Instructions

Set pastry sheet out to thaw for 30 minutes.
Rinse and slice strawberries, then cook on medium heat with ¼ cup sugar for 10 minutes, stirring frequently to form a thick, jam-like texture. Set in the fridge to cool.
In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
Unroll pastry, then cut lines at an angle up both sides to the fold.
On the middle third, spread out your cream cheese mixture, then top with your strawberries.
Starting at the top, alternately cross over each strip of pastry, forming a braid pattern until you reach the end.
Brush on some melted butter, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
When fully cooked, drizzle with icing. (Whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar and 1-2 tsp milk till smooth)
Marina
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Comments
  • Thomas McLean Thomas McLean on Jul 11, 2022

    Can it be ok to make without the cream cheese. I don’t care for cream cheese or is there something I can use instead.

    • Marina Marina on Jul 11, 2022

      Hmmm. So, I've never tried this recipe with anything but cream cheese but other alternatives for cream cheese may be sour cream or healthier, Greek yogurt. Not sure how well this would hold in the pastry, though.

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