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Cream Cheese Danish with Berries

This cream cheese Danish is full of berry goodness and it’s going to make waking up in the morning ten times better. We use pre-made puff pastry so these delicious danishes are ready to eat within 20 minutes!

glazed cream cheese danishes with strawberries and blueberries on top lined up on a wood block in the background, as well as stacked on a white plate in the foreground.

Why You’ll Love This Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

This recipe is beyond compare because, trust me, it’s so simple! Cheese danishes are the kind of food that most people have categorized as a coffee shop or bakery food, but I’m going to show you how to whip these up in your own kitchen in just 20 minutes. 

The pastry is flaky and butter and then stuffed with a cream cheese and berry mixture that’s bursting with the perfect sweet-tart combination. I chose blueberries and strawberries for this recipe, but you can use raspberries or whatever feels right to you. 

And don’t worry about the pastry dough! We’re using pre-made puff pastry sheets to make it as easy as possible for you to throw these cheese danishes together on holidays, a weekend brunch, or just when you’re craving a little treat!

Key Ingredients for a Berry Danish

all of the ingredients for the cream cheese danish recipe on a white marble surface: cream cheese, powdered sugar, strawberries, eggs, puff pastry, milk, blueberries, vanilla extract, and sugar

As I mentioned before, this recipe calls for pre-made puff pastry sheets! You don’t need anything special, just whatever sheets you can find at your local grocery store. To make sure your pastry is the most delicious in town, you’ll also need to pick up an egg and some milk

Now, onto the filling!

Easy Cream Cheese Danish Filling

  • Cream cheese: softened
  • Granulated sugar: white
  • Egg yolk: from a large size egg
  • Vanilla extract: or vanilla powder
  • Blueberries: fresh
  • Strawberries: fresh

And finally, we’re going to give our cream cheese danish a simple little glaze by mixing powdered sugar and milk

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to Make a Cheese Danish with Berries

Step 1: Thaw and Prep

Thaw your puff pastry sheets according to the package instructions, and set your oven to 400 degrees F. Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Step 2: Mix Cream Cheese Filling

In a large bowl, mix together room-temperature cream cheese, sugar, an egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Beat the filling with a mixer on low speed until it’s completely smooth. 

bowl of cream cheese mixture to go in the danish.

Step 3: Prep Puff Pastry

Unfold one sheet of thawed puff pastry and lightly roll it into a 10×10-inch square. Cut the sheet into 9 equal squares. Then, fold each corner of the cut square towards the center and gently press to adhere, creating a folded shape. Pick the center of each folded square with a fork. 

cheese danish

Step 4: Add Cream Cheese and Berries

Place a spoonful of your cream cheese mixture in the center of each folded pastry square and press a couple of blueberries and strawberries into the cream. Transfer the pastries with the filling onto your parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving some space between them. 

cheese danish with berries

Step 5: Brush and Bake

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk and then brush the outer edges of the pastries. Bake them for about 20 minutes, and then allow them to cool completely. 

Cheese Danish with Berries baked

Step 6: Glaze

In another small bowl, mix the powdered sugar and milk to make the glaze. Drizzle it over the cooled pastries and then enjoy! 

FAQs

What is cheese danish filling made of?

The cheese filling is made of cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. That’s the base, and then you can get creative with adding what you personally like. In this recipe, I added some fresh berries! 

Do you have a cheese danish warm or cold?

You can eat a cheese danish warm, cold, or at room temperature! I’d recommend enjoying it with a cup of coffee or tea.

How to store a cheese danish?

Cheese danishes can be kept in an airtight container (or a brown bag) at room temperature for about a day, but I would recommend keeping them in an airtight container in the fridge so they last longer. You can keep them refrigerated for about three days. 

How do you reheat a cream cheese danish?

To reheat a cream cheese danish, bake it in the oven at 350 F for five mins, or you can pop it in the air fryer using the same time and temp. You can also use a microwave, but I’d recommend doing 30-second intervals until it’s at your desired temp. 

overhead close up view of cream cheese danish squares with icing and berries on top

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cream cheese danish stacked on a plate and lined up on a baking sheet in the background.

Cream Cheese Danish with Berries

This cream cheese Danish is full of berry goodness and it's going to make waking up in the morning ten times better. We use pre-made puff pastry so these delicious danishes are ready to eat within 20 minutes!
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Course: breakast, brunch, Snack
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings18 danishes
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Ingredients

Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries

Pastry

  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions

  • Thaw the puff pastry sheets according to the package instructions.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together room-temperature cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Beat with a mixer on low speed until smooth.
    bowl of cream cheese mixture to go in the danish.
  • Unfold one sheet of puff pastry and lightly roll it into a 10×10-inch square. Cut it into 9 equal squares.
    Puff pastry sheet cut into squares.
  • Fold each corner of the pastry square towards the center and gently press to adhere, creating a folded shape. Prick the centers with a fork.
    puff pastry folded on a baking sheet.
  • Place a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each pastry and press a couple of blueberries and strawberries into the cream.
    Puff pastry folded up on a baking sheet with cream cheese in the center of each puff pastry square.
  • Transfer the pastries with the filling onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them.
    Cheese danishes put together and ready to bake on a cookie sheet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Brush the outer edges of the pastries with the egg wash.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes. Allow them to cool completely.
    Fresh baked cheese danishes on a baking sheet.
  • In another small bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk to make the glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled pastries.
    Cheese danishes on a white plate.

Notes

  • Feel free to substitute berries to whatever fruit is in season.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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