Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Danish

   

Are you looking for an easy-to-make sweet treat? This mixed berry cream cheese Danish Pastry will satisfy your sweet tooth. These are perfect for breakfast or brunch and also make a delicious dessert. This mixed berry cream cheese Danish Recipe requires only a few ingredients and is worth a try. The combination of creamy, tangy cream cheese and sweet, juicy mixed berries makes these treats irresistible, making them a crowd-pleasing dessert for any occasion.

Are-you-looking-for-an-easy-to-make-sweet-treat? This mixed berry cream cheese Danish will satisfy your sweet tooth.

I was reading about the history of Danish Pastry, and I learned that in the late 1800s, Danish immigrants brought these pastries to the United States. This quickly became popular in the Danish-American communities and eventually spread to other parts of the country. I’m so glad this happened cause now we can enjoy a delicious treat. To make these just follow a few simple steps, and you have a delicious pastry that looks and tastes like it came from a fancy bakery.

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Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Danish Pastries

To make these Mixed Berry Danishes, it is essential to use buttery, flaky pastry dough. Of course, using homemade pastry dough is ideal. However, there are moments when the time to spend in the kitchen is limited, and there’s nothing wrong with taking shortcuts. Using store-bought pastry sheets to make fruit pastries makes the process even easier. 

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Tips for using store-bought puff pastry sheets to make this mixed berry cream cheese Danish:

  1. Thaw the pastry sheets properly: Thaw the puff pastry sheets according to the package instructions before using them. Puff pastry dough is delicate and can tear easily, so handle it gently when it’s thawed.
  2. Keep the dough cold: This will ensure the dough rises appropriately; it’s essential to avoid overheating it. Working quickly and keeping the dough as cool as possible will prevent the butter layers from melting.
  3. Don’t overfill the pastry: Be careful not to overfill the pastry with cream cheese and mixed berries. If the filling is too heavy or too much is used, the pastry may become soggy or collapse during baking. Use just enough filling to create a thin layer, leaving some space around the edges.
  4. Use an egg wash: Brushing the exposed edges of the pastry with an egg wash before baking can help create a shiny, golden-brown crust. Simply whisk together an egg with a little bit of water and brush it over the pastry before putting it in the oven.
  5. Let it cool before serving: Allow the pastry to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. This will help the filling set and prevent the pastry from falling apart.

 

How to Make Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Danish:

The first step is to thaw puff pastry according to the package instructions. Preheat the oven to 400˚F with a rack in the center. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat.

To make the cream cheese filling:

In a bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extracts, lemon zest, and lemon juice until smooth. Start off with a fork to loosen up the mixture then switch to a whisk to remove any lumps. Set aside.

Fruit Mixture:

In a separate bowl, add mixed berries, sugar, and cornstarch. Combine and set aside. I used a combination of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. You can use any combination you desire. I wash my fruits with some vinegar and rinse well. I cut the strawberries into bite sizes and I pat dry all the fruits to remove excess water. 

Assembly:

Next, gently unfold your puff pastry and lay it flat over the parchment paper. Then, Use a pizza cutter to shape the puff pastry. I opted for squares and it turned out absolutely perfect! 

Make sure they’re evenly spaced apart. Use a knife or pizza cutter to score a border around the outside. This allows the edges to rise to contain the filling. Don’t cut all the way through, but just enough to leave behind a clear border. This method is foolproof and guarantees that you’ll be thrilled with the end result.

Transfer the parchment sheet with the pastry dough onto a baking tray. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese filling into the center of each pastry and spread the filling within the border using the back of a spoon. Place the fruits on top of the cream cheese.

Prepare a simple egg wash by whisking together the egg with 2 teaspoons of milk or water.  Then, use a pastry brush and lightly brush the edges of the pastry with egg wash. This helps the edges turn golden brown and glossy once baked.

Using a pastry brush and lightly brushing the edges of the pastry with egg wash helps the edges turn golden brown and glossy once baked.

Bake the pastries for 18 to 20 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and transfer to a rack.

Let it cool before serving. Allow the pastry to cool for a few minutes before serving. This will help the filling set and prevent the pastry from falling apart.

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 Enjoy!

MIXED BERRY CREAM CHEESE DANISH

 

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MIXED BERRY CREAM CHEESE DANISH

Are you looking for an easy-to-make sweet treat? This mixed berry cream cheese Danish Pastry will satisfy your sweet tooth. These are perfect for breakfast or brunch and also make a delicious dessert.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 Pastries
Calories: 295kcal

Equipment

  • Pizza Cutter
  • Baking Sheet
  • Pastry brush for applying egg wash

Ingredients

  • 1 box puff pastry sheets the package brings two sheets

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 lemon I use the zest of the entire lemon and half of the juice.
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Fruit mixture:

  • 1 ½ cups mixed fruits strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Garnish:

  • Mint leaves
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

How to Make Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Danish:

  • The first step is to thaw puff pastry according to the package instructions. Preheat the oven to 400˚F with a rack in the center.

To make the cream cheese filling:

  • In a bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extracts, lemon zest, and lemon juice until smooth. Start off with a fork to loosen up the mixture then switch to a whisk to remove any lumps. Set aside.

Fruit Mixture:

  • In a separate bowl, add mixed berries, sugar, and cornstarch. Combine and set aside. I used a combination of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. You can use any combination you desire. I wash my fruits with some vinegar and rinse well. I cut the strawberries into bite sizes and I pat dry all the fruits to remove excess water.

Assembly and Bake:

  • Next, gently unfold your puff pastry and lay it flat over the parchment paper on baking tray. Then, Use a pizza cutter to shape the puff pastry. I opted for squares and it turned out absolutely perfect!
  • Make sure they’re evenly spaced apart. Use a knife or pizza cutter to score a border around the outside. This allows the edges to rise to contain the filling. Don’t cut all the way through, but just enough to leave behind a clear border. This method is foolproof and guarantees that you’ll be thrilled with the end result.
  • Transfer the parchment sheet with the pastry dough onto a baking tray. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese filling into the center of each pastry and spread the filling within the border using the back of a spoon. Place the fruits on top of the cream cheese.
  • Prepare a simple egg wash by whisking together the egg with 2 teaspoons of milk or water. Then, use a pastry brush and lightly brush the edges of the pastry with egg wash. This helps the edges turn golden brown and glossy once baked.
  • Bake the pastries for 18 to 20 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and transfer them to a rack.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak
 

 

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