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Deceptively easy to make, this strawberry cream cheese danish is perfect for entertaining and takes just a few minutes to make!

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Deceptively easy to make, this strawberry cream cheese danish is perfect for entertaining and takes just a few minutes to make!


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Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 puff pastry dough sheet, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons strawberry preserves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  3. In a medium bowl mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
  4. Lay puff pastry sheet on the baking sheet, use a knife to cut 1″ slices into the outer thirds of the dough.
  5. Spread cream cheese mixture onto intact middle section of the dough. Top with strawberry preserves.
  6. Starting at the top fold the dough strips across the middle section at a downward angle, alternating sides to form a braid pattern.
  7. Beat together egg and water and use a pastry brush (affiliate link) to coat the top of the danish.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate up to three days.

Keywords: strawberry danish

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