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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Danish recipe made from Puff pastry.anishes made from puff pastry. Try any flavor you want, chocolate, raspberry, blueberry or any fruit you want. Quick and easy Brunch Dessert.
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Puff Pastry Cream Cheese Danishes

Try these easy danishes made from puff pastry. You can make them any flavor you want, chocolate, raspberry, blueberry. It's a quick and easy dessert recipe for brunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 danishes
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Mallory


For the filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

For the Danishes

  • 2 puff pastry sheets slightly thawed
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Several tablespoons of Jam Jelly or chocolate chips

For the glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • Prepare the filling. Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Beat in the egg yolk, lemon juice and vanilla until combined. Set aside. You will have a bit of filling left over, you can decide what to do with it or only make 2/3 of a batch if math is your thing.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll each puff pastry sheet into a 12 x 12 inch square. Cut each into 9 pieces. Prick with a fork several times in the center. Beat the egg white and water together and brush onto each puff pastry square.
  • Place a scant tablespoon of cream cheese filling onto each square and then a teaspoon of your choice of jam, jelly or chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 400 F for 15-18 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  • Make the glaze by beating the powdered sugar with enough milk until smooth. Drizzle on cooled Danishes. Best served the same day. Or store tightly covered for up to several days.


Serving: 1pastry | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 53mg | Sugar: 12g