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Mixed Berry Cheese Danish

Mixed Berry Cheese Danish is an easy-to-make, breakfast or brunch treat. Puff pastry serves as the base, topped with a cheesecake like filling, lemon zest and fresh baked berries.

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Unfold the puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface. Use a 4-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter to cut 4 rounds out of each sheet of puff pastry. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Layer the leftover pastry dough on top of each other and roll out with a rolling pin until its the same height as the rounds. Cut out 3-4 remaining rounds.
  4. Use a smaller cookie or biscuit cutter and gently press an indent into each of the rounds. This will stop the pastry from rising in the center. (Alternately use a glass or anything round smaller than the initial puff pastry round)
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and zest and beat with a mixer until smooth.
  6. Scoop a heaping tablespoon into the center of each of the pastry circles.
  7. Top with berries of your choice.
  8. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until lightly golden.
  9. Let cool slightly and dust with powdered sugar and garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Keywords: mixed berry cheese danish, cream cheese, puff pastry danish, berries, mint, sugar

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