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.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:22 mins
Total Time:32 mins
1 package puff pastry, thawed
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice
berries of your choice
powdered sugar and mint for garnish, optional
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
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.
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.
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)
In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and zest and beat with a mixer until smooth.
Scoop a heaping tablespoon into the center of each of the pastry circles.
Top with berries of your choice.
Bake for 20-22 minutes or until lightly golden.
Let cool slightly and dust with powdered sugar and garnish with mint leaves if desired.