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.
Why have I never made a danish before? I wish I could answer that, but I can't as I seriously have no idea. This recipe is so easy - only a few ingredients and you have a gorgeous and tasty breakfast treat! These Mixed Berry Cheese Danishes are made using puff pastry as the base, so there's no making fussing with a dough. The cream cheese filling is only cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and zest and then they're topped with the berries (or any other fruit) of your choice!
I think I'd love to try these using cherries or peaches when they're in season. Or even pears in the fall!
Mixed Berry Cheese Danish
- 1 package puff pastry thawed
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon 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.
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Confession: I enjoyed these mixed berry cheese danishes so much that I actually ate two of them myself!
The theme for June's Baking Bloggers is baking with fruit. Baking Bloggers is a monthly blogging event where participants vote on a theme and make a recipe using ingredients from that theme. We post on the second Monday of each month.
I have never made danish before either but that is changing now with this recipe. Thanks so much.
The miracle that is puff pastry! These do look so elegant!
This is a recipe that I would love to try making- love the tip on making the well in the center- I didn't know that!
Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck
That cheesy berry filling has me practically drooling!
I do love a good danish, and puff pastry is great shortcut. Come to think of it, there is some puff pastry languishing in my freezer right now. hmmmm