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Puff Pastry Danishes Recipe

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Even though they're simple, these jam-filled danishes are right at home in a holiday brunch spread. They were my dad's favorite, so the recipe will always be close to my heart. —Chellie Helmke, Jackson Center, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks, divided
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam or jam of choice
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

1 pastry: 197 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Beat first four ingredients until smooth; beat in 1 egg yolk.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unfold one sheet of puff pastry; roll into a 12-inch square. Cut into nine 4-in. squares; transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Top each with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture and 1 rounded teaspoon jam. Bring two opposite corners of pastry over filling; pinch together firmly to seal. Mix water and remaining egg yolk; brush over pastry. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 14-16 minutes. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen
Originally published as Puff Pastry Danishes in TasteofHome.com 2017


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Jellybug User ID: 53068 265226
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2017

"We loved it, fllaky and delicious, I used almond filling and toasted almonds with a small amount of apricot preserves..."

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Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 265163
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2017

"Delicate, Flakey and super Light * These tasty winners are just that Winners in every way. Loved the filling . It was light and not overly sweet. I used mini puff pasty tarts as that's what I had on hand. I chose Strawberry and Raspberry Preserves. And just for good measure I left a few with no preserves on top. Pretty tasty too * I also dressed up a few with some chopped pecans. The glaze is an excellent suggestion. Next time I'll drizzle with some melted White chocolate . These little Gems were gone in a flash. Impressive and super easy. One I'd highly recommend.

Janie
Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 265097
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2017

"I made these today for my husband. I used super chunky -thick peach preserves which added a bit of texture to the dish and was a great accompaniment to the cream cheese base.Think peaches and cream. During assembly I used a bit of water when pinching the opposite corners in place plus gently folded them under once. The pastries didn't spread apart when baking. I then drizzled a simple almond glaze over the top about 5 minutes after removing from the oven. I whisked together 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp almond extract and about 1 1/2 - 2 T half and half. I laid paper towels under the wire racks to catch the glaze drippage. Clean up was a breeze and the addition of the glaze elevated the flavor profile,especially the edges of the Puff Pastry which don't have any of the filling. Raw sugar would be nice too if sprinkled on top of the egg wash before you bake. This would be delicious using a myriad of jellies, jams or preserves. Depending upon your tastes and the textures you want but there are many options.I will definitely make these again.My husband loved them. They would be perfect for breakfast,brunch,dessert or a snack. They're pretty and tasty enough to serve to guests and family. You don't have to tell them how easy they are to put together."

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 265096
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2017

"I made these today for my husband. I used super chunky -thick peach preserves which added a bit of texture to the dish and was a great accompaniment to the cream cheese base.Think peaches and cream. During assembly I used a bit of water when pinching the opposite corners in place plus gently folded them under once. The pastries didn't spread apart when baking. I then drizzled a simple almond glaze over the top about 5 minutes after removing from the oven. I whisked together 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp almond extract and about 1 1/2 - 2 T half and half. I laid paper towels under the wire racks to catch the glaze drippage. Clean up was a breeze and the addition of the glaze elevated the flavor profile,especially the edges of the Puff Pastry which don't have any of the filling. Raw sugar would be nice too if sprinkled on top of the egg wash before you bake. This would be delicious using a myriad of jellies, jams or preserves. Depending upon your tastes and the textures you want but there are many options.I will definitely make these again.My husband loved them. They would be perfect for breakfast,brunch,dessert or a snack. They're pretty and tasty enough to serve to guests and family. You don't have to tell them how easy they are to put together."

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 265010
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2017

"These turned out great. Super easy. I made some with strawberry jam and some with apple cider jam. I also made a glaze to go over them. Super delicious!"

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rena 55 User ID: 1935799 264988
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2017

"My first time using puff pastry ( I know, I know!). This was a very easy and simple recipe that produced a very delicious product. I like that I can change it up by using different flavors of jam. Will use this for a catering event the first chance I get!"

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misscoffeepot User ID: 7519492 264949
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2017

"I needed mini ones- so using 5x5 pre cut puff pastry sheets - cut into quarters- makes cute little finger food danishes...very pretty, easy peasy.. and makes a lot. Also, froze them after a quick prep, and baked as needed"

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wingsnutoo User ID: 2053266 264930
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

"I followed this recipe exactly. They came out beautiful! So easy and classy looking. I will be sure to have these made to take to the art studio next Tuesday. Wonderful recipe, simple and tasty. I may even add almond extract to the cream cheese, and stick almond slices on the egg wash, and when baked, drizzle with a glaze."

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