Cheese Danish Recipe

Looking for an easy cheese danish recipe? Learn how to make cheese danish using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ceemcc

Makes 8 servings



These are perfect for a leisurely weekend breakfast. So delicious and easy to make. The flaky pastry is a perfect match for the creamy filling. Only 145 calories a piece... and even just a half is a nice portion!

Recipe Ingredients for cheese danish

8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/3 cup splenda
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
1 frozen puff pastry, defrosted

Recipe Directions for cheese danish

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  2. Place the cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and cream them together on low speed until smooth. With the mixer still on low, add the egg yolk, a tablespoon ricotta (optional), vanilla, salt, and lemon zest and mix until just combined. Don't whip!

  3. Unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry onto a lightly floured board and roll it slightly with a floured rolling pin until it's a 10 by 10-inch square. Cut the sheet into quarters with a sharp knife. Place a heaping tablespoon of cheese filling into the middle of each of the 4 squares. Brush the border of each pastry with egg wash and fold 2 opposite corners to the center, brushing and overlapping the corners of each pastry so they firmly stick together. Brush the top of the pastries with egg wash. Place the pastries on the prepared sheet pan. Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry and refrigerate the filled Danish for 15 minutes. Refrigeration is KEY! you can chill the filling the night before for the same result...

  4. Bake the pastries for about 20 minutes, rotating the pan once during baking, until puffed and brown. Serve warm.

Categories

Brunch

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 44.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
144
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.5g
13%
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
225mg
9%
Potassium
8mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates
11.8g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
10.0g
Protein
3.5g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
F
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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