Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish
Cream cheese danish is one of my favorite pastry. It is quick and easy to make if you have store brought puff pastry sheets. Cream cheese with fresh fruit makes a delicious filling. But you can also make sauce or use jam filling.The flaky buttery puffs with creamy fruit filling is super delicious. Try this, you will surely love it.
Puff pastry sheet- 2
Cream cheese – 8 0z.
Powdered sugar- 3/4 cup
Fresh raspberries- 3/4 cup
(or any fruit jam)
Flour- 1 tbs
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Chopped nuts- 1 tbs
Using a hand mixer whip cream cheese till soft and creamy. Add confectionery sugar and whip till well blended. Finally add vanilla essence and flour and whisk till it is creamy.Add raspberry and fold in. Refrigerate till ready to use.
Thaw puff pastry sheet according to package instructions. Pre heat oven to 375 degree F.
Spread the puff pastry on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread the filling towards the center of the dough leaving 3 inches on both sides. Cut 1 inch thick diagonal strips on both sides of the filling. Fold and seal top and bottom. Take each strip and fold over the filling in an angle, alternating sides each time to create a braid pattern. When you reach the bottom tuck the last strip underneath the pasty to seal.Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle chopped nuts like almonds or walnuts.Bake this for 15-18 or till the top turns crispy and golden. Allow the pastry to cool down.
Dust with confectionery sugar or drizzle icing over the danish, slice and serve.
Hope you will all enjoy!