Incredibly delicious puff pastry dessert with cream cheese and cherry filling, formed as a candy cane for Christmas holiday gatherings.

Candy Cane Cherry Cheese Danish




– 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour – 2 tablespoons cornstarch – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 3/4 teaspoon baking soda – 1 teaspoon sea salt – 1 cup butter cut into small cubes – 3/4 cup brown sugar packed – 1/2 cup sugar – 2 eggs – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 2 cups walnuts coarsely chopped – 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

10 servings

35 mins

Step 1

First, preheat the oven 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Next, in a mixing bowl combine 8 oz. of cream cheese, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice & a pinch of salt. Whisk with hand mixer until everything is combined.

Step 3

Next, put puff pastry on a baking sheet and roll it to create a rectangle. After, add half of cream cheese filling onto the center of puff pastry. Spread cheese filling 2-3 inches wide.

Step 4

Next, add 1/2 of cherry filling over the cream cheese. Using a pizza cutter cut the sides into skinny strips about 1 inch wide, on both sides.

Step 5

Braid the pastry by folding strips in, from both sides. Take one side and curve it to make it look like a candy cane. Repeat with the second puff pastry sheet using the rest of the cream cheese and cherry filling.

Step 6

Now, lets make an egg wash by whisking 1 egg with 1 tablespoons of water. Brush egg wash over the pastry. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until golden color. After pastry is done baking, remove from the oven and make glaze to drizzle on top.

Step 7

Now, to make a glaze, in a mixing bowl combine 1/3 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of milk. Whisk until combined.

Step 8

Finally, drizzle the glaze over hot pastry. Garnish with extra cherries. Enjoy!