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