Candy Cane Cherry Cheese Danish



40 mins

10 servings


cream cheese sugar egg yolk vanilla extract lemon juice salt puff pastry cherry filling Glaze sugar milk Egg Wash egg water

Step 1

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

Step 2

Next, in a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla extract, 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 egg with 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 powdered sugar and milk. Whisk until combined. 

Step 8

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

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



Happy Cooking!