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Breakfast pastries on a white plate with a blue napkin

Easy Breakfast Cheese Danish

Heavenly Home Cooking
Have a craving for a homemade easy breakfast cheese Danish but are short on time? These beauties are easy to whip up using prepared frozen puff pastry, cream cheese and ready-made pie filling. You will be enjoying these lovelies in no time!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 18 pastries
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese Use a good brand like Philadelphia
  • 2 large eggs divided
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed in the refrigerator
  • 1½ - 2 cups fruit pie filling suggested: cherry, apple, blueberry, blackberry
  • 4-6 slices fresh pear cut into thin slices (optional)
  • ground cinnamon To taste. (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
    In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and one egg with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in sugar and vanilla.
  • On a piece of parchment paper, roll one puff pastry sheet into a 10½-inch square. Cut into nine 3½-inch squares.
  • Carefully move parchment paper to a baking sheet. Prick each pastry square center several times with a fork. Leave about ½-inch of edges untouched.
  • In a small bowl, combine second egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Use a pastry brush to brush mixture over each pastry square.
  • Spread each square with 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Top each square with pie filling or sliced apple or pear. Sprinkle ground cinnamon on the squares that contain the sliced fruit.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden. Remove and let cool on wire racks.
    Repeat steps 1-7 with remaining puff pastry.

Notes

Nutrition information is for one pastry square.
Recipe slightly adapted from Better Homes & Gardens' Cream Cheese Danishes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 226kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 29g (10%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 11g (17%)Saturated Fat: 3g (19%)Cholesterol: 21mg (7%)Sodium: 84mg (4%)Potassium: 73mg (2%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 4g (4%)Vitamin A: 124IU (2%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 11mg (1%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 18 pastries
Keyword easy, quick
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