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Mini Cherry Cheese Danishes!!

Delight your taste buds with our Mini Cherry Cheese Danishes, a sweet and creamy treat that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a delightful dessert. These petite pastries are a burst of flavor and texture, featuring a flaky puff pastry crust filled with rich, creamy cheese and crowned with a sweet cherry topping. Each bite offers a harmonious blend of indulgence and fruitiness that will leave you craving more. Whether enjoyed with a cup of coffee or served as an elegant dessert, these mini danishes are a delightful way to elevate your day.

Our Mini Cherry Cheese Danishes are a testament to the joy of bite-sized indulgence. These delicate pastries start with a base of buttery and flaky puff pastry, creating the perfect canvas for the creamy cheese filling. The cheese layer is a velvety blend of sweet and tangy, providing a luscious contrast to the bright burst of cherries on top. Whether you’re savoring these danishes as a morning treat or offering them at a special occasion, they’re bound to become a favorite for their charming appearance and irresistible flavor.

Tips:

  • Be sure to work with thawed puff pastry, as frozen puff pastry can be challenging to handle.
  • Customize the danishes with other fruit toppings, such as blueberry, raspberry, or apple pie filling, for variety.

Substitutions and Variations:

  • If you prefer a different cheese flavor, you can use mascarpone or ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese.
  • Experiment with different glaze flavors by adding lemon or almond extract for a unique twist.

Closing: Mini Cherry Cheese Danishes are a delightful indulgence that brings together the allure of flaky puff pastry, creamy cheese filling, and sweet cherry topping. These petite pastries are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your breakfast or dessert spread. Whether enjoyed on a leisurely morning or as a sweet finish to a special meal, these danishes are a bite-sized taste of joy that’s hard to resist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prepare the danishes in advance and reheat them?

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Yes, you can prepare the danishes in advance, store them in an airtight container, and reheat them in the oven at a low temperature (about 325°F or 160°C) for a few minutes until warmed through.

Can I use fresh cherries instead of cherry pie filling?

Fresh cherries can be used as a topping, but you may need to cook them with a bit of sugar and cornstarch to create a thickened cherry filling before using them on the danishes.

How long do these danishes stay fresh?

These danishes are best when enjoyed on the day they are made. However, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for a day or two.

Mini Cherry Cheese Danishes - Bite-Sized Bliss in Every Pastry

Mini Cherry Cheese Danishes – Bite-Sized Bliss in Every Pastry

Recipe by Alexandra
2.5 from 2 votes
Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
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Ingredients

  • For the Mini Cherry Cheese Danishes:
  • 1 sheet 1 puff pastry (thawed according to package instructions)

  • 4 ounces 4 cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon 1 pure vanilla extract

  • 1 1 egg yolk

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cherry pie filling (homemade or store-bought)

  • For the Glaze (optional):
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 powdered sugar

  • 1 1 -2 tablespoons milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 pure vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface to prevent sticking. Cut it into 12 equal squares.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, pure vanilla extract, and egg yolk. Stir until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Place a heaping teaspoon of the cream cheese filling in the center of each puff pastry square.
  • Gently fold the corners of each square over the filling, forming a pinwheel or square shape. Press the edges to seal.
  • Arrange the mini danishes on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each one.
  • Using a teaspoon, create a small well in the center of each danish and fill it with a teaspoon of cherry pie filling.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the danishes are puffed and golden brown.
  • While the danishes are baking, prepare the optional glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk (start with 1 tablespoon and add more if needed), and pure vanilla extract until you achieve a smooth, pourable consistency.
  • Remove the danishes from the oven and let them cool slightly on a wire rack.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the warm danishes or use a spoon to spread it on top.
  • Serve the Mini Cherry Cheese Danishes warm or at room temperature.

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