I beg you… please make this recipe this weekend.
Putting this recipe together takes no more time than making a sandwich.
The combination of simplicity yet decadence is probably sinful.
A few weeks ago, I bought a roll of puff pastry with the intent of making this recipe.
I love the name of puff pastry in German. It is called Blätterteig, which when translated means leaf pastry. The layers are certainly dainty and light like a leaf. oh, and I also love that a roll of Blätterteig only costs 89 cents.
Today, I opened the fridge, saw the roll of puff pastry, an assortment of fruit that needed to be used and cream cheese.
And the light turned on!
Easy Danish Pastries
- 1 roll puff pastry
- 1 block cream cheese
- 1 heaping tablespoon powdered sugar
- splash of vanilla extract
- 1 egg white, whisked
- toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, slivered almonds, poppy seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 F (176 C.) Unroll the puff pastry and cut into 6 even pieces.
- Space the pastry out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and brush the edges of the pastry with the egg white.
- Put the cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a bowl and cream together using a rubber scraper.
- Put about 1.5 Tbsp of cream cheese mixture onto each pastry square and spread out, leaving a half-inch border around the edge. Top with chosen fruit, nuts or seeds.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are puffed and golden brown.
Before and After
These would be great for brunch, afternoon tea, baby or wedding showers, an easy gift, or just because.
Really, so simple yet such a delicious and impressive outcome.
And for a little American patriotism…