Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish 

A Sweet Symphony of Flavors

Indulge in the decadence of our Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish, a delightful pastry that marries the rich creaminess of cheesecake with the vibrant sweetness of fresh strawberries. This recipe transforms a simple sheet of puff pastry into an elegant treat that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or whenever you crave a touch of sweetness.


  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam (or similar)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water (egg wash, optional)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking time :

The cooking time for the Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish is approximately 20 minutes. Here’s a breakdown of the baking process:

  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Bake:
    • Place the prepared Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes in the preheated oven.
    • Bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges of the danishes turn a beautiful golden brown.
  3. Cooling:
    • Allow the danishes to cool on the baking sheets for about 10 minutes after removing them from the oven. This helps them set and makes them easier to handle.

The total time can vary slightly depending on your specific oven and the size and thickness of your danishes. Keep an eye on them in the last few minutes to prevent over-browning.

Once baked, you can drizzle the icing over the danishes and let it set before slicing and serving. Enjoy these delightful Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes as a sweet treat for breakfast or brunch!


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare Puff Pastry:
    • Roll out the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.
    • Slice the puff pastry sheet down the center, lengthwise, to form two long rectangular danishes.
  3. Score and Poke Holes:
    • Using a sharp knife, score a 1/2-inch border around each puff pastry, being careful not to cut all the way through.
    • Use a fork to poke holes in the center portions of the puff pastry to prevent excessive rising.
  4. Prepare Cream Cheese Layer:
    • In a small bowl, mix the softened cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice until smooth. This creates the cream cheese layer.
    • Use the back of a spoon to spread the cream cheese mixture into the center of both puff pastry danishes, staying within the scored border.
  5. Add Strawberry Jam and Sliced Strawberries:
    • Dollop the strawberry jam into the center of the cream cheese layer.
    • Gently spread the jam with the back of a spoon, leaving a border of cream cheese to create a defined edge.
    • Top the jam with sliced strawberries.
  6. Optional Egg Wash:
    • In a small bowl, whisk the egg and water together to create an egg wash.
    • Brush the egg wash over the border of each puff pastry danish. This step is optional but adds a golden shine.
  7. Bake:
    • Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
    • Allow the danishes to cool on the baking sheets for about 10 minutes.
  8. Prepare Icing:
    • In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar with milk and vanilla extract to create the icing.
    • Drizzle the icing over the cooled danishes.
  9. Serve:
    • Once the icing has set, slice the danishes into desired portions and serve.


  • Experiment with different fruit jams or preserves for varied flavors.
  • For a more decadent touch, you can sprinkle chopped nuts or a dusting of powdered sugar over the icing.

Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish :

  1. Irresistible Flavor Fusion: Experience the enchanting combination of velvety cream cheese, sweet strawberry jam, and the natural juiciness of fresh strawberries. Each bite is a delightful medley of textures and tastes.
  2. Effortless Elegance: Elevate your breakfast or brunch effortlessly. With a sheet of puff pastry as the base, this recipe transforms into a pastry masterpiece that looks as good as it tastes.
  3. Perfect Harmony of Sweet and Tangy: The sweetness of strawberry jam is perfectly complemented by the slight tanginess of cream cheese and a hint of lemon juice. It’s a well-balanced symphony of flavors that dance on your palate.
  4. Versatile Treat: Whether you serve it for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon indulgence with tea or coffee, this Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish fits any occasion. It’s versatile enough to be a showstopper at gatherings or a sweet solitary treat.
  5. Simple Elegance in Every Bite: Impress with minimal effort. The recipe’s straightforward steps, using puff pastry as a shortcut, allow you to create a visually stunning and delicious treat without spending hours in the kitchen.
  6. Customizable Delight: While this recipe celebrates the classic pairing of strawberries and cream cheese, it’s a canvas for creativity. Add your personal touch with different fruit jams, nuts, or even a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a custom flavor profile.
  7. Perfect Balance of Indulgence: Indulge your sweet tooth without overwhelming guilt. The individual portions, combined with the delectable flavors, provide just the right amount of indulgence.
  8. Aromatic Temptation: As the Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish bakes, your kitchen will be filled with the irresistible aroma of sweet pastries, creating an inviting atmosphere that enhances the anticipation of your first bite.
  9. Eye-Catching Presentation: Impress not only with taste but also with presentation. The scored border, strawberry topping, and drizzled icing make these danishes a feast for the eyes.
  10. Shareable Joy: Make someone’s day by sharing these delightful danishes. They’re a thoughtful and delicious way to show appreciation, celebrate, or simply spread joy.

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