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Raspberry Nut Cheese Danish

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Raspberry Nut Cheese Danish
2 Danish, each serves 10
25 Min

Celebrate the day with a Raspberry Nut Cheese Danish in hand! We've taken this classic pastry sweet and turned it into a seasonal favorite you're gonna want to sit down and enjoy with a tall glass of milk.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (17.3-ounce) box frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 5 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, divided

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place puff pastry on 2 baking sheets and unfold.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, egg, and vanilla until blended. Spread 1/2 the cream cheese mixture down center of each dough. Gently spread 1/2 the raspberry jam on top of cream cheese. Cut slits in dough 1 inch apart lengthwise down each side of filling. Crisscross strips over filling.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown; let cool 5 minutes, then remove to platter to finish cooling.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk remaining confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over danish and sprinkle with pecans.


  • Make this homemade pastry recipe your own by mixing and matching your favorite jam flavors, like strawberry, blueberry, or cherry!

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Can we use refrigerated pie crust in place of the puff pastry?

Not only very good but soooo easy!!

Can you use the apple pie filling instead of the raspberry jam as my son doesn't like cream cheese

Good news, your son will love this recipe 'cause you can sub apple pie filling in this danish!


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