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Cherry Danish Recipe

This simple Cherry Danish with cream cheese and almonds is a delightful light pastry for breakfast or alongside coffee. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Danish
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 18 mini danishes
Calories 379kcal
Author Dina


Ingredients for the cream cheese filling

Ingredients for the cherry filling

  • 2 cups sweet fresh cherries pitted
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

Ingredients for the glaze


  • In a bowl, combine 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 1/4 tsp almond extract.
  • Then add in 1 egg and mix it just to combine.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out both sheets of thawed puff pastry to a 12 x 12-inch square. Do this using a rolling pin.
  • Cut each sheet into 9 even squares. Then cut a 1-inch border around each square.
  • Transfer each square to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brush the edge border of each square with egg wash (1 egg + 1 Tbsp water).
  • Pit 2 cups of fresh cherries and cut them into halves. I recommend using a cherry pitter to make this step a lot faster.
  • Combine the cherries with 1 Tbsp corn starch, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 2 Tbsp lemon juice.
  • Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into the center of each square. Then place 1 tbsp of the cherry mixture on top. Sprinkle some sliced almonds on top of the cherries as well. Then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tbsp milk, and 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice. This will be the glaze. Once the pastries are cooled, drizzle the glaze over each square.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22.7g | Saturated Fat: 7.4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 159mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 18g