Hello! I’m happy to be back sharing this wonderful easy cheese danish with you today! The filling tastes just like cheesecake. These are perfect for breakfast, brunch or just a sweet snack. I love that they go together so quickly! This recipe is one of Ina Garten’s. I love her elegant, simple style! You could easily adapt this and mix in some jam. Make a sweet drizzle for the top! It’s a great go to recipe.
I listed the zest of one lemon (my children don’t like it when the lemon is too strong). Other than that I pretty much followed her recipe. You can find the original here. They look pretty sprinkled with a little powder sugar over the top. Just be sure to let them cool a bit before you do.
Easy Cheese Danish
- One box puff pastry
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 8 ox cream cheese
- 3 eggs two yolks, one egg for egg wash
- zest of one lemon see note above
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 2 TBSP ricotta
Line cookies sheets with parchment paper.
Mix cream cheese & sugar on low.
Add ricotta, two egg yolks, vanilla and kosher salt.
Mix just until combined.
Roll out pastry and cut each sheet in four squares.
Put a heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture in the middle of each square.
Use the 3rd egg for an egg wash and brush all four sides of each square.
Fold two opposite side and overlap making sure they stick.
Egg wash each pastry.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes before baking.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turning the pan halfway through.
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