This is such a delicious and simple recipe for a cheese danish!!

Easy Cheese Danish

Servings 8


  • 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


  1. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix cream cheese & sugar on low.
  3. Add ricotta, two egg yolks, vanilla and kosher salt.
  4. Mix just until combined.
  5. Roll out pastry and cut each sheet in four squares.
  6. Put a heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture in the middle of each square.
  7. Use the 3rd egg for an egg wash and brush all four sides of each square.
  8. Fold two opposite side and overlap making sure they stick.
  9. Egg wash each pastry.
  10. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  11. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before baking.
  12. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turning the pan halfway through.