Easy Blackberry Cheese Danish


My husband absolutely adores this recipe and I think your family will too! The trick is to make sure the ingredients are at the proper temperature and as always, use the best quality ingredients you can find for the best result!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 extra large egg yolk, at room temperature

  • ½ tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • 8 fresh blackberries

  • 1 large egg white

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar together by hand or with an electric mixer on low speed until creamy but not whipped. Add egg yolk, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and salt and stir until combined.

  3. Unfold puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface. Roll slightly if needed to achieve a 10-inch square. Cut into quarters. Place a heaping tablespoon of cheese filling into the center of each square. Add 2 blackberries to each square on top of the cheese filling.

  4. Beat egg white and water together in a bowl. Brush the edges of each square with egg wash. Bring opposite corners together at the center, being careful to pinch the ends together to ensure a good seal. Repeat with the other corners to guarantee filling doesn't fall out. Repeat this process with remaining squares.

  5. Brush the tops of the pastries with more egg wash and place on the prepared baking sheet. Let rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and puffed, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For a more traditional "Danish" look, skip sealing the remaining 2 corners together after sealing the first set of opposite sides.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

506 Calories
34g Fat
42g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 489mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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