Cheese Danish

Happy National Cheese Lover’s Day!

I don’t always celebrate this arbitrary food holidays, but National Cheese Lover’s Day is just one I couldn’t ignore.

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Cheese danishes are a favorite of mine. Whenever we find ourselves somewhere with a spread of pastries, I always snatch up the cheese one before anyone can take it on me. Knowing how ridiculously easy it is to make them at home? Really dangerous.

These only take a few ingredients and a few minutes to put together. I easily whipped them up for bunch one weekend and yup, they’re just as good as you’d imagine!

I’m a purist when it comes to Cheese Danish, but you could also swirl jam into the cheese mixture for a fruity twist.

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Want more cheesy goodness today? Ask and you shall receive!

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Adjaruli Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread) from Caroline’s Cooking
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Cheese Danish 1

Cheese Danish
(a Kate’s Recipe Box original)
Makes 9-12

1 sheet frozen puff pastry
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. lemon zest
2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
1 egg
1/2 – 1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. milk

Let the puff pastry thaw at room temperature for 45 minutes, until it unfolds without breaking.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Roll out the puff pastry so it’s a 12″x 9″ rectangle. Cut into 9-12 even pieces. Lay the pieces out on a lined baking sheet.

In a stand mixer bowl, or using a hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, and 1 tsp. vanilla.

Place about 2 Tbsp. of the cream cheese mixture on top of each puff pastry, spreading out slightly.

Beat the egg with 1 Tbsp. water for an egg wash. Brush over the puff pastry.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the puff pastry is lightly browned. Let cool to room temperature.

When cool, whisk together 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1 Tbsp. milk. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk. If too thin, add more sugar. You want it to be thin enough drizzle. When ready, drizzle over the pastries and serve.

Cheese Danish

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