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Puff Pastry Danishes

Even though they're simple to make, these jam-filled pastries are right at home in a holiday brunch spread. They were my dad's favorite, so the recipe will always be close to my heart. —Chellie Helmke, Jackson Center, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam or jam of choice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Beat first 4 ingredients until smooth; beat in 1 egg yolk.
  • Mix water and remaining egg yolk. On a lightly floured surface, unfold each sheet of puff pastry; roll into a 12-in. square. Cut each into nine 4-in. squares; transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Top each square with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture and 1 rounded teaspoon jam. Bring 2 opposite corners of pastry over filling, sealing with yolk mixture. Brush tops with remaining yolk mixture.
  • Bake until golden brown, 14-16 minutes. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 pastry: 197 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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