Recipes and Cooking Cream Cheese Danishes 5.0 (1) 1 Review Guests don't have to know you took a shortcut on this elegant breakfast pastry by using purchased puff pastry. It looks and tastes amazing! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 8, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 18 Yield: 18 pastries Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup fresh or frozen fruit 1 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened ⅓ cup sugar 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice ½ - 1 teaspoon vanilla, almond, or lemon extract ½ cup fruit preserves, jam, or marmalade 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed in refrigerator 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon water Directions Thaw fruit if frozen. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese with a mixer on medium until smooth. Beat in sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla. In a small bowl stir together fruit and preserves. On a lightly floured surface, roll one puff pastry sheet into a 10 1/2-inch square. (Keep remaining sheet chilled.) Cut into nine 3 1/2-inch squares; place on a baking sheet. Prick with a fork to within 1/2 inch of edges. Combine egg and 1 Tbsp. water; brush over squares. Spread each square with 1 Tbsp. cream cheese mixture; top with about 1 1/2 Tbsp. fruit mixture. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden. Remove; let cool on wire racks. Repeat with remaining puff pastry. Makes 18. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 200 Calories 11g Fat 23g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 18 Calories 200 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 23mg 8% Sodium 139mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Total Sugars 10g Protein 3g Vitamin C 2.1mg 11% Calcium 16mg 1% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 31mg 1% Folate, total 3.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.