Cream Cheese Danish Pastry Recipe with Berries & Lemon Glaze

Cream Cheese Danish Pastry Recipe with Berries & Lemon Glaze


Hey everyone, it’s Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com and today we’re making cream cheese berry danishes. These look
and taste impressive but are ridiculously easy and that lemon glaze
makes them completely irresistible. We’ll start by making the filling. In a large
mixing bowl combine 8 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg
yolk, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon zest. Beat
those together for a few minutes on medium high speed or until whipped creamy and smooth. Now on a clean work surface unfold your first sheet of puff
pastry dough and roll it into a ten by ten inch square. Cut the dough into 12
even strips and I find its easiest to do this using a pizza cutter. Take two
strips of dough and pinch them together at one end, pinching tightly to seal. Now
twist the strand, moving from one end to the other, make sure you aren’t twisting
too tightly. It should just look like a loose ribbon. Press one end of your
ribbon onto your work surface and loop the twisted strand from the center,
working outward, then pinch the end. To attach it to the pastry, flatten the
center with your fingers to create a little well for the filling. Poke the
center with the fork to keep it from puffing up too much in the middle, then
add a tablespoon of that cream cheese filling, add your fresh berries, pushing
them halfway into the filling. It’s a great time to pre-heat your oven to 400˚F. As you finish your pastries, transfer them into a parchment
lined baking sheet. Now onto the egg wash. In a small bowl combine one egg with 1
Tbsp of water and use a fork to beat those together. Thoroughly brush the
outside of the pastries generously with that egg wash, then bake in a preheated
oven at 400˚F for about 18 to 20 minutes or
until puffed and golden brown of the edges. Once they’re out of the oven, you
want to let them cool completely to room temperature so the cream-cheese filling
will set while you’re waiting make the lemon glaze. Combine 1/2 cup of powdered sugar with a half a teaspoon of lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon
juice. You can add more lemon juice if you like it thinner or more powdered
sugar to thicken it up. Once the pastries are at room temperature, drizzle them
generously with all of that amazing lemon glaze. It is a good moment because we’re gonna do the taste test. I’ve been waiting for this moment and the
important thing is to pick the one with the most glaze because that glaze just
takes these over the top. So good… All right this one looks promising, here we
go. You guys have to look inside. I can’t
even believe strawberries can be this juicy. If you’ve ever tried strawberries
baked into a dessert – wow! That fruit gives it this beautiful fresh pop of
flavor and then that lemon glaze really balances the sweetness. This is so good!
I’m gonna eat like five of these before the kids come into the kitchen. Oh wow!
And then that flaky buttery soft crust… Oh, make these and they will disappear
fast so eat as many as possible right away. You guys will find the print
friendly recipe below. if you enjoyed this video, give me a great big thumbs up
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  1. What are your very favorite desserts with berries? I’d love to hear from you in a comment below! We are always looking for new ideas.

  2. Is your name Natashas ? If not Natasha , your title should be Natasha's Kitchen , showing the kitchen is run by Natasha .

  3. I love making cheese danishes.The lemon glaze does make them taste so yummy!! I love your idea at making strips with the puff pastry.. Perhaps I will grab some fresh strawberries and make some tonight after dinner. Thank You Natasha for always sharing easy and delicious goodies 🙂 Enjoy your Weekend!

  4. Natasha I love your cooking you inspire me to get in the kitchen and my 5 lids are always happy munchin on your latest creature these are to die for there so yum I had to make another batch the same and there on the menu for tomorrow as well by popular demand Thank you you so much 😁😁

  5. Hello Natasha this looks like an amazing recipe I would love to try it however I am allergic to all citrus fruits so is there any other type of glaze that I can make as well as cream cheese filling? This would make the perfect summertime treat or even breakfast

  6. Hey Nathasha! Thanks for this one, the sweets are my favorite 😋 Both of your suggestions at the end of the video, I did it!

  7. Natasha, Natasha ,many excellent and easy sweet recipes in your repertoire. Wow! You’re awesome. Will certainly try. Magnificent just like you sweet

  8. Great recipe & so easy! Made them tonight and they were a hit 😋 More recipes like this please 🙏. Thank you! You are amazing 🌹😘😘😘

  9. Looks so good!!! Love that it’s easy to make as well. Mini fruit tart’s with berries for potluck. Thank you!!

  10. WOOOOOOWWWW Deliciously Easy!!!!!!!!! I liked it a lot!!!! You're amazing, NATASHA!!! Ahhhh!! By the way you feel wonderful that COLOR kisses!!!

  11. Natasha, I love your easy to understand demonstration and narration. You do an excellent job!! These Danishes are a must the next time I do some special entertaining. I could see using apple pie filling, or cherry, or blueberry. You got my wheels turning!
    Thanks for a fabulous recipe. (:

  12. Sis Natasha! You is my best girl youtuber and your kitchen the best kitchen and you looking just biutiful…….. I loved😘😘😘

  13. What do you use for a coffee creamer! I’ve been trying to make my own healthy version of vanilla sugar free fat free creamer and cannot seem to find the right blend! Any suggestions for low fat healthy version of this?

  14. Hi, i just subscribed to your channel,love love loooove your recipes and your son is soo cute😍
    I watched the potato pancake video and i have a question about it..can i just boil some potatoes and mash them and then follow your recipe if i don't have any leftover mashed potatoes??
    I'm planning on making them tomorrow😋😋

  15. Made these heavenly good pastries and my kids love them… thanks for the inspiration !!!😍
    Always love your short n sweet vedios❤️

  16. Natasha can you tell me please what brand of Puff Pastry you are using, I've tried a couple and I didn't like them at all, it got dry and very oily.
    Yours looks so delicious…yummyyy… Thank you very much!!!

  17. I made these with my daughter exactly as you showing the video and for some reason my puff pastry started smoking. I don't know if that's normal with puff pastry feels like the temperature might be a little too hot at 400.

  18. We made these around Christmas as a special dessert. They looked great, but honestly, they were a bit boring to our taste.

  19. another great recipe! I made it last night and it was tasty. I would just use a 1.25 to 1.5 tbsp scoop to use up all the filling it was so good! ;0) Thanks!

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