Easy Cheese Danish

Easy Cheese Danish is an easy recipe to make. It’s made with frozen puff pastry, cream cheese, and topped with fresh juicy grapes.

Cheese danish recipe looks fancy, but are actually so easy!

Cheese danishes may look complicated to make, but I can assure you they are so quick and simple! You’ll be a pro in no time. I love enjoying one of these treat for breakfast, or a mid-afternoon snack with a cup of coffee or tea.

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Ingredients for this simple and delicious Cheese Danish recipe

  • cream cheese- can use dairy or non-dairy cream cheese
  • egg yolk- gives the filling a creamy texture and helps the cream cheese from not spreading during baking time
  • cane sugar- helps sweeten up the danishes
  • vanilla- adds a lovely flavor
  • fresh juicy grapes- add both color, texture and flavor
  • frozen puff pastry- frozen puff pastry works best for this recipe, simply let them thaw on the counter for 45 minutes before using.
  • egg wash- I use the leftover egg whites and brush it over the pastry before baking time to help give the danishes a lovely golden brown color

Tools you will need

You won’t need anything fancy to make these cheese danish. I recommend using an electric mixer to really combine the ingredients for the cream cheese filling, however, you can also mix it by hand if you don’t have one!

  • electric mixer
  • baking sheets
  • parchment paper
  • basting brush
  • whisk
  • knife or pizza cutter

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Easy Cheese Danish

Easy Cheese Danish is an easy recipe to make. It’s made with frozen puff pastry, cream cheese, and topped with fresh juicy grapes.
40 minutes
25 minutes
Author - Hannah


Cream Cheese Filling
  • 8oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Puff Pastry
  • 2 frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg white, for egg white wash
  • grape jelly
  • fresh grapes




8 servings


  1. Thaw puff pastry according to package instructions. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  2. In an electric mixer, combine softened cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Beat together on medium/high speed until creamy and smooth.
  3. Unfold the thawed puff pastry sheets onto a clean working surface. Then, use a pizza cutter to slice into 4 equal parts. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Next, using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop cream cheese filling and drop directly in the center of each puff pastry square.
  5. Then, using the egg white, dip the basting brush and outline each square with the wash. Next, take each corner and fold it in twice until each corner touches the filling.
  6. Option to add grape jelly to the cheese filling, and then brush the outer edges once again with the egg white wash.
  7. Bake the danishes for 25-28 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Let cool slightly, then top with fresh grapes. Enjoy warm or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy within 3 days for best freshness.


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