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Heart Shaped Cheese Danish

Heart Shaped Cheese Danish are the perfect treat to make this Valentine's Day. These cheese danishes are made with simple ingredients and come together in about 30 minutes.
Heart Shaped Cheese Danish are the perfect treat to make this Valentine's Day. These cheese danishes are made with simple ingredients and come together in about 30 minutes.

The easiest cheese danish recipe

I first made cheese danishes last year with puff pastry and I fell in love with the idea of making them at home. They are incredibly easy to make but taste gourmet. This valentine’s day, make your loved one these super cute heart shaped cheese danish- they will love you for it!

These heart shaped cheese danishes are fluffy, light and have the most amazing tangy but sweet cheese filling. I used my homemade chia seed jam and topped them off with cane and powdered sugar for the perfect balance of sweetness. I can’t wait to see your creations, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or Tiktok!

Heart Shaped Cheese Danish are the perfect treat to make this Valentine's Day. Puff pastry sheet that has cut out hearts

what you’ll need to make this cheese danish recipe

You will only need a handful of ingredients and kitchen tools to make this recipe. I used my own homemade jam, but feel free to use your favorite preservative instead!

  • puff pastry
  • heart shaped cookie cutter
  • cream cheese
  • chia seed jam
  • vanilla extract
  • cane sugar
  • powdered sugar
Heart Shaped Cheese Danish are the perfect treat to make this Valentine's Day. Puff pastry sheet that has cut out hearts and then indented hearts in the center sitting on a baking sheet that's lined with parchment paper.

how to make Heart Shaped Cheese Danish

You can make your own puff pastry, but for the sake of simplicity, we are using store bought puff pastry. You can find it in the frozen section of your local grocery store, just be sure to defrost it prior to using (about 30-45 minutes) on the counter.

  1. Defrost the puff pastry and then preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry on a clean surface and using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out the heart shapes and place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Make an indent in the heart with a sharp knife. This is for a general idea of where the cheese filling will go.
  4. Cream together softened cream cheese, jam, vanilla extract and sugar with an electric mixer. Then, fill each heart shape with the mixture.
  5. Brush with an egg wash, or spray with avocado oil spray, then bake for 16-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  6. Let cool slightly, then sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
Heart Shaped Cheese Danish are the perfect treat to make this Valentine's Day. Puff pastry sheet that has pink cream cheese filling and preservatives in the center, ready to be baked.

Other valentines day desserts to make

Heart Shaped Cheese Danish are the perfect treat to make this Valentine's Day. dusted with powdered sugar. a hand holding the heart shaped danish which has pink nail polish and a mini heart on the nail of the thumb.

Heart Shaped Cheese Danish

Heart Shaped Cheese Danish are the perfect treat to make this Valentine's Day. These cheese danishes are made with simple ingredients and come together in about 30 minutes.
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PREP TIME:
45 minutes
COOK TIME:
20 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
1 hour
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 package of puff pastry (2 sheets)
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup jam 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar (can omit if using store bought jam)
  • Avocado oil spray, or an egg wash
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of puff pastry (2 sheets)
  • 16oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup jam 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar (can omit if using store bought jam)
  • Avocado oil spray, or an egg wash
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

SCALE:

1X

2X

YIELDS:

14 cheese danishes

28 cheese danishes

Directions

  1. Start by defrosting the puff pastry on the counter for 30-45 minutes. 
  2. Then, preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper, set aside. 
  3. Roll out the puff pastry on a clean surface and using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out the heart shapes and place them onto the prepared baking sheet. 
  4. Using a knife, make an indent in the heart with a smaller heart. This is for a general idea of where the cheese filling will go. 
  5. Cream together the softened cream cheese, jam, vanilla extract and sugar with an electric mixer. Then, fill each heart shape with the mixture.
  6. Brush with an egg wash, or spray with avocado oil spray, then bake for 16-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  7. Let cool slightly, then sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!

Notes

Cheese danishes are best stored in the refrigerator and enjoyed within 3-4 days

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