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A platter of cream cheese danish topped with fruit.

Cream Cheese Danish with Fruit

These cream cheese danish are a light and flaky pastry topped with a sweet cream cheese filling and fruit. An easy yet elegant breakfast option!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 336kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup coarse sugar
  • 1/2 cup pie filling of choice or diced fresh fruit


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the puff pastry sheets on a non stick surface such as parchment paper or a baking mat. 
  • Use a 4 inch round cookie cutter or drinking glass rim to cut 4 circles out of each sheet of pastry. See recipe notes for ideas on what to do with leftover pastry scraps!
  • Using a small knife or a smaller cookie cutter, score a circle about 1/2 inch in from the edges of the pastry rounds.
  • Use a fork to prick all over inside the smaller circle.
  • Place the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract in the bowl of a mixer. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Gently spread the cream cheese filling inside the smaller circle of each pastry round.
  • Brush the edges of the pastries with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • Cool, then spoon 1 tablespoon of pie filling into the center of each pastry. Serve.


  1. Don't throw away your puff pastry scraps! Brush the scraps with a little melted butter, then sprinkle on the seasonings of your choice and a some finely grated cheese. Twist the pastry into breadsticks and bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Adapted from Just a Taste.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 74mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.7mg