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This Lemon Cream Cheese Danish recipe is a scrumptious breakfast with the taste of fresh lemon, the richness of cream cheese, and the fluffiness of wonderful puff pastry.

Lemon Cream Cheese Danish

Calories 4259 kcal
Author kitchenfunwithmy3sons

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 17.3 ounce package puff pastry
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup prepared lemon curd
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and lemon juice.
  4. Gently flour your clean work surface, and unfold the puff pasty.
  5. Using your fingertips, gently press the creased areas flat. Use a rolling pin if necessary.
  6. Use a cookie cutter or glass to cut out 4 circles.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 with the remaining sheet of puff pastry.
  8. Place circles onto baking sheet.
  9. Gently score border about ½-1 inch inside each puff pastry circle.
  10. 10. Using a fork, poke several times inside each of the circles.
  11. 11. Spread cream cheese mixture into each circle, keeping inside the boarder.
  12. 12. In a small bowl, mix together egg and water until frothy.
  13. 13. Brush the border of each with egg mixture.
  14. 14. Bake for 18-21 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. 15. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet.
  16. 16. Heat lemon curd in the microwave for 25 seconds, then spoon on top of each danish.
  17. 17. Sprinkle a pinch of lemon zest and dust with powdered sugar prior to serving.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cream Cheese Danish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4259 Calories from Fat 2511
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 279g 429%
Saturated Fat 99g 495%
Cholesterol 413mg 138%
Sodium 2353mg 98%
Potassium 672mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 378g 126%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 133g
Protein 61g 122%
Vitamin A 65.7%
Vitamin C 13.3%
Calcium 29.6%
Iron 86.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.