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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.
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Lemon Cream Cheese Danish

Calories: 4259kcal
Author: Jill

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

  • Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and lemon juice.
  • Gently flour your clean work surface, and unfold the puff pasty.
  • Using your fingertips, gently press the creased areas flat. Use a rolling pin if necessary.
  • Use a cookie cutter or glass to cut out 4 circles.
  • Repeat steps 4-6 with the remaining sheet of puff pastry.
  • Place circles onto baking sheet.
  • Gently score border about ½-1 inch inside each puff pastry circle.
  • 10. Using a fork, poke several times inside each of the circles.
  • 11. Spread cream cheese mixture into each circle, keeping inside the boarder.
  • 12. In a small bowl, mix together egg and water until frothy.
  • 13. Brush the border of each with egg mixture.
  • 14. Bake for 18-21 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 15. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet.
  • 16. Heat lemon curd in the microwave for 25 seconds, then spoon on top of each danish.
  • 17. Sprinkle a pinch of lemon zest and dust with powdered sugar prior to serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 4259kcal | Carbohydrates: 378g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 279g | Saturated Fat: 99g | Cholesterol: 413mg | Sodium: 2353mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 133g | Vitamin A: 3285IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 15.6mg