Everyone loves strawberries and pastries, so why not combine the two? The cream cheese filling is unbelievably rich and creamy which goes along perfectly with the sweet strawberry preserves and buttery, flakey crust. This recipe is easy to master and is guaranteed to impress anyone who tries it. When it comes to the braiding of the danish you can really get creative, and have fun with it. Overall this strawberry danish is perfect for breakfast or sharing with friends over a cup of coffee. So roll up your sleeves and get your baking on, because you're sure to fall in love with this recipe faster than you can say strawberry danish.

Strawberry Danish

  • Prep Time:25 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:45 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Medium


  • 1 frozen Pepperidge farm puff pastry
  • For the strawberry preserve:
  • 1 cups strawberry cut into small pieces
  • 3 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • For the cream cheese filling:
  • 1 package cream cheese 4 oz softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter salted
  • For the egg wash:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
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  • Step 1

    Start by preheating the over to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set out the frozen puff pastry and allow to totally defrost before unfolding or using it.

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  • Step 2

    To start the strawberry danish, the first thing you need to do is make the strawberry preserve. Start by cooking the strawberries in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

    #SpoonTip: Stir frequently to keep the mixture from sticking or burning in the pan.

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  • Step 3

    Take the saucepan off of the heat and add in cornstarch, water, and sugar. Return the pan to medium heat and continue stirring. Once again remove from heat and set aside.

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  • Step 4

    In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the sugar, vanilla extract, and cream cheese using a hand mixer. Add in butter and powdered sugar, continue to mix on medium.

    #SpoonTip: If you don't have a stand mixer, you can always use a rubber spatula and some elbow grease.

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  • Step 5

    Once combined, spread the cream cheese filling evening along the centerfold of the pastry, followed by the strawberry preserve. Make sure not put too much of the preserve to ensure that the filling won't spill out in the baking process.

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  • Step 6

    Cut the pastry dough in one-inch diagonal lines down either side of the centerfold and fold criss-cross to create a braid pattern.

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  • Step 7

    To make the egg wash, simply mix together the egg and milk in a small to medium bowl. With a pastry brush, cover the top of the pastry with the egg wash to give it that golden brown color.

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  • Step 8

    Now your pastry is ready to go! Bake in your 375-degree oven for 15-20 minutes.

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  • Step 9

    While it is baking, grab a small bowl and combine the powdered sugar and milk to make the glaze. Stir using a whisk or hand mixer on medium-high, add in the vanilla extract, and mix until it is smooth with no bumps.

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  • Step 10

    Once the pastry is golden brown and done baking, allow it to rest on the pan for 5 minutes. Then drizzle with the homemade glaze and enjoy with some coffee and friends!

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