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Mulberry Puff Pastry Danishes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These Mulberry Puff Pastry Danishes are the perfect fun-size dessert made with an easy cheesecake filling and fresh mulberries. The pink glaze is naturally colored with a few drops of mulberry juice.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy danish recipes, mulberry desserts, puff pastry desserts
Servings: 18
Calories: 220 kcal
Recipe by:: Kate
Ingredients
  • non-stick baking spray
  • 8 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg , separated into yolk and egg white
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (from 1 lime), divided
  • 1 pinch vanilla bean powder (or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1-2 tablespoons white flour
  • 1 lb puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed but cold
  • 1 cup fresh mulberries , divided
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a large baking sheet (or 2 smaller baking sheets) with non-stick spray.

     

  2. Using a stand-up mixer, whisk together the cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolk (reserve the egg white for step 3!), 1 teaspoon lime juice, and a pinch of vanilla bean powder until smooth and creamy.

     

  3. In a small bowl, combine the egg white and 1 teaspoon water, and mix.

     

  4. Dust your working surface with a bit of flour. Carefully unfold one sheet of puff pastry over the flour. (Place the other sheet in the fridge while working, to keep it cold) Cut the puff pastry into 9 pieces. Place about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese filling in the center of each puff pastry square and flatten the cream cheese with the back of the spoon. 

     

  5. Fold in the corners of each puff pastry to make an octagon. Place 5-6 mulberries in the center of each danish (make sure you save 4-5 berries for step 7 to make the pink glaze!). Brush the exposed puff pastry dough with the egg white wash.

     

  6. Carefully transfer each danish onto the baking sheet, and bake for 17-21 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown and the cream cheese filling is set.

     

  7. White the puff pastries are baking: In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining lime juice (almost 2 tablespoons) and 3/4 cup powdered sugar until a smooth glaze forms. Split the glaze into 2 bowls (optional, see notes). Use your fingers to squeeze 3-4 mulberries into one of the bowls and mix well (or squeeze the berries between two spoons to keep your hands cleaner). Drizzle the mulberry danishes with both the pink glaze and the white glaze.

     

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Nutrition Facts
Mulberry Puff Pastry Danishes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Actual nutrition and calories may vary. If you require exact nutritional information, please check the nutrition facts of your actual ingredients.