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5 from 2 votes

Simple Danish Pastry Recipe

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Danish
Keyword Danish Pastry, Pastry Recipe,


  • 1 puff pastry sheet (homemade or storebought)
  • 1 jam of your choice (I used strawberry and cherry)
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • flour for dusting


  • Combine the cream cheese, yolk, sugar and lemon squeeze to make a custard
  • Roll out puff pastry on a floured surface and create desired shapes
  • Transfer to baking sheet and give brush with egg white
  • Poke a few holes with fork in center of pastry
  • Add a dollop (1 tbsp) of custard to middle of pastry
  • Bake in the oven at 200c/400f for 12 minutes rotating halfway through
  • Remove from oven and top with small spoons of jam once cooled. Feel free to leave some with only custard and some with jam for variety.
  • Combine powdered sugar and milk - work in milk one teaspoon at a time until you achieve a glaze or frosting-like consistency
  • Drizzle glaze over pastry. Serve with hot coffee & enjoy!