Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Danishes

Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Danishes

These delicious strawberry cream cheese heart danishes are perfect for Valentines Day breakfast or any breakfast you want to make special. Best of all the recipe is easy to make and look gorgeous! Sweet cream cheese with strawberries on puff pastry cut into cute hearts.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Danishes

How to Make These Heart Shaped Danishes

Thaw the Puff Pastry

The first step is to thaw the puff pastry. I always use store bought puff pastry but if you like to make your own you’re welcome to! If using store bought puff pastry you will find it in the freezer section of the grocery store. Be sure to read to thawing instructions the day before you want to bake these danishes. Some say to thaw over night in the fridge and other say to thaw on the counter for 2 hours. So make sure you have your puff pastry thawed when you’re ready to bake.

Cream Cheese Filling

Preheat your oven to 400 F and line a large baking pan with parchment paper. The next step is to make the cream cheese filling. In a medium sized bowl mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until light and fluffy. I like to add in a few drops of pink food colouring. Set aside. At this point I also like to wash and dice up my strawberries.

cream cheese filling

Cutting the Heart Danishes

Unfold the thawed puff pastry. Using a 3 inch heart cookie cutter cut out 7 hearts and place them on the baking sheet 1 inch apart.

cutting the heart danishes

Using a sharp knife or smaller heart shaped cookie cutter score a border about 1/4 inch from the edge (see picture above). Be careful not to cut all the way through, you just want to create a shallow cut.

Assembling the Danish

Spoon about 1/2 tbsp of the cream cheese mixture on to each heart and spread it inside the border.

Then divide the diced strawberries evenly amongst the danishes by sprinkling them on top of the cream cheese. Try to keep inside the outlined border.

Egg Wash

In a small bowl mix egg and cold water together to create an egg wash. Using your finger or a small baking brush apply the egg wash on the outside border.

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges are starting to turn a golden brown. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before enjoying these danishes warm.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Danishes

Storing the Danishes

These danishes are best eaten the day the are made and do not keep well.

Where Do you Buy Puff Pastry Dough?

You’ll find puff pastry dough in the freezer section of the grocery store, usually beside the pre-made pie crusts. You want to make sure it’s puff pastry and not phyllo pastry (which if thinner and has a lower fat content).

Can I Double the Recipe?

Yes you can! Store bought puff pastry dough usually comes with two sheets. If you want to you can double the recipe. Just double all the amounts in the cream cheese filling and cut 1 cup worth of strawberries. You will not need to double the egg wash.

strawberry cream cheese heart danishes

Bake them on for Valentines day or bake them as a special breakfast for the ones you love, either way I’m sure you’ll love with these Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Danishes!

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Danishes

Jessie M
Strawberry cream cheese heart danishes are perfect for Valentines Day. Sweet cream cheese with strawberries on puff pastry. Best of all they're easy to make!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 7 danishes

Equipment

  • 3 inch heart cookie cutter

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet store bought puff pastry thawed to package directions

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • red food colouring
  • 1/2 C diced strawberries

Egg Wash

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp cold water

Instructions
 

  • Thaw the puff pastry sheet as per packages directions. Some say thaw on the counter for 2 hours or you can leave it to thaw in the fridge over night.
    1 sheet store bought puff pastry
  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cream Cheese Filling

  • In a medium sized bowl mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add in a few drops of red food colouring. Set aside.
    4 oz cream cheese, 2 tbsp white sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, red food colouring

Assembling the Danishes

  • Unfold the thawed puff pastry. Using a 3 inch heart cookie cutter cut out 7 heart and place them on the baking sheet 1 inch apart. (You may be able to get 9 depending on the size of your puff pastry and the size of your cooking cutter)
    1 sheet store bought puff pastry
  • Using a sharp knife or smaller heart shaped cookie cutter score a border about 1/4 inch from the edge (see picture above). Be careful not to cut all the way through, you just want to create a shallow cut.
  • Spoon about 1/2 tbsp of the cream cheese mixture on to each heart and spread it inside the border.
  • Then divide the diced strawberries evenly amongst the danishes by sprinkling them on top of the cream cheese. Try to keep inside the outlined border.
    1/2 C diced strawberries

Egg Wash

  • In a small bowl mix egg and cold water together to create an egg wash. Using your finger or a small baking brush apply the egg wash on the outside border.
    1 large egg, 1 tbsp cold water
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges are starting to turn a golden brown.
  • Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before enjoying these danishes warm.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

These danishes are best enjoyed as soon as they’re baked, they do not keep well.
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3 thoughts on “Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Danishes”

  • 5 stars
    We made these for breakfast for Valentines Day, and they turned out amazing! Very easy to make, and they look so impressive and fancy. I added some lime zest and a little juice. We definitely will be making these again!

  • 5 stars
    We made these for breakfast for Valentines Day, and they turned out amazing! Very easy to make, and they look so impressive and fancy. I added some lime zest and a little juice. We definitely will be making these again!!

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