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Two cherry cream cheese Danishes on a white plate with some cherries and another danish in the background

Cherry cream cheese danish

Cherry cream cheese danish is a crunchy, cheesy, and, delightful dessert from Denmark. This quick and easy to make dish can be enjoyed as a dessert, a snack, and breakfast too.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Danish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 488kcal


Ingredients for cherry filling

  • 1 cup fresh cherries pitted
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 0.25 cup sugar adjust as per taste/ sweetness of cherries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Ingredients for cream cheese filling

  • 1 cup cream cheese softened
  • 0.5 cup powdered sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract

Other ingredients

  • 6 puff pastry squares
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar


  • Put all the ingredients of cherry filling in a pot. Mix and cook for around 8-10 minutes until the mixture thickens. Keep aside and let it reach room temperature.
  • In a bowl add cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Spread a baking paper on a baking tray and put the puff pastry squares on it.
  • Mark around 0.5-inch border around each square. Prick the center with a fork so that it rises lesser than the border.
  • Put around 1 tablespoon of cream cheese filling at the center. Top it with a tablespoon of cherry filling. Sprinkle some sugar on top.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for 15-18 minutes or until the puffs pastry turns golden brown.


  1. Instead of fresh cherries, canned cherries can be used too.
  2. Ready-made cherry pie filling can also be used in the dish.
  3. Sprinkling sugar before baking is optional but recommended.


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg