Delicious buttery, flaky puff pastry cooked to golden-brown perfection filled with a tasty mixture of cream cheese, black currant fruit spread, and a dash of fresh lemon zest—these Easy Black Currant Cheese Danishes are sure to be a hit. Perfect for an easy on-the-go breakfast pastry or a luxurious dessert, the choice is yours!
1 Sheet Frozen Puff Pastry Dough (Thawed)
½ Cup Cream Cheese (Softened)
1 Large Egg (Beaten)
¼ Cup Organic Cane Sugar
1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Zest
- To begin, preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Give the parchment paper a light spray with non-stick cooking oil. Set aside. Allow your puff pastry sheets to fully thaw (about 1-2 hours) at room temp so that they are easy to work with.
- Once puff pastry has thawed, lightly flour your work surface and spread the puff pastry out on to the surface. With a cup, roughly about 4 inches in diameter, cut out 8 circle shapes out of the puff pastry dough but don’t remove them just yet. With another smaller cup, about 2-3” in diameter, score another circle in the center of the previously made circle and perforate the inner circle with a fork.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese with the Crofter’s Organic Just Fruit Black Currant Fruit Spread and the lemon zest and whisk together. Next, scoop out about 1 tbsp and place it in the center circle of the puff pastry. Try not to go outside of the scored circle.
- Brush the edges of the puff pastry with a beaten egg and then sprinkle with a course sugar. We used an organic cane sugar. Carefully remove any excess puff pastry dough and transfer the Danishes over to the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15- Minutes or until the Danishes are a golden-brown color. Remove from oven once done and let cool slightly. Enjoy!