Sometimes I get weird cravings…like I’m preganant (I’M NOT) or I’ve been in a foreign country and am being neglected of that one thing I’m use to. Anyways, on this particular day I needed some cream cheese in my life. Prefferably, lots of it. So I raded my kitchen and decided to try out homemade danishes. I made them in cupcake dishes because everything is more adorable in miniature and they were the perfect bite size snacks to take on the go the next moning.
They make 12 so feel free to make them for all your relatives as something small before the big feast on Thursday! Or bring them to a potluck because everyone knows the person who brings the sweets is the favorite at the party anyways. But anyways, whatever you end up doing with them make sure to at least try them right out of the oven because I’ve never had homemade fresh danishes and damn, they blew my mind.
Miniautre Strawberry and Cream Cheese Danishes
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 large egg yolks, room temperature (Reserve some of the egg whites to brush on top of the pastry)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons strawberry jam
- 14 ounce box of puff pastry, thawed
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 12 muffin pan. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and cream cheese together with a blender. Next, add in the egg yolks, vanilla, and jam.
Divide the puff pastry until 12 even squares (they might be a little more rectangular- that’s okay). Place a square in each of the muffin tins. Next, drop a tablespoon of filling into each muffin tin and fold over the pasty (I experimented a little and did a couple different designs of folding and twisting and keeping the center open…they all looks cute so do whatever you feel like).
Brush the tops with alittle bit of egg whites. Cook for 20 minutes and serve warm.