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Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

This Cream Cheese Puff Pastry is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! You can make it with any fruits, berries, jam or just the cream cheese filling.

I used store-bought puff pastry for this recipe, but you can make your own. You can also make danish dough and use the filling and also the shaping techniques taught in this post.

First things first, make sure the puff pastry is thawed.

To make the cream cheese mixture, start by beating the sugar cream cheese together. Add the yolk, lemon juice, and vanilla. You can fold some lemon zest or orange zest in the filling for a citrus twist.

It’s time to assemble. Cut the pastry sheet into 6 rectangles. Score a smaller rectangle in the center of the dough, but don’t cut all the way through. Fill the center with a couple of tablespoons of filling. Top with berries or leave it plain with the cream cheese filling.

Whisk the egg to make an egg wash. You can add a splash of milk to it if desired. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg wash, and sprinkle coarse sugar on top.

To serve the pastries, you can sprinkle powdered sugar on top, or drizzle a sugar glaze. Making the glaze is super easy, just whisk powdered sugar and milk together.

What I love the most about these pastries is how you versatile they are, and how you can make them with any berries, fruits, or even just plain cream cheese if you wish.

These pastries are looking so good!

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