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Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish

Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish make an easy breakfast or dessert that's ready in just 30 minutes. With a sweet raspberry cream cheese filling and a buttery, flaky crust, this simple treat is fun to make and even better to eat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: danish recipe, raspberry recipe
Servings: 18 danish
Calories: 172kcal


  • 1 box (17.3 ounce) frozen puff pastry sheets thawed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup raspberry jam
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two large baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Lightly flour a cutting board or other flat surface; or line your counter with a sheet of parchment paper. Gently unfold both puff pastry sheets onto surface. Use a rolling pan to flatten a bit more, if needed. Using a round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter, cut nine circles from each sheet. Place onto prepared pan. Lightly run a butter knife around the edges of each danish to score a circular border to hold filling.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Spoon a heaping tablespoon of cream cheese mixture onto the center of each danish, spreading slightly. Place about 1 teaspoon of jam onto center of cream cheese.
  • In a small bowl, add egg and water. Gently whisk to combine. Brush edges of danish with egg wash. Sprinkle coarse sugar on edges of danish, if desired. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until danishes are golden brown.
  • To prepare glaze, whisk powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. Drizzle over cooled danish.


  • Danish will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • See my tips and tricks for making this Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish above recipe box.


Serving: 1danish | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg