Nor's Easy Cheese fruit Danish Braid

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Nor M.

By
@Adashofloverecipes

I love Cheese danish, cake etc. i wanted to use up some frozen puff pastry I had. I combined it with a cheese filling and used a canned Apricot pastry filing to make this easy braid. You can make it plain cheese, or add any fruit pastry filling you desire. I hope you all enjoy this easy delicious pastry.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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1
frozen puff pastry
8 oz
cream cheese softened
1/2 c
sugar
1
egg yolk
1 tsp
vanila
1 Tbsp
flour
6 oz
can of pastry filling. i used to solo brand. i suggest you not use jam. i tried it and it made my braid soggy.

EGG WASH

1
egg slightly beaten with fork
2 Tbsp
water

GLAZE

1 c
powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
chopped walnut's or sliced almonds if desired

OPTIONAL HOMEMADE APRICOT FILLING

1 c
water
1 c
sugar
1 c
packed apricots then chopped
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 Tbsp
water

NOTE: DO NOT USE JAM OR JELLY TO SUBSTITUTE PIE FILLING

How to Make Nor's Easy Cheese fruit Danish Braid

Step-by-Step

  • 1Thaw frozen pastry.
    Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Dust with flour. Preheat oven to 350 degree's.
  • 2Place thawed and unrolled pastry on prepared parchment lined sheet pan.
  • 3Sprinkle flour on pastry. Roll dough to 12 inches long and width of sheet pan.about a 10 x 12 rectangle
  • 4With knife, or pizza cutter. Cut the outside 3rd of dough in to slices about 3/4 - 1 inch wide all the way down each side. Do not cut in to center 1/3 of dough. You leave the center 3rd uncut to spread filling.
  • 5Make cheese filling.
    Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar, egg yolk and vanilla and flour. Beat until smooth.
  • 6Spread cheese filling down the center of dough evenly.
    Top with 1/2 the can of fruit filling if desired. ( i used solo apricot)
  • 7Bring outside strips you cut across filling . One side at a time alternating and crossing over each other until done.
  • 8Beat egg and water with a fork. Brush over entire pastry. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes until golden.
  • 9Heat remaing fuit filling in microwave with 2 tablespoons of water until hot. Remove from microwave and stir. Brush over entire hot pastry. You may have some left over. Just save or discard.
  • 10Mix ingredients together for glaze until smooth. Brush glaze over pastry. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Cool thoroughly before cutting. Enjoy!
  • 11Directions for optional homemade apricot filling :
    Place sugar water and apricots in a saucepan. Bring to a boil reduce to simmer. Cook until apricots are tender and most of liquid is boiled down, and it is thickened. Stir in lemon juice. If you prefer a thicker sauce. Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water add to mixture and boil until thick. Remove from heat to cool before using.

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About Nor's Easy Cheese fruit Danish Braid

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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