Puff Pastry Peach Danish
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Puff Pastry Peach Danish

This Puff Pastry Peach Danish recipe is super simple to make; it’s crunchy and soft, with a layer of cream cheese filling, sugared peaches with a hint of cinnamon, and topped with sugar icing and almonds.

Puff Pastry Peach Danish

What makes a pastry a Danish?

A Danish, or Danish Pastry, is a layered dessert made either of puff pastry or yeast-leavened dough.

It comes in many forms, like turnovers, pinwheels, envelopes, or in this case, layered rectangles with pure goodness! You can fill it with jams and sauces, compotes, fresh fruit or any filling of your choice.

Is Danish made from Puff Pastry?

This Puff Pastry Peach Danish is made with store bough, frozen puff pastry, which makes it super convenient and easy to make.

If you are a puff pastry purist, you can definitely make the dough yourself! just use your favorite recipe and make everything else as directed in the recipe.

Puff Pastry Peach Danish bite shot

Ingredients you’ll need to make Puff Pastry Peach Danish

The ingredients you’ll need are probably already sitting in your refrigerator or pantry, so no need of anything out of the ordinary to make these:

  • Frozen puff pastry
  • Cream cheese, room temperature
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Peaches
  • Cornstarch
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar
  • Slivered almonds
Puff Pastry Peach Danish Stacked

How to make these (with how-to photos)

  • Start by thawing the puff pastry until easy to handle, about 30-40 minutes. Beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and vanilla for 1 minute. 
  • Next, cut the peaches into slices and place them in a bowl. Toss them with the cornstarch, sugar and cinnamon
Sugared Peaches
  • Then, pre-heat the oven to 400 F. Afterwards, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray it with baking spray. Place the pastry on top of a slightly floured surface and use your hands to press out any seams. Cut it with a pizza cutter into 6 equal rectangles.
  • Using a sharp knife, draw a 1/4 inch border or frame into the rectangles and spread 1 Tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into the center of the frame, making sure not to go over the edge. Then, place 3 slices of peaches on top of the cream cheese
  • Mix the egg and milk and brush the edges of the pastry with egg wash. Then, bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. While danishes are baking, mix the powdered sugar and milk until no lumps are visible. Lastly, drizzle on top of the Danish, sprinkle with almonds and enjoy!
Puff Pastry Peach Danishes in Bake Sheet

How long will they last?

These are better eaten the first or second day after they’re baked. Store them in an air tight container at room temperature, where they’re not exposed to sun or heat.

Try them warm and thank me later!

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Puff Pastry Peach Danish
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Puff Pastry Peach Danish

This Puff Pastry Peach Danish recipe is super simple to make; it's crunchy and soft, with a layer of cream cheese filling, sugared peaches with a hint of cinnamon, and topped with sugar icing and almonds.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Additional Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Pies and Tarts
Keyword: dessert recipes for puff pastry, desserts with puff pastry, Maria Corcuera, puff pastry danish, puff pastry dessert recipes, puff pastry desserts, puff pastry peach danish, sweet fix baker
Servings: 6 Danishes
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Maria Corcuera

Ingredients

Danish

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • 1 Tablespoon milk for egg wash

Peaches

  • 3 peaches sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Icing

  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon milk
  • 1/4 Cup slivered almonds

Instructions

  • Thaw puff pastry until easy to handle, about 30-40 minutes
  • Beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and vanilla for 1 minute 
  • Cut the peaches into slices and place them in a bowl. Toss them with the cornstarch, sugar and cinnamon
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray it with baking spray
  • Place the pastry on top of a slightly floured surface and use your hands to press out any seams. Cut it with a pizza cutter into 6 equal rectangles
  • Using a sharp knife, draw a 1/4 inch border or frame into the rectangles
  • Spread 1 Tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into the center of the frame, making sure not to go over the edge. Place 3 slices of peaches on top of the cream cheese
  • Mix the egg and milk and brush the edges of the pastry with egg wash. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown
  • Mix the powdered sugar and milk until no lumps are visible. Drizzle on top of the Danish, sprinkle with almonds and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 85mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g

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