Peach Cream Cheese Braided Danish Video Recipe

You'll make this braided danish again and again. It has a cheesecake center and is loaded with peaches. This braided danish is easier than you think! How To make braided danish | natashaskitchen.com

Big thank you to Blog Her and Del Monte for sponsoring the braided danish recipe. This is the second time in one week we’ve baked this peach cream cheese danish.

You see the first time, we were like, “oh my goodness this is good, we need a video to show everyone how easy and incredibly good it is!” So here we are. My taste testers didn’t complain.

Baby it’s cold outside and holiday cooking is in full swing. Unfortunately nearly all of the produce in the grocery store is out-of-season. With Del Monte® products you can plant a “garden” in your pantry and still have ‘garden quality’ fruits and veggies year round.

If you haven’t tried the Del Monte product line, take a minute to read the following. You’ll be mighty impressed and inspired to build a garden in your pantry too!

Watch how to make this Braided Danish:

Ingredients for the cream cheese filling:

6 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk, room temperature
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt 1/2 tsp lemon juice

For the peach Filling:

1 (15 oz) can Del Monte® Sliced Peaches, Raspberry Flavored, drained (keep the juice for smoothies!)

Ingredients for the pastry:

1 sheet of store-bought frozen puff pastry, thawed according to package instructions
Egg Wash: 1 large egg mixed with 1 Tbsp water

Toppings:

Coarse sugar (I used raw sugar)
Glaze: 1/3 cup Powdered sugar mixed with 1/2 Tbsp Milk

How To Make Braided Danish:

Preheat Your Oven to 400°F.

Making your Braided Danish Fillings:

1. Place cream cheese and sugar in a bowl and beat on low speed until smooth

2. Add egg yolk, vanilla, salt and lemon juice and continue mixing just until well blended. Set aside.

3. Slice the Del Monte® peaches into 1/4″ thick slices

Prepping the Pastry and Assembly:

1. Dust a sheet of parchment paper with flour. Place your thawed puff pastry dough over it and roll it out slightly to flatten the top.

2. Spread your prepared cream cheese in the middle of your puff pastry lengthwise, staying inside the the middle third of the pastry and leaving a 1″ border at the top and bottom of the pastry.

3. Spread peach slices evenly over the cream cheese.

4. Cut off the top corners and cut out notches in the bottom of your pastry. Use kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter to cut an equal number of 1-inch wide strips diagonally down the sides of the pastry, leaving at least 1/2-inch before you reach the filling. Braid the pastry strips by folding them in, alternating between sides. Whistle while you work, do da doot doot doot da doot….

5. Make an egg wash by briskly beating 1 egg and 1 Tbsp of water with a fork. “forksking,” it sounds a whole lot better than “forking” which could be misconstrued. oh never mind. Brush the braided pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 400˚F for 25-28 min or until top is golden brown.

You'll make this braided danish again and again. It has a cheesecake center and is loaded with peaches. This braided danish is easier than you think! How To make braided danish | natashaskitchen.com

6. Once the braided danish is cooled to room temp, mix 1/3 cup powdered sugar with 1/2 Tbsp milk and drizzle over the pastry. But if you make the glaze, you’re required to sing a Christmas tune while drizzling. Take your time. This baking gig is fun

You'll make this braided danish again and again. It has a cheesecake center and is loaded with peaches. This braided danish is easier than you think! How To make braided danish | natashaskitchen.comYou'll make this braided danish again and again. It has a cheesecake center and is loaded with peaches. This braided danish is easier than you think! How To make braided danish | natashaskitchen.com

Inspiration from: My Cheesecake Danish Recipe, Braiding lessons from: A Cozy Kitchen, The Kitchn, and Oh My Sugar High; my braid was lovely thanks to you all!

Make sure to stop by the Del Monte® Facebook Page and show ’em some “like” for inspiring this awesome recipe!

Peach Cream Cheese Braided Danish

4.9 from 56 reviews
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Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost To Make: $7-$10
Serving: 4-6

Ingredients

Ingredients for the cream cheese filling:

  • 6 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp lemon juice

For the peach Filling:

  • 1 (15 oz) can of Del Monte Garden Quality ® sliced peaches (I used raspberry flavored), drained

Ingredients for the pastry:

  • 1 sheet store-bought frozen puff pastry, thawed according to package instructions
  • Egg Wash: 1 large egg mixed with 1 Tbsp water

Toppings:

  • Coarse sugar (I used raw sugar)
  • Glaze: ⅓ cup Powdered sugar mixed with ½ Tbsp Milk

Instructions

Preheat Your Oven to 400°F.

Making your Fillings:

  1. Place cream cheese and sugar in a bowl and beat on low speed until smooth
  2. Add egg yolk, vanilla, salt and lemon juice and continue mixing just until well blended. Set aside.
  3. Slice the DelMonte peaches into ¼" thick slices.

Prepping the Pastry and Assembly:

  1. Dust a sheet of parchment paper with flour. Place your thawed puff pastry dough over it and roll it out slightly to flatten the top.
  2. Spread your prepared cream cheese in the middle of your puff pastry lengthwise, staying inside the the middle third of the pastry and leaving a 1" border at the top and bottom of the pastry.
  3. Spread peach slices evenly over the cream cheese.
  4. Cut off the top corners and cut out notches in the bottom of your pastry. Use kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter to cut an equal number of 1-inch wide strips diagonally down the sides of the pastry, leaving at least ½-inch before you reach the filling. Braid the pastry strips by folding them in, alternating between sides.
  5. Make an egg wash by briskly beating 1 egg and 1 Tbsp of water with a fork. Brush the braided pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 400˚F for 25-28 min or until top is golden brown.
  6. Once the braided danish is cooled to room temp, mix ⅓ powdered sugar with ½ Tbsp milk and drizzle over the pastry.

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  • Vicki
    March 28, 2017

    Hi Natasha today I decided to make it. I’m super excited since it seems so easy thanks for awesome recipe Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2017

      You’re welcome Vicki! Please let me know what you think of the recipe! Reply

  • September 25, 2016

    Can you use something else instead of powder sugar for glaze? I’m out of powder sugar and want to make this. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 25, 2016

      Hi Liza, to get a white looking glaze, it does need powdered sugar. Have you tried making your own powdered sugar? You just process 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 tbsp corn starch in a food processor until it turns into a powder. Easy peasy! 🙂 You can go without the corn starch but it does help it to have that powdery consistency without clumping. You can also use organic or natural sugars which is nice. Reply

      • Liza
        October 1, 2016

        I dont have corn starch. Well looks like i will have to go to the store anyways. Thanks for the tip on making your own. maybe i will use it sometime. Reply

  • Elizabeth
    August 14, 2016

    When i first saw this my mouth was drooling. I love peaches! Your they best chef ever. Everything you make, i want too. If i want something it is impossible to stop me. Your blog is there place in go for comfort an yummy food. God bless your family.☺ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 14, 2016

      Elizabeth, thank you for such a sweet comment, blessings to you and your family as well 😁. Reply

  • Lilly
    July 18, 2016

    Thank you for such an awesome blog, Natasha! A lot of your recipes have become “regulars” at my house. I just wanted to mention that this danish turned out great with fresh peaches, and we also used the left over egg white for the egg wash, and it worked just fine! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 18, 2016

      Lilly, thank you for such a sweet comment, It means so much to me 😊. Reply

  • Nina
    April 3, 2016

    Natasha, thank you for the recipe, i already made it twice this week! I love it especially when warm from the oven! yum! Now i want to try to make it with strawberries =) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 3, 2016

      Mmmm strawberries sounds nice! Let me know how it works out if you try strawberries 🙂 Reply

      • Nina
        April 5, 2016

        It turned out really yummy with strawberries! =) I cut them in half (med size strawberries) and then added about a 2ish tea spoons of starch to prevent the liquid from running. Cream cheese felling is the same as in this recipe, and on top I sprinkle some raw sugar for some extra caramel crunch =) Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          April 5, 2016

          Thank you so much for sharing you awesome idea! I am definitely going to try that! I just printed your comment as a reminder 🙂 Reply

  • Monica
    January 2, 2016

    Natasha your recipies are super yummies!!. I made the danish for tea time this New year and it was delicious.
    Thank you for shared. The best wishes for you and your beautiful family. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 2, 2016

      Monica, thank you for the great review, I’m glad you liked it. Blessings to you and your family in 2016 😁. Reply

  • Leana
    October 29, 2015

    Can i make is with fresh apples not peaches? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2015

      I haven’t tried this recipe with apples so I’m not sure if they would work as well as the peaches with the cream cheese. If you do try apples, make sure to slice them thinly so they bake through properly. Reply

  • Vikki
    September 4, 2015

    Not much of a baker, but this turned out so good! And it’s so easy to make 🙂 thank you for the recipe Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 4, 2015

      Vikki, thank you for the great review, reading your comment is making me hungry for some peach danish :D. Reply

  • allison
    August 8, 2015

    Hi Natasha! Can I make this with fresh peaches???? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 8, 2015

      Mmmm yum!! I think that would work fine. I’d probably peel them first. It’s easiest to peel them if you blanch them in boiling hot water for 15-30 seconds. Let me know how much you love it 🙂 Reply

  • Val Elliott
    June 16, 2015

    I love canned peaches cold from the fridge. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      mmmm me too! Reply

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