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.

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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.com

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

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

4.89 from 59 votes
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
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
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $7-$10
Servings: 4 -6

Ingredients

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 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: 1/3 cup Powdered sugar mixed with 1/2 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 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.
  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 1/3 powdered sugar with 1/2 Tbsp milk and drizzle over the pastry.

 

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  • Angie Howell
    January 21, 2018

    Quick question about the danish – does the glaze harden on top? I have been looking for a danish with glaze that isn’t gookey. By the way, it looks just awesome and I can’t wait to give it a try! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 22, 2018

      Hi Angie, this one does harden on the outside but still maintains softness under the hardened exterior. It doesn’t completely dry out. Hope that makes sense 🙂 Reply

  • Tatyana S.
    November 3, 2017

    Such A Delicious Danish😋

    quick and easy to put together and I doubled the recipe so I baked 2 at a time:) definitely going to make it again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 3, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe as much as I do! Thanks for sharing your great review Tatyana! Reply

  • Olya
    October 22, 2017

    I make this all the time. It is a family favorite. And our friends request it all the time!!! I usually skip the peaches and use strawberries or blueberries. Everyone loves the Strawberry version. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 22, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that everyone enjoys this recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Olya! Reply

  • Ryna
    September 27, 2017

    Hi,

    Can this be made with frozen/thawed peaches?

    Ryna Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 27, 2017

      Hi Ryna, I think that could work, just make sure they are well drained. I would thaw and then let them sit in a colander while prepping the rest of the recipe. Reply

  • September 1, 2017

    I like this site so much, saved to fav. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 1, 2017

      I’m glad to hear that! Reply

  • September 1, 2017

    This is my husband’s favorite dessert from your blog. Great recipe and so easy to follow! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 1, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Dina! Reply

  • 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

  • Julie
    February 27, 2015

    Hey Natasha, I was wondering if you have ever tried making the puff pastry yourself? Or come across such recipes? Wondering if their is a simple version of how to make it.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2015

      I’ve always just purchased it, but it is on my list to develop a recipe. I’ll definitely share it when I come up with something amazing 🙂 Reply

  • Lilia
    February 26, 2015

    “What are your favorite fruits or vegetables to stock in your pantry?”
    My favorite fruits are apples and pears. My favorite vegetable – are summer squash. Reply

  • Lana
    February 25, 2015

    Dried fruits like raisins, apricots and plums are a must in my pantry, also canned peas, beets and tomatoes, and a can of Del Monte pineapple just for my son 🙂 Reply

  • Rebecca
    February 25, 2015

    Peaches, pineapple, pears are my favorite fruit. Reply

  • Sara
    April 28, 2014

    PICKLES!! Canned peaches, pineapple, mandarins, hot peppers and banana peppers:) Reply

  • April 14, 2014

    I would be thrilled if you would hop over to my Easter/Passover Recipe Roundup and share this awesome recipe with us! You can find it here:http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2132. Hope to see you there! HUGS & Happy Easter! Reply

  • marie
    January 22, 2014

    Natasha, thanks for this amazing recipe, Question, Will this taste good eaten the next day, or would you say its better same day? I just dont want make it and have it be all soggy inside for the next day,
    Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 22, 2014

      It won’t get soggy. It will still taste great the next day 🙂 Reply

  • tatiana
    January 22, 2014

    hi! i have just made this danish. it turned out very tasty and beautiful. i adjusted the recipe for what i had at the moment but it still turned out incredible. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 22, 2014

      That’s fantastic!! I’m so glad you loved it 🙂 Reply

  • Sean
    January 8, 2014

    We keep canned corn handy because I make a ton of soups – veggie, turkey noodle, corn chowder etc. Reply

  • Melinda
    January 8, 2014

    canned tomato b/c we use it in chili and pasta dishes Reply

  • December 27, 2013

    Wow, that’s beautiful.

    I can’t pick just one fruit or vegetable. We always have canned fruit for my son’s lunches, and canned beans to make chili. Reply

  • Richard Lain
    December 22, 2013

    I try to make turnovers and danish style pastries for our friends and neighbors of our community – folks here particularly like apple and dark cherry for fillings (since a good many have a sugar intolerance I try to find lite or no extra sugar added). For pastries like this I sometimes like to put a small amount of crushed ginger snaps or cake crumbs on the pastry dough before adding the fruit (this tends to soak up any extra juice that the fruit releases and keeps the bottom flakey). Thanks for the neat recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 22, 2013

      Thanks so much for sharing your tip! Oh goodness dark cherry filling sounds incredible, but then so does apple! 🙂 Reply

  • Masha
    December 19, 2013

    Best things in the pantry: peas, tomatoes, and mushrooms Reply

  • Galina
    December 19, 2013

    canned tomatoes! Reply

  • Tina
    December 19, 2013

    the little canned mandarins…i snack on them through out the year even sometimes when I’ve got cravings during the regular mandarin season. That’s how much I like them:) Reply

  • Vita
    December 19, 2013

    I love to have pineapple in my pantry all the time. Even though I don’t even eat it that much lol. Reply

  • Lana Berezyuk
    December 18, 2013

    Oh I love have canned beans, corn, tomatoes, peaches and pears in my pantry. Anytime I need to make a quick hearty meal, canned veggies is the way to go!! This Danish recipe looks amazing, gotta try it soon! Thx Reply

  • ilona
    December 18, 2013

    Our favorite are canned pineapples and canned pears. My 2 year old daughter loves canned mandarins as well. I myself love Russian canned tomatoes and pickles and stock up on those always, especially now while pregnant. Reply

  • Katie C.
    December 18, 2013

    I love Del Monte canned tomatoes! They are the best for making spaghetti sauce, and home made tomato soup. I also like their peaches with a side of cottage cheese, amazing! Reply

  • Julia
    December 18, 2013

    My favorite fruits and vegetables to stock in my pantry are homemade canned apricots, and canned tomatoes. Also, we always have lots of canned beans, it’s perfect to throw into a crock pot and make good chili! 🙂 Reply

  • Larisa
    December 18, 2013

    I try to keep my pantry pretty stacked up with with big variety of fruits and mostly veggys, got planty of olives and corn, it goes really fast at my house kids love them like snacks and of course baby pickles and sliced peaches! Reply

  • Vita
    December 18, 2013

    I always like to keep canned peaches and sour cherries. 🙂 Reply

  • kalinchuk
    December 18, 2013

    Made this today! So good! I always keep canned peaches in the cabinet! Reply

  • Irina
    December 18, 2013

    Love this puff pastry recepe. I made this few times already. Love it. Reply

  • Luba
    December 18, 2013

    We have canned peaches and canned cherries for deserts. Reply

  • Angela Y
    December 18, 2013

    We always have spinach for smoothies and green beans, cuz the kids love them. As for fruits, apples, raspberries and strawberries are our favorites. Reply

  • Julia
    December 18, 2013

    I always have canned cherries stocked up, love to use them when making a cheesecake to put on top 🙂 Reply

  • Luba
    December 18, 2013

    My favorite veggies to stock up on is mushrooms , green beans, sweet potatoe .. fruits: apples , oranges .. Reply

  • Svetlana
    December 18, 2013

    Onions if I have onions everything is possible. Reply

  • Alesya
    December 18, 2013

    I absolutely always have canned diced tomatoes. I also like to keep pineapple, beans, and corn! Reply

  • Irene
    December 18, 2013

    Thank you so much for the recipes, I visit your blog at least everyasaswe other day and love it. My favorite fruit is pineapple and cherries and tomatoes for veggies as well. Reply

  • julie
    December 18, 2013

    My fav is peaches and cherry.

    I dont have a twitter. Reply

  • zhanna
    December 18, 2013

    I always have pickles in my pantry, because of my kids))) Reply

  • Szu-Wei
    December 18, 2013

    We love to use peach and pineapple! So yummy! Reply

  • melissa
    December 18, 2013

    I like to have many different berries, grapes, apples, oranges, tomatoes, onions, garlic, zucchini and cucumber. I’m sure there are others I just can’t think of them lol. Reply

  • Elena
    December 18, 2013

    I always have canned kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and pears. Reply

  • Tatyana
    December 18, 2013

    Love canned foods to have in my pantry because they last long.My favorite is orange-mandarin and peaches,using them for baking or snack all the time. Reply

  • Joan
    December 18, 2013

    I never get tired of canned green beans and canned refried beans. Otherwise the stuff like corn and tomatoes for taco soup. 🙂 Reply

  • agnes
    December 18, 2013

    definitely peaches!! Reply

  • Natallia Bosari
    December 18, 2013

    ALWAYS have canned beets, canned peas and tomatoes, artichoke hearts for those spinach and artichoke dips that my hubby can eat by gallons lol…..And apple sauce, a big jar of that for my picky eater who wont try real apples…. Reply

  • Yana L
    December 18, 2013

    I love canned marinated beets, they are full of flavor and most important healthy nutritions. For fruits we love canned cherries and pears !!!!!!!! Reply

  • Katie mironichenko
    December 18, 2013

    Canned cherries and peaches… Use both for baking! Reply

  • Maia
    December 18, 2013

    Berries and pineapples! Reply

  • Karolina Vasylev
    December 18, 2013

    My favorites are tomatoes onions and carrots a well as mangos Reply

  • Tabathia B
    December 18, 2013
  • Tabathia B
    December 18, 2013

    Pineapples and peas

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com Reply

  • Thomas Murphy
    December 18, 2013

    I like to stock up on canned corn. Reply

  • Liana
    December 18, 2013

    We store tomatoes and pickles 🙂 Reply

  • Betty C
    December 18, 2013

    I keep tomatoes, a variety of beans as well as my favorite fruits. Actually I think I have at least one of every variety. Reply

  • December 18, 2013

    We always stock lingonberries for when hubby makes his “famous” Swedish pancakes! mmmmm Reply

  • Amanda Sakovitz
    December 18, 2013

    I love to stock canned peaches Reply

  • kristina
    December 17, 2013

    apples and potatoes (: Reply

  • Debbie B
    December 17, 2013

    i keep canned corn, green beans, tomatoes and peaches stocked in my pantry! Reply

  • ewhatley
    December 17, 2013

    I always have canned peaches and canned green beans in my pantry. Reply

  • Erica Best
    December 17, 2013

    i love having corn and pears Reply

  • December 17, 2013

    I keep pineapple packed in juice in the pantry to use for smoothies. Reply

  • Ang Kripplebauer
    December 16, 2013

    Peaches, Pears and tomatoes are always in the pantry. Reply

  • Kerry
    December 16, 2013

    I usually have corn and green beans available in our pantry. Reply

  • Tavita
    December 16, 2013

    Everyone that has come to my house told me I have the biggest pantry… I can’t name everything but I’ll do my best…. To the left is a big tall self with canned meats, canned fruits, canned mushrooms, my amazing Ninja Blender, my honey( we have bees for honey), glass jars for canning, flour, sugar, couple giant bowls for salads ect., rice, powdered sugar, bread maker machine, snacks, organic white and brown rice, Mac and cheese, chicken soup, spaghetti….. On the end of the pantry is my parriot with his cage and on the right cabinets with pots, waffle makers, toaster, ninja extra supplies… There’s a minny graniet counter with a cookie jar and above that is cabinets with shoe polish, glue and craft supplies the other cabbinet is with napkins, towles and the last cabinet is with extra china I hope this made sense I tried the best to explain. Reply

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