Peach Cream Cheese Braided Danish Video Recipe
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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.
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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
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.
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
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
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
- Coarse sugar, I used raw sugar
- Glaze: 1/3 cup Powdered sugar mixed with 1/2 Tbsp Milk
Preheat Your Oven to 400°F.
Making your Fillings:
Place cream cheese and sugar in a bowl and beat on low speed until smooth
Add egg yolk, vanilla, salt and lemon juice and continue mixing just until well blended. Set aside.
Slice the DelMonte peaches into 1/4" thick slices.
Prepping the Pastry and Assembly:
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.
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.
Spread peach slices evenly over the cream cheese.
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.
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.
Once the braided danish is cooled to room temp, mix 1/3 powdered sugar with 1/2 Tbsp milk and drizzle over the pastry.
Thank you very much for this absolutely amazing and delicious recipe! It’s also easy to bake and my family love it!
You’re welcome, Tanya and that’s great!
hmmm, my top got brown way before the rest of the pastry was cooked thru. i had it on 400 degrees and usually my oven is cool. fortunately i only did half recipe cause most of the pastry was barely cooked. i’m a little surprised 😯 there’s didn’t have this issue. i haven’t been having trouble that i know how of with my oven
I’m sorry to hear that, Bonnie. I do not have that issue with this recipe. Did you make any substitutions to the recipe? If not, it could be the oven and I recommend getting and using an internal oven thermometer . You may need to make adjustments to the oven temperature if this is the cause.
Hi, Natasha! This turned out wonderful! How do you store the Peach Danish? I covered it with aluminum foil and left it sitting out overnight. I hope I didn’t spoil the cream cheese!
Hi Diamari, It should be ok overnight, but if kept longer than that, I would refrigerate.
I always make this recipe whenever I need a quick and delicious dessert.
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Irina!
i have not tried this yet, but would love to see a single danish version the round ones…. with cream cheese…on top only .
Hi Viktoria, check out our Cream Cheese Danish recipe here which sounds like what you are looking for.
What an awesome dessert !
I will say I have made some substitutions a few times . I have done blueberry, mixed berry, cherry using either fresh or frozen fruit . We also can our own peaches so of course I use those until they are gone. Super glad that I can do that . Love your recipes !(even did apple without the cream cheese)
Hello Kathy, glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for sharing your great feedback with us.
Pls show as to how to make this pastry pls.
Hi Boteju, thank you for that suggestion! We do have images and the description in our recipe post.
I am in the middle of making this and I have to say I do not know how the rest of the population bakes puff pastry. I always have to bake mine on a rack over a cookie sheet to get the bottom to cook. I had peaches to use up and I love your whole blog so I thought to try this. It’s way to gooey to bake on a rack so I followed your directions.After it cooled enough for me to flip over. YEP! Completely RAW I put it back in the oven upside down . I wish I had saved some egg wash for the bottom .
Hi Gail, that’s interesting! I haven’t had that happen! Are you using a shallow pan? Also, I would check to make sure your oven is calibrated to the correct temperature.
I made this even easier. While I was at the store buying the puff pastry I just bought danishes and cut out all the filling and baking nonsense.
That’s a good one too especially if you’re in a hurry.
How many ounces of peaches would I use if I were to use fresh peaches? I know a can has all that juice in it. Thanks for your great recipes! I have enjoyed trying many of them!
Hi Gina, I haven’t tried it with fresh but that should work. Here is what one of our readers wrote “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!” I hope that helps.
Thanks! I ended up using about 1 1/2 giant peaches from my tree. They were a bit too juicy but it still came out delicious. The kids can’t decide if this is their favorite breakfast treat or your almond croissants!
This looks amazing! Can I make this ahead of time and bake it off Christmas morning? Thanks so much!
Hi Becky, I haven’t tested it that way but I think it could work to assemble it the night before then refrigerate and bake on Christmas morning. Let me know how you like it and Merry Christmas!
Hi Natasha! It worked! My family loved it! A new Christmas favorite! Merry Christmas and God Bless!
That’s so great, Becky!! Merry Christmas!!
It was surprisingly easy to make and tasted wonderful. Definitely a repeat recipe.
I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Thanks for the great review, Emma!
Hello Natasha, what do you think, would it be ok to make a few pastries and freeze it? Or will it be soggy and gross after the freezer?
Hi Inessa, I think the peaches might turn an ugly color and you would lose the flakiness of the crust. I think these are best served fresh or at room temperature.
Made this many times. LOVE it. So so good. Thank you for the recipe.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Made it. Loved it! Totally didn’t do it right so it came apart in the oven but it was delicious!! Next time I’ll make sure to not overstuff it and share pictures :D.
I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe! It is easy to overload the pastry, it’s just that good. Thanks for sharing your great review Farhana!
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!
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 🙂
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.
I’m glad you enjoy the recipe as much as I do! Thanks for sharing your great review Tatyana!
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.
I’m happy to hear that everyone enjoys this recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Olya!
Can this be made with frozen/thawed peaches?
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.
I like this site so much, saved to fav.
I’m glad to hear that!
This is my husband’s favorite dessert from your blog. Great recipe and so easy to follow!
I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Dina!
Hi Natasha today I decided to make it. I’m super excited since it seems so easy thanks for awesome recipe
You’re welcome Vicki! Please let me know what you think of the recipe!
Can you use something else instead of powder sugar for glaze? I’m out of powder sugar and want to make this.
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.
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.
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.☺
Elizabeth, thank you for such a sweet comment, blessings to you and your family as well 😁.
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!
Lilly, thank you for such a sweet comment, It means so much to me 😊.
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 =)
Mmmm strawberries sounds nice! Let me know how it works out if you try strawberries 🙂
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 =)
Thank you so much for sharing you awesome idea! I am definitely going to try that! I just printed your comment as a reminder 🙂
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.
Monica, thank you for the great review, I’m glad you liked it. Blessings to you and your family in 2016 😁.
Can i make is with fresh apples not peaches?
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.
Not much of a baker, but this turned out so good! And it’s so easy to make 🙂 thank you for the recipe
Vikki, thank you for the great review, reading your comment is making me hungry for some peach danish :D.
Hi Natasha! Can I make this with fresh peaches????
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 🙂
I love canned peaches cold from the fridge.
mmmm me too!
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..
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 🙂
“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.
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 🙂
Peaches, pineapple, pears are my favorite fruit.
PICKLES!! Canned peaches, pineapple, mandarins, hot peppers and banana peppers:)
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!
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,
It won’t get soggy. It will still taste great the next day 🙂
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.
That’s fantastic!! I’m so glad you loved it 🙂
We keep canned corn handy because I make a ton of soups – veggie, turkey noodle, corn chowder etc.
canned tomato b/c we use it in chili and pasta dishes
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.
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.
Thanks so much for sharing your tip! Oh goodness dark cherry filling sounds incredible, but then so does apple! 🙂
Best things in the pantry: peas, tomatoes, and mushrooms
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:)
I love to have pineapple in my pantry all the time. Even though I don’t even eat it that much lol.
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
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.
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!
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! 🙂
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!
I always like to keep canned peaches and sour cherries. 🙂
Made this today! So good! I always keep canned peaches in the cabinet!
Love this puff pastry recepe. I made this few times already. Love it.
We have canned peaches and canned cherries for deserts.
We always have spinach for smoothies and green beans, cuz the kids love them. As for fruits, apples, raspberries and strawberries are our favorites.
I always have canned cherries stocked up, love to use them when making a cheesecake to put on top 🙂
My favorite veggies to stock up on is mushrooms , green beans, sweet potatoe .. fruits: apples , oranges ..
Onions if I have onions everything is possible.
I absolutely always have canned diced tomatoes. I also like to keep pineapple, beans, and corn!
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.
My fav is peaches and cherry.
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I always have pickles in my pantry, because of my kids)))
We love to use peach and pineapple! So yummy!
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.
I always have canned kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and pears.
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.
I never get tired of canned green beans and canned refried beans. Otherwise the stuff like corn and tomatoes for taco soup. 🙂
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….
I love canned marinated beets, they are full of flavor and most important healthy nutritions. For fruits we love canned cherries and pears !!!!!!!!
Canned cherries and peaches… Use both for baking!
Berries and pineapples!
My favorites are tomatoes onions and carrots a well as mangos
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I like to stock up on canned corn.
We store tomatoes and pickles 🙂
I keep tomatoes, a variety of beans as well as my favorite fruits. Actually I think I have at least one of every variety.
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We always stock lingonberries for when hubby makes his “famous” Swedish pancakes! mmmmm
I love to stock canned peaches
apples and potatoes (:
i keep canned corn, green beans, tomatoes and peaches stocked in my pantry!
I always have canned peaches and canned green beans in my pantry.
i love having corn and pears
I keep pineapple packed in juice in the pantry to use for smoothies.
Peaches, Pears and tomatoes are always in the pantry.
I usually have corn and green beans available in our pantry.
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.
I keep my cabinets full of canned peaches and mandarin oranges.
I have made this today. It is really lovely. I had tvaroh in the fridge so I used it instead of cream cheese. I also made your crossants with almonds and they were also great. I made both with puff pastry. I even filled rest of the pastry with popy seeds mixture from your recipe but i added rum and cinamon. Thank you for the inspiration! All the best!
I like peaches.
I love blueberries and Cherries the best especially for my cheesecake topping.
My favorite canned fruit to have in my pantry is peaches!!
This is really yummy!!! Just made it! It’s so easy to make it. Thanks!
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truly enjoy watching your video. 🙂 MY fruits or vegetables to stock in my pantry are peaches and corns. I can’t wait to make your fancy and easy danish! 😉
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Pantry must have – canned mandarins 🙂
I always have corn, mandarins oranges , and tomatoes/tomatoe sauce
This looks delicious! We have a big pantry full of canned vegies and fruits: peaches, dark cherries, canned blueberries; corn, tomatoes, beans, pickles…lots of them, and so much more.
tomatoes and pineapple
I usually have canned cherries for baking and canned peaches for snacking 🙂
I always have a box of Del monte canned pears in my pantry. I buy the cans packed in 100% fruit juice from Costco so I can have a sweet treat without all the sugar. I just drain the can and grab a fork! It’s so easy, convenient and tasty 🙂
Peaches, mandarins,corn definitely have alot of that: ) and many many cans of mom’s canned cucumbers and tomatoes!!
My favorite fruits that I keep in the pantry is canned pineapple!!! Yum
Hmm…definitely pineapple and onion. Pineapple and purple onion pizza…yummmm. I use these two in so many recipes!
I love canned cherries, to eat and to bake with, also have some homemade canned tomatoes from our garden. 🙂
Hi Natasha, loved this danish. I made two of them at once. Just doubled the ingredients. Thank You!!!
I think two would be better 😉 I’m so glad you loved it 🙂
Natasha this looks so amazing. Where do you buy puff pastry? What kind do you use? I saw few different ones at the store.
-I buy the pepperidge farms brand of puff pastry. – Natasha 🙂
I love to have peaches for cheese cake and dark cherries from trader joe in my pantry. As far as veggies, I prefer fresh but do have corn once in a while.
do you think i could use cherry pie filling for this??
Yes!! Someone else on the web (you’ll see a link at the very bottom under all the comments) just made this with something similar to cherry pie filling with good results! 🙂