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Lemon Cheesecake Danish

Cheesecake Danish is a pasty puff dessert that can be eaten for breakfast or as an evening treat. It’s filled with a sweet cheesecake filling that has hints of lemon flavor! This is such an easy recipe, it will be done under 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 8 oz Cream cheese Green Valley Lactose Cream Cheese
  • 4 Tbsp Organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 Lemon, lemon juice
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 17.3 Oz Box frozen puff pastry sheets Thawed over night in fridge
  • 1/4 cup Powder sugar
  • 1/4 cup Coarse sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Beat the whole egg with about 1 tbsp of water in a small bowl. Then Set aside. With the second egg, separate egg white from egg yolk.
  • In a medium bowl mix together egg yolk, cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  • Lay out the sheets of the puff pastry and cut each into 4 squares.
  • Fold the corners of the squares over by about 1 inch to make an octagon shape.
  • Brush the pastry puff with the egg wash.
  • Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the center of each puff pastry. (About 2 tablespoons). Sprinkle coarse sugar over pastry.
  • Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes and golden brown all over.
Keyword Breakfast Danish