Sourdough Cherry-Cream Cheese Danishes

Oh these are sooooo sinful!!

Sourdough Cherry-Cream Cheese Danishes Cooling

Lately I’ve been thinking about what other pastries I can make with my laminated dough. I decided I’d try to make danishes.

The only difference in the dough is that I laminated with two letter folds as opposed to a book fold and a letter fold (9 layers of butter vs 12 for my croissants).

I cut my rolled out dough into 12 x 5” squares. These I cut/shaped last night and let rest in the fridge overnight.

Pastries shaped one going into fridge overnight

I didn’t prove these as long as I do my croissants which are rolled. I only put these in the proving bags on my counter for four hours.

Proved and ready for filling

I made a cream cheese filling (recipe below) and topped them with pie cherries. Egg washed. Baked them for 14 minutes at 385°F (convection). Glazed with apricot jam out of the oven. Let cool. Eat!!

These are a keeper!

I can branch off this method into all sorts of filling combos! I’m REALLY excited to try some different danishes in the near future!

Cream Cheese Filling Recipe

  • 8oz Cream Cheese (room temp)
  • 4T sugar
  • 1t Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4t Almond Extract
  • 4T Lemon Juice

Stir together all ingredients with a fork to get most of lumps out. Whisk smooth. Fill pastries with about a Tablespoon each.

Published by Jim Hayden

Enterprise Transformation Consultant by day; Baker by night! Learning all the time! Iterative and incremental improvement always!

2 thoughts on “Sourdough Cherry-Cream Cheese Danishes

  1. DROP THE MIKE! The photos, the process and description has us wishing we were in your kitchen! Who glazes an already incredible Danish with apricot jam?! “Baked by Bear does!
    Truly a marvel of Rock Star baking status!

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