Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

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Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12


Puff Pastry

  • 2 sheets of puff pastry

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

To Assemble

  • Berries jam, or fruits of your choice

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ cup coarse sugar

To Serve

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk


Prepare the Puff Pastry

  • Thaw the Puff Pastry: Let the pastry sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or microwave wrapped in paper towels for 15 seconds on each side until you can unfold it easily.
  • Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 375°F.

Make the Cream Cheese Filling

  • Mix Ingredients: Beat the cream cheese with the sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the egg yolk, lemon juice, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.

Assemble the Pastries

  • Cut the Pastry: Unfold each pastry sheet and cut each into 6 rectangles.
  • Prepare for Baking: Place the rectangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Score the Dough: Score a smaller rectangle in the center of each pastry without cutting all the way through.
  • Add the Filling: Spoon a couple of tablespoons of filling into the center. Top with berries, a teaspoon of jam, or leave plain.

Apply Egg Wash

  • Brush the Pastries: Whisk the egg and brush around the edges of the pastry. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.


  • Bake Pastries: Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and puffed. Avoid underbaking to ensure the center is fully cooked.
  • Cool Down: Let the pastries cool for about 10 to 15 minutes.


  • Mix Glaze: Combine the powdered sugar and milk until thick but runny. Adjust with more sugar or milk as needed. Keep the glaze covered to prevent it from hardening.
  • Apply Glaze: Drizzle the glaze over the pastries using a spoon, or simply sprinkle with powdered sugar if preferred.

Serve and Store

  • Serve Fresh: These pastries are best enjoyed fresh.
  • Reheat: Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheat in a toaster oven or at 350°F for 5 to 10 minutes.


  • Lemon Juice: Don’t skip the lemon juice—it enhances the tanginess and helps the filling set.
  • Lemon Zest: For a lemon-flavored filling, add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon zest.
  • Berries: Use small berries or chop larger ones like strawberries.
  • Make Ahead: You can assemble and freeze the pastries for later. Brush with egg wash just before baking.

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