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Apple Cream Cheese Danish Braid

Apple Cream Cheese Danish Braid is a perfect way to use apples. For breakfast or dessert this makes a tasty delectable treat!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, breakfast, desserts, puff pastry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rob

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen puff pastry
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Melted butter (1-2 tbsp)

Instructions

  1. Cook apples, brown sugar, vanilla,and cinnamon in a saute pan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and heavy cream until smooth.

  3. Fold your puff pastry into thirds and then lay out flat on a baking sheet. If you made your own, cut into a large rectangle.

  4. Cut slits on each side of your pastry, pointed upwards diagonally, in ½ inch increments.

  5. Generously spread cheesecake mixture over the middle third, tuck in the top and bottom flap, and then “braid” up each pastry piece, alternating, until you get to the end.

  6. Brush with butter, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden and fluffy.

  7. Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy.