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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
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

  • 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.
  • Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and heavy cream until smooth.
  • 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.
  • Cut slits on each side of your pastry, pointed upwards diagonally, in ½ inch increments.
  • 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.
  • Brush with butter, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden and fluffy.
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy.