Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites. Made with bite-sized Puff Pastry Cups, they’re so easy to make and so delightfully scrumptious, allowing for moderation, as well!

My sweet tooth sometimes gets ahold of me and won't let up until I satisfy that craving for whatever particular sweet treat I'm craving at the moment. I like to think I get it honest, per my grandmother, who had a mean sweet tooth. But let me tell you, moderation is key and plays a role in this recipe… Bite-sized treats are perfect when trying to satisfy a craving yet still not gorge oneself on sweet goodies from above. When I cooked this up, I knew I wanted something similar to a cheese danish. Shopping for ingredients led me to these itty bitty Puff Pastry Cups. Aren't they cute? They are awesome! I totally see cream puffs in our future with these bad boys.



These bite-sized morsels of creamy cheesecake-esque goodness are delightfully easy to make, and here's how.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites. Made with bite-sized Puff Pastry Cups, they’re so easy to make and so delightfully scrumptious, allowing for moderation, as well!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites. Made with bite-sized Puff Pastry Cups, they’re so easy to make and so delightfully scrumptious, allowing for moderation, as well!

First things first, bake the Puff Pastry Cups according to package directions. When done, after about 20 minutes, immediately remove from oven and press center of each cup down with the tip of a wooden spoon handle. Then fill each cup with a spoonful or dollop of the cream cheese filling you mixed up while they were baking. Bake again for about 15 minutes at a lower temp (exact instructions are in the printable recipe below).

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites. Made with bite-sized Puff Pastry Cups, they’re so easy to make and so delightfully scrumptious, allowing for moderation, as well!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites. Made with bite-sized Puff Pastry Cups, they’re so easy to make and so delightfully scrumptious, allowing for moderation, as well!

Once filling is set, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Then top with a small dollop of strawberry jam, and lace with a simple powdered sugar icing. Of course, store them in the fridge until ready to serve.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites. Made with bite-sized Puff Pastry Cups, they’re so easy to make and so delightfully scrumptious, allowing for moderation, as well!

They're so scrumptious! I love the mini size… It's the perfect amount of sweet to satisfy that craving yet not overdo. Moderation… 

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites. Made with bite-sized Puff Pastry Cups, they’re so easy to make and so delightfully scrumptious, allowing for moderation, as well!

Below you'll find the printable recipe. Enjoy!

Yield: 24

Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites

Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites. Made with bite-sized Puff Pastry Cups, they’re so easy to make and so delightfully scrumptious, allowing for moderation, as well!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Pastry Bites:

  • 1 pkg. Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups
  • 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Strawberry jam

Icing:

  • 1-2 tbsp. salted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp. heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Set Puff Pastry Cups on ungreased cookie sheet. Follow package directions, baking at 400° for about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg yolk 'til smooth and creamy.
  3. When done, remove Pastry Cups from oven and immediately press center of each cup down with tip of wooden spoon handle.
  4. Spoon cream cheese mixture into each cup, adding a small dollop in each.
  5. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until filling is set.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Top each danish with small dollop of strawberry jam.
  8. Mix icing ingredients together until smooth and creamy. It will have a thin consistency.
  9. Drizzle each pastry bite with icing.
  10. Store in fridge 'til ready to serve.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 63mg Carbohydrates: 12g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites. Made with bite-sized Puff Pastry Cups, they’re so easy to make and so delightfully scrumptious, allowing for moderation, as well!

13 thoughts on “Easy Strawberry Cheese Danish Pastry Bites”

  1. I’m making 48 of these for my church’s Women’s Luncheon this Sunday! Small problem…had to buy pastry sheets. How can I turn them into small cups?

    Reply
    • Millie, hmmm… You could maybe cut each sheet into small squares? They’ll still puff up, and you could still punch them down… It might not work quite as well, but I make whole fruit pizzas with pastry sheets all the time, so it may do just fine. Good luck!

      Reply
      • I am looking at doing these for Christmas brunch next week, if i got the sheets (my local grocery store doesn’t carry the cups) would it be better to put the tiny squares I cut into mini muffin tins to kinda keep them together while the bake?

        Reply

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