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5 Ingredient Chocolate Almond Cheese Danish


Chocolate Almond Cheese DanishThis Valentine’s Day dessert recipe is over-the-top good and it’s SO easy.  Getting complemented on it makes me feel like I cheated.  It’s a puff pastry cheese danish with the additions of almond paste and melted dark chocolate – flaky, chocolatey, and oh-so-decadent!

A breakfast-in-bed of this chocolate almond cheese danish and a cup of coffee or hot cocoa (and your special someone) would be a great way to start off Valentine’s Day.  The danish could also be a wonderful finish to an intimate dinner.

Chocolate Almond Cheese Danish

I developed this danish recipe for Solo Foods using their almond paste.  I’ve found that almond paste adds such a sophisticated flavor to any baked good.  Here, when mixed with cream cheese, it almost tastes like almond cheesecake!

How to Create a Puff Pastry Braid

Chocolate Almond Cheese Danish

To create the braided danish look, start with a 1/4″ thick piece of puff pastry – roughly 8″ x 16″.  (Though it’s expensive, I’m highly partial to the Dufour brand – the ingredients are the same that I use if I make puff pastry from scratch.)  Cut one inch wide strips on both sides of the dough rectangle going 1/3 of the way into the center, as shown above.

Chocolate Almond Cheese Danish

Spread the filling and chocolate chips down the middle and, alternating sides, fold the strips on an angle over the fillings.  Cut off any extra strips at the end.

It’s not a real braid, but it creates the illusion of one.

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Chocolate Almond Cheese Danish

This is a puff pastry cheese danish with the additions of almond paste and melted dark chocolate - flaky, chocolatey, and oh-so-decadent!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese danish recipe, chocolate almond danish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 587kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces almond paste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces puff pastry thawed
  • a handful of fresh sliced strawberries optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Use the paddle attachment of a stand mixer to break the almond paste up until smooth.
  • Mix in cream cheese until fully combined.
  • Mix in egg yolks, one at a time, until incorporated.
  • To create the braided danish look, roll puff pastry to a 1/4" thick, roughly 8" x 16" rectangle.
  • Cut one inch wide strips on both sides of the dough rectangle going 1/3 of the way into the center.
  • Spread almond paste mixture along the center of the rectangle.
  • Top filling with 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips.
  • Alternating sides, fold the strips on an angle over the fillings. Cut off any extra strips at the end.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the puff pastry is nicely browned throughout.
  • Melt the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler.
  • Drizzle over the danish.
  • Optionally, place cut strawberries over the melted chocolate.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Almond Cheese Danish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 587 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 197mg8%
Potassium 286mg8%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Another Super Easy Valentine’s Day Idea

These Valentine’s Day cupcakes are so quick and easy to make; you just need ten minutes total.  Hint: The microwave is involved.

Perfect breakfast-in-bed! Try this chocolate almond cheese danish recipe together with a cup of coffee or tea and it will surely make your partner fall in love with you again. This would be a great way to start your day perfect ahead!
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4 comments on “5 Ingredient Chocolate Almond Cheese Danish”

  1. Mandysays:

    Can I make this the night before, refrigerate and bake it off in the morning?

  2. Rodasays:

    Can i use marzipan instead of almond paste? I cant find almond paste in our supermarket.

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