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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 8 servings
- 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
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.
Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2.2mg