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Mini Cranberry Cheese Danishes

These bite-sized Danishes taste amazing and are perfectly-sized for a single serving.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks room temperature; reserve some of the egg whites to brush on top of the pastry
  • 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons cranberry jam I used my homemade cranberry jam. You could also use any other flavor of jam that you like.
  • 12 ounces puff pastry This is most of a store-bought box. Use any leftovers to make croissants filled with chocolate!


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Slowly mix in the egg yolks, ricotta, vanilla, and jam until just combined.
  • Prepare the danishes as shown below.
  • Brush the tops with egg whites.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until they are puffed and just starting to brown.
  • Serve hot!



Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg