Apple cream cheese pastries are easy to make baked puff pastry sheets, topped with a sweet cream cheese spread, apple pie filling, and vanilla icing!
Apple cream cheese pastries are easy to make baked puff pastry sheets, topped with a sweet cream cheese spread, apple pie filling, and vanilla icing!

A few years ago I made some puff pastry tarts that had a variety of flavored jams on top, and we really enjoyed them a LOT!

Last year I wanted to experiment a bit with my original recipe. I made a couple very slight changes to my original recipe for Fruit and Cheese Danish Pastry, and used some of my own home-canned apple pie filling, to create a NEW version!

A sweet friend of mine named Grace had knee replacement surgery just over a year ago, so I took dinner over to her home while she was recuperating. I also took her family some of these apple cream cheese pastries, for dessert (or a quick breakfast treat)!

The results turned out wonderful, and she told me they loved them, so now I am FINALLY getting the recipe for these dessert OR breakfast treats on the ol’ blog! Better late than never, right? They are fairly simply to make! Here’s how:

Make The Cream Cheese Filling

In a medium sized bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and milk (or half and half) together, using an electric mixer.

Mix the filling for 2-3 minutes, until mixture is very smooth and sugar has dissolved. Set this mixture aside, once spreadable.

Cream cheese filling in bowl, used for apple cream cheese pastries.

How To Prepare Pastry Dough For Apple Cream Cheese Pastries

Remove a sheet of puff pastry from the freezer, and let it thaw slightly (for about 15 minutes) before unfolding it. While the dough is thawing, preheat your oven to 400° F.

Once dough is slightly thawed, gently unfold it. Press the dough together where any line perforations may be, to form one large piece of dough.

Cut the pastry dough into 8 rectangles. Do this by cutting the dough in half, then cut each half in half. Finally, cut each of the 4 squares in half once again. You should end up with 8 equal sized rectangles. I use a pizza cutter for nice even cuts!

Cutting puff pastry dough to make individual apple cream cream cheese pastries.

Place the 8 rectangles of dough onto 2 parchment paper lined baking sheets. Place 4 pastries per baking sheet, and make sure to leave a couple inches between each pastry.

Scoring A Border On The Pastry Dough

Using a sharp knife, score a border all the way around each of the pastries, about half an inch from the outside edge. By cutting this border in the dough, the edges will rise up and hold the filling in better! Don’t forget to do this step! IMPORTANT: Make sure to NOT cut all the way through the dough to the bottom!

Evenly distribute the cream cheese filling into middle of each of the apple cream cheese pastries. Use a knife or small spatula to spread the filling over the dough, BUT STAY INSIDE THE BORDER!

Placing the cream cheese filling onto pastry dough, for apple cream cheese pastries.Cream cheese filling is placed onto puff pastry rectangles.

Place approx. 2 Tablespoons of apple pie filling onto the cream cheese filling. Gently spread the apple pie filling over the cream cheese, to cover most of  the apple cream cheese pastries!

Apple pie filling is placed on top of cream cheese on pastry.

Mix the egg yolk in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg yolk mixture around the outer border of each pastry. While the dough is still wet, lightly sprinkle the outer edge of the dough with a tiny bit of sugar.

Egg yolk is brushed onto edges of apple cream cheese pastries before baking.

Place the baking sheets into the preheated oven. Bake the apple cream cheese pastries at 400°F. for 13-14 minutes. The pastries should turn a beautiful golden brown, and be slightly crispy around the edges, and should have risen a bit, when done.

Remove the baking pans from the oven. Using a spatula, carefully transfer the apple cream cheese pastries to a wire rack, to cool.

Apple cream cheese pastries are baked, then cool on a wire rack.

While the pastries are cooling, mix powdered sugar, water, and vanilla for icing in a small bowl.

TIP: If icing is too thick to drizzle, add a few more drops of water. Too thin? Add more powdered sugar.

Powdered sugar glaze is prepared, to drizzle on top of apple cream cheese pastries.

Once the apple cream cheese pastries are completely cool, use a spoon and drizzle the glazed over the pastries from side to side.

TIP: Cleanup is really easy if you put a piece of plastic wrap, foil, parchment or wax paper UNDER the wire rack before doing this step! It will catch any drips!

Apple cream cheese pastries are drizzled with powdered sugar glaze.

Close up photo of apple cream cheese pastries with glaze, on wire rack.

Let the pastries sit while the icing firms up, then the apple cream cheese pastries are ready to be served!

Apple cream cheese pastries, on red platter, ready to serve!

I sincerely hope you will consider trying this recipe! The pastries are REALLY GOOD! Have a blessed day, friends. Make it a GREAT one!

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Apple Cream Cheese Pastries
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
38 mins
 
Apple cream cheese pastries are easy to make baked puff pastry sheets, topped with a sweet cream cheese spread, apple pie filling, and vanilla icing!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cream cheese pastries
Servings: 8 pastries
Calories Per Serving: 318 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Pastries:
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 4 ounces cream cheese , room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk , or half and half
  • 16 Tablespoons canned apple pie filling , approx. 2 T. per pastry
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 8 teaspoons granulated sugar
For Icing Drizzle:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar (powdered)
  • 2 Tablespoons water , or more (to thin)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and milk (or half and half) together, using an electric mixer. Mix filling for 2-3 minutes, until mixture is very smooth and sugar has dissolved. Set mixture aside, once spreadable.

  2. Remove a sheet of puff pastry from freezer, and let it thaw slightly (for about 15 minutes) before unfolding it. While dough thaws, preheat oven to 400° F. Once dough is slightly thawed, gently unfold it. Press dough together where any line perforations may be, to form one large piece. Cut pastry dough into 8 rectangles. Do this by cutting dough in half, then cut each half in half. Finally, cut each of the 4 squares in half once again. You should end up with 8 equal sized rectangles. I use a pizza cutter for nice even cuts!

  3. Place the 8 rectangles of dough onto 2 parchment paper lined baking sheets. Place 4 pastries per baking sheet, and make sure to leave a couple inches between each pastry. Using a sharp knife, score a border all the way around each of the pastries, about half an inch from the outside edge. By cutting this border in the dough, the edges will rise up and hold the filling in better! Don't forget to do this step! IMPORTANT: Make sure to NOT cut all the way through the dough to the bottom! Evenly distribute the cream cheese filling into middle of each of the apple cream cheese pastries. Use a knife or small spatula to spread the filling over the dough, BUT STAY INSIDE THE BORDER!

  4. Place approx. 2 Tablespoons of apple pie filling onto cream cheese filling. Gently spread apple pie filling over cream cheese, to cover most of  the  pastries! Mix the egg yolk in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush egg yolk mixture around the outer border of each pastry. While dough is still wet, lightly sprinkle the outer edge of the dough with a tiny bit of sugar.

  5. Place baking sheets into preheated oven. Bake pastries at 400°F. for 13-14 minutes. The pastries should turn a beautiful golden brown, and be slightly crispy around the edges, and should have risen a bit, when done. Remove baking pans from oven. Using a spatula, carefully transfer pastries to a wire rack, to cool.

  6. While the pastries are cooling, mix powdered sugar, water, and vanilla for icing in a small bowl. TIP: If icing is too thick to drizzle, add a few more drops of water. Too thin? Add more powdered sugar. Once pastries are completely cool, use a spoon and drizzle the glazed over pastries from side to side. TIP: Cleanup is really easy if you put a piece of plastic wrap, foil, parchment or wax paper UNDER the wire rack before doing this step! Let pastries sit while icing firms up, then the pastries are ready to be served!

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cream Cheese Pastries
Amount Per Serving (1 pastry)
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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