Enjoy a delicious Orange Cheese Danish Pastry, a buttery, orange-glazed treat filled with orange-flavored cream cheese and ricotta. Recipe makes 2 pastries!
SERIOUSLY- Some mornings you just don’t want a nutritious, healthy breakfast. Period. I know that’s how it is for me some days…I want to eat a healthy breakfast, but… you know how it is. That’s how this recipe for Orange Cheese Danish Pastry came about.
You know how it is at times when you wake up and all you want is a humongous cup of steaming hot coffee and something sweet and “not so good for you”?
It was that way for me one morning, so I went on a search for something tasty that would rock my world (in a “breakfast-y” kind of way), and found this recipe.
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How This Orange Cheese Danish Pastry Is Made
I don’t have a lot of photos (sorry-my bad), but the process for making this delicious pastry is fairly simple. An orange-flavored cream cheese and ricotta cheese filling is mixed with other ingredients.
This creamy mixture is then spread down the middle of puff pastry sheets. The pastry dough is sliced and “decoratively draped over the filling in a cross-wise “weaving” sort of way.
The pastries (the recipe make TWO) are then baked until golden brown, and then glazed with an orange-flavored icing. Sliced almonds are also sprinkled over the top! Once the glaze firms up, this incredible tasting breakfast treat is ready to slice and EAT!
This orange cheese danish pastry is fairly easy to make, and is really tasty! Why not give it a try…I think you will be surprised at how delicious it is! Hope you enjoy this Orange Cheese Danish Pastry! Have a great day.
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Recipe adapted from: https://sites.google.com/site/thecomfortofcookingrecipes/orange-cheese-danish-pastry
Enjoy a delicious Orange Cheese Danish Pastry, a buttery, orange-glazed treat filled with orange-flavored cream cheese and ricotta. Recipe makes 2!
- 4 ounces ricotta cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 Tablespoons butter , softened
- 1 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry , thawed (1 lb.)
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar (powdered)
- 1 Tablespoon orange juice
- 2 Tablespoon sliced almonds (or you can use walnuts or pecans)(optional)
- Combine cheeses, sugar, egg, butter, flour, orange rind and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with a whisk, or an electric mixer on medium speed, until well blended.
- Carefully unfold the pastry sheet into a rectangle; place it on a baking sheet.
- With a sharp knife make 2-inch deep cuts at 1-inch intervals on the long sides of the pastry. Spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture down the center 3 inches of the pastry.
- Crisscross strips over the filling, alternating sides and bringing the strips all the way across the filling.
- Repeat process for the second pastry.
- Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven approximately 25 minutes or until the bottom of the pastry is golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
- While pastry is cooling down, sift confectioners sugar into the orange juice in a bowl. Mix until the icing is smooth.
- Drizzle the mixture over the pastries, then sprinkle with sliced almonds.
- Serve and Enjoy!
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This looks really yummy!!
Thanks, Joni! It was pretty easy, and tasted GREAT! I think lots of other flavors would be great in the pastry, as well. Gotta try more! Wouldn’t raspberry be delicious?