Cheese Heart Danishes

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These Cheese Heart Danishes are a must for Valentine’s Day! They’re quick to whip up, taking just about 30 minutes, and they’re filled with a creamy cheese filling and topped with fresh strawberries. Plus, they’re crispy, flaky, and beautifully golden brown!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Easy to make in just about 30 minutes.
  • They’re wonderfully crispy, flaky, and golden brown.
  • Perfect for treating your loved ones on Valentine’s Day.
  • Great for potlucks, work parties, or just spoiling your sweetheart.
  • These danishes are filled with a sweet cream cheese filling and juicy strawberries.
  • They taste just like homemade toaster strudels!
  • Customize them with your favorite fresh fruits like blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries.
  • Get that bakery-style taste right at home.
  • They make a lovely homemade DIY gift box for Valentine’s Day.

Tips And Tricks:

  • Soften cream cheese by leaving it at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • No electric mixer? No problem! You can mix the filling by hand, but be ready for a good arm workout! It might take 5-10 minutes.
  • Switch up your danishes with different fresh fruits for variety.
  • Use the leftover puff pastry to make cute heart cutouts or roll it out for more hearts.
  • Score the hearts before baking to keep the cream cheese filling centered and prevent spills.
  • After baking, give them a dusting of powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I use dairy-free cream cheese? Absolutely!
  • Can I skip the egg and use a flax egg? Yes, but keep in mind it might change the texture slightly.
  • Can I make the filling ahead of time? Yes, you can!

Cheese Heart Danishes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8


  • 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 8 ounces of lite or regular cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Egg wash
  • 1 cup diced strawberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix softened cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Roll out the thawed puff pastry and cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter.
  • Use a knife to score around the edges of each heart.
  • Place the hearts on the baking sheet and fill each one with the cream cheese filling, then top with diced strawberries.
  • Brush the edges with egg wash and bake for 23-25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Dust with powdered sugar if desired and enjoy warm or at room temperature.


  • Soften cream cheese for easier mixing.
  • You can mix the filling by hand if you don’t have an electric mixer.
  • Customize with your favorite fruits.
  • Use leftover pastry to make more hearts or cute cutouts.
  • Score the hearts before baking to keep the filling in place.
  • Add a sprinkle of powdered sugar after baking for extra sweetness.

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