Cheese Heart Danishes

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Get ready to celebrate love with these adorable cheese heart danishes! They’re super easy to make using puff pastry and they’re the perfect idea for a cozy Valentine’s Day brunch at home!

Let’s spread some love with these cute and simple cheese danishes shaped like hearts! Whip them up for breakfast and enjoy them with a cup of coffee or tea on Valentine’s Day – I guarantee they’ll be a huge hit.

Cheese Heart Danishes

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert


**Cheese Filling:**

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of half a lemon optional

**Egg Wash:**

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk


  • 2 puff pastry sheets
  • Diced strawberries or fruit of choice
  • Granulated white sugar
  • Powdered sugar


**Make the Cheese Filling:**

  • Combine the softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, egg yolk, and optional lemon zest in a bowl. Set aside in the fridge.

**Make the Egg Wash:**

  • Whisk together the egg and whole milk, and set it aside.

**Make the Danish:**

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Roll out 2 sheets of puff pastry and cut out large hearts, as many as you can.
  • Using a knife or a smaller heart cutter, make an indentation slightly smaller than the big heart cut out all around, but do not cut all the way through. This step will help the puff pastry rise appropriately.
  • Brush the edges of each heart with the egg wash.
  • Add the cheese filling to the center and spread it just to the edges of the smaller heart.
  • Top it off with the fruit and sprinkle some granulated sugar around the edges.
  • Pop them in the oven and bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until they’re beautifully golden.
  • Allow them to cool, then dust with powdered sugar on top, and they’re ready to enjoy!

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