Cream Cheese Danish

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Simple to make and easy for breakfast or dessert. These pastries have 83% less sugar* per serving compared to the full-sugar version of this recipe. Makes 8 servings.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving size: 1 bar (69)

Calories: 210

*Each pastry has 210 calories and 1 gram of sugar per serving as compared to 220 calories and 6 grams of sugar per serving in the full-sugar version. See nutrition table for additional information.


** Please remember to wash hands, utensils, equipment, and work surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after use of raw egg.


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • 2.

    In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, Truvia Sweet Complete Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener and egg yolk, by hand or electric mixer until smooth.

  • 3.

    Roll out puff pastry into a rough 12x12 square. Cut in half and then divide halves into 4 pieces to get 8 squares.

  • 4.

    Add cream cheese spread to center of each square, leaving a ½ inch border.

  • 5.

    With a fork, beat egg white and water in a small bowl.

  • 6.

    Brush on egg white mixture on the ½ in border edges on pastry.

  • 7.

    Bake for 15 minutes, edges will brown.

  • 8.

    Cool a few minutes, pastry will deflate where cream cheese is.

  • 9.

    Top with your choice of jam or fresh fruit (see suggestions below), serve immediately.

  • 10.

    Store in a sealable container.

Suggestions: will affect Nutritional information

  • Top your danish using different berries or fruit – strawberries, blueberries, apricot, raspberries, even kiwi or mango! Make sure to wash fruit before using.

  • Top your danish using fruit jam – mix jam in a bowl first prior to adding to pastry, so that you can easily spoon the jam onto each pastry. We recommend Truvia Strawberry Freezer Jam or other reduced sugar jam.

  • Drizzle your finished danishes with glaze, use the glaze recipe found in Truvia’s Glazed Lemon Bread Recipe

  • Add a tsp of Truvia Sweet Complete Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener to the egg whites.

  • Add a tsp of vanilla, rum or other extract to the cream cheese.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 135mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0.2mcg
Calcium 30mg
Iron 0.9mg
Potassium 60mg