Cranberry Sauce Cheese Danishes

Cranberry Sauce Cheese Danishes

The best way to use leftover cranberry sauce!
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  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough
  • 8 ounces soft cream cheese spread
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Vanilla Icing

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tablespoon orange juice (add 1/4 teaspoon at a time if you need to thin the glaze)
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest


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

Slice the puff pastry into 8 equal rectangles.  Score the puff pastry with a paring knife to leave a 1/4” border for each rectangle.  Poke the center of the pastry with a fork.  Set in the fridge while you prep the rest.

In a large bowl mix the softened cream cheese with the sugar and vanilla.  Scoop 1-2 heaping tablespoons of mixture onto puff pastry.  Gently spread it with the back of a spoon making sure to not touch the edges.

Top with 1-2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce on top of the cream cheese mixture.  Gently spread.  Bake for 18 minutes.

Make the glaze:  in a medium bowl whisk the powdered sugar, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla.  Drizzle over the baked pastries.