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20 Minute Pear Chocolate Cream Cheese Danish -

Pear Chocolate Cream Cheese Danishes

  • Author: Country Cleaver
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Danish


20 Minute Pear Chocolate Cream Cheese Danishes celebrate the most under celebrated fruit of fall – the pear! Slightly sweet and utterly delicious sprinkled with chocolate, these are great for breakfast or for dessert!


  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Pear, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips, or chocolate chunks
  • 1 Egg, whisked
  • 3 Tbsp Water
  • Powdered Sugar – for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
  2. On a lightly floured surface roll out thawed puff pastry into a 12×9″ rectangle. Cut in half lengthwise, and then cut each piece into four smaller rectangles – yielding 8 total danish rectangles.
  3. With a knife, score ½” border around the edge of each piece of puff pastry. Use a fork to make five or six pricks into the dough within the border of each piece. This will help keep the middle of each piece from rising.
  4. In a bowl, stir together softened cream cheese, sugar, and almond extract. Spoon about 2-3 heaping tablespoons of mixture into the middle of each piece of dough and spread around evenly, ensuring the mix stays within the borders.
  5. Into the middle of the cream cheese, add sliced pear and chocolate chips and press down into the cream cheese lightly so they set in place.
  6. In a small dish or cup, whisk together the egg and water. Using a pastry brush – brush the edges of the puff pastry with the mixture. This will help the edges turn golden brown and crispy.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown, on the middle rack and rotate the baking sheet half way through baking.
  8. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or room temperature. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Keywords: Pear, Chocolate, Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, Easy, Recipe