How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Combine cream cheese, Ricotta, zest, vanilla, salt and 1 tbsp sugar and mix until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl combine apples, 1 tbsp sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice and toss to coat.
  • If pastry is folded, carefully unfold. Sprinkle a piece of parchment with flour and carefully transfer pastry to paper. (If your puff pastry is a circle, cut into a rectangle. Mine was from Trader Joe's and came as a square.)
  • Slice off the top corners of the pastry sheet. Slice 1-inch strips into either side of the dough, leaving the center uncut. Do your best to cut the same length into each side. I had about 7 strips per side.
  • Spread cheese mixture evenly down the center (uncut) part of the pastry. Top with apple slices.
  • Braid the pastry by folding the strips over the filling, alternating sides, until you've worked your way down. Trim off any leftover strips or extra dough with your knife.
  • Transfer parchment to baking sheet and top with egg wash. Bake for about 20 minutes or until puffed up and golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar and milk and mix until smooth. Add more milk or sugar to reach desired consistency, should coat the back of a spoon. Drizzle top of danish and let set before serving.

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  • NPMarie 7 years ago
    Such a wonderful post, great pic, looks delish:)
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  • icecreamuffin 7 years ago
    Gorgeous...I can never pass up a cheese danish! This is going on my to-do list :) Thanks for sharing!
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  • gkwillow 7 years ago
    I don't think I would EVER be able to "braid" that and get it to look as nice as yours...altho I'm sure I would be just as happy to eat it no matter how it looked :)
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  • essentialingredients 7 years ago
    Don't you just love the Cozy Kitchen blog? I had this recipe saved to try as well! Your's looks absolutely fabulous! :)
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  • kcmm 7 years ago
    I have to make this, and I will let you know how it comes out!!!! Because it looks great , thanks for the post!!!
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  • mrpiggy 7 years ago
    You sure are on a roll here with all these great looking recipes. Thanks for sharing. This looks awesome..
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  • ttaaccoo 7 years ago
    What kind of puff pastry do you use? I bought some in Canada and it was AWFUL. pleez advize. grazi

    ps. this is a mouthwatering picture!
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  • wynnebaer 7 years ago
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  • Good4U 7 years ago
    Beautiful! Yummy! Bravo!
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  • chuckieb 7 years ago
    Wowser....just gorgeous!
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  • notyourmomma 7 years ago
    Wow!!! Amazing picture,too. Nice job.
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