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Strawberry Cheese Danish Recipe
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5 from 34 votes

Strawberry Cheese Danish

This simple danish recipe is full of flavor and taste. It's one of my favorite flavors!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: bread, Easy Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 849kcal



  • 1 cup warm whole milk
  • 1 packet, yeast (2 1⁄2 tsp)
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons room temperature butter 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Strawberry Preserves

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 1.5 blogs cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  • cup all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter


  • Warm the milk, add yeast and sugar. Stir and let sit for ten minutes.
  • Add the egg yolks, flour, salt and butter to the mixing dough.
  • After 10 mins add the yeast mixture and mix on medium speed for 15 mins.
  • Carefully remove the dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead the dough just a little until smooth and in a ball shape.
  • Add oil to a bowl, place the dough on top and then cover with a towel. Place in a warm area (ie on the back burner of the oven while its on warm). Let rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • After one hour, pat down the dough, lightly knead it and then separate it into 10-12 balls. Place the balls on parchment lined baking sheets (no more than 6 dough balls per sheet) Create a well with the bottom of a sturdy glass OR use a rounded measuring spoon. Brush with egg wash (1 egg + 1 teaspoon water).
  • Fill the center with the cream cheese filling, Strawberry Jam or preserves.
  • Top with crumble.
  • Bake for 18-20 mins.


Calories: 849kcal | Carbohydrates: 163g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 7mg