Nutella Cream Cheese Danishes

Nutella Cream Cheese Danishes
Staff Writer

Thoughtfully Simple

These danishes are a great way to mix up your morning routine. Ultra creamy from the Nutella and cream cheese, the premade pastry dough gets an extra boost of flavor from melted butter and a cinnamon-sugar dusting. 

12
Servings
114
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Nonstick vegetable cooking spray
  • 1  Tablespoon  ground cinnamon
  • 5  Tablespoons  granulated sugar
  • 2  Ounces  cream cheese, softened
  • package puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 2  Tablespoons  butter, melted
  • all-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1/4  Cup  Nutella
  • 3/4  Cups  confectioners' sugar
  • 3  Teaspoons  milk

Directions

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with the cooking spray.

Stir the cinnamon and 4 tablespoons of the granulated sugar in a small bowl. In another small bowl, stir together the cream cheese and remaining sugar.

Unfold 1 pastry sheet onto a lightly floured work surface. Brush the pastry sheet with half the butter. Sprinkle with half the cinnamon-sugar mixture. With the short side facing you, cut the pastry sheet lengthwise into 6 strips. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet, making 12 strips in all.

Twist 1 pastry strip then coil into a spiral. Place the pastry onto the baking sheet. Brush the end of the spiral with the remaining butter and tuck tightly under the bottom of the pastry. Repeat with the remaining pastry strips. Place 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture and 1 teaspoon Nutella in the center of each pastry.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Let the pastries cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
16mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
38mg
3%
Water
5g
0%

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There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

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Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

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