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2 mini Danish with icing on a white plate with fall leaves in the background

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Danish

Yield: 12 Danish
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
My Pumpkin Cream Cheese Danish recipe is finished in under 30 minutes! Enjoy a mini Danish for breakfast or brunch- perfect for parties too!


  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed
  • 1 egg + 2 Tablespoons water for egg wash

Pumpkin Filling

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar


  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 Tablespoons milk


PREPARE the Puff Pastry dough

  • PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • ROLL each thawed Puff Pastry sheet into two 9x12 rectangles. Cut each sheet once lengthwise and twice in width so that each sheet has 6 rectangles.

PREPARE the fillings

  • MIX pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla, spices, and egg in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your mixer COMBINE cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar until smooth. Set aside.

ASSEMBLE the Pastries

  • PLACE 6 Puff Pastry rectangles on each baking sheet. Prick all over with a fork (4-5 times per rectangle).
  • DROP a spoonful of cream cheese filling into each Puff Pastry rectangle. Add a spoonful of pumpkin filling on top. SWIRL with a toothpick.
  • WHISK egg and water together. BRUSH the egg wash onto the edges of each Danish.
  • BAKE for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • DRIZZLE with powdered sugar glaze; optional.


You can use refrigerated crescent dough (like Pillsbury) instead of Puff Pastry dough if you have some on hand.
One tube of refrigerated dough will make 8 mini Pumpkin Cream Cheese Danish. Reduce the baking temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 9-11 minutes.


Calories: 332kcal
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch, cream cheese, pastries, pumpkin