Indulge in the delightful flavors of a homemade Copycat Starbucks Sugar Plum Cheese Danish. This delectable pastry combines the richness of cream cheese, the sweetness of sugar plum preserves, and the flakiness of puff pastry. With this step-by-step recipe, you can recreate the beloved Starbucks treat right in your own kitchen. Get ready to impress your taste buds and your friends with this irresistible pastry masterpiece.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar plum preserves
1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
Powdered sugar, for dusting
Preparing the Cream Cheese Filling:
The softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract should all be combined in a mixing dish.
Beat the mixture until smooth and well combined. Set aside.
Preparing the Puff Pastry:
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
To remove any creases, carefully dust a board and roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet.
Cutting and Filling:
Cut the puff pastry into squares or rectangles, depending on your desired size for the pastries.
Spoon a generous tablespoon of the prepared cream cheese filling onto the center of each pastry square.
Top the cream cheese filling with a teaspoon of sugar plum preserves.
Folding and Sealing:
Fold the corners of each pastry square diagonally over the filling, creating a triangular shape.
Use a fork to press the edges of the pastry together, sealing in the filling.
Egg Wash and Baking:
Brush the top of each pastry with the beaten egg wash to give them a golden-brown finish.
Place the pastries on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastries are puffed and golden.
Cooling and Serving:
Once baked, allow the pastries to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes.
Dust the pastries with powdered sugar for an elegant touch before serving.
Enjoy Your Copycat Starbucks Sugar Plum Cheese Danish!
Serve the pastries warm as a delightful breakfast treat or a sweet afternoon snack.
Pair with your favorite coffee or tea for the ultimate indulgence.
Now you have the perfect recipe to recreate the beloved Copycat Starbucks Sugar Plum Cheese Danish in the comfort of your own kitchen. With layers of flaky puff pastry, luscious cream cheese, and the delightful tang of sugar plum preserves, this pastry is a true delight for the senses. Share these delectable pastries with loved ones or savor them all to yourself – either way, they’re bound to become a favorite in your household.