eRecipe

Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses

View all Recipes Edit this Recipe

Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses
1 of 1 photo

Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses

Added by: on Dec 15th, 2010
These little purses are some of the easiest Danish to make. You just line a square of croissant dough with sweetened cream cheese, place fruit on top, and fold up two opposite corners of dough. Virtually any fruit will work, but it must be at least partially cooked or it will release liquid in the .. more >
Rating:
0
Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
1 h 40 min
Ready In:
1 h 55 min

Servings

Calculate


Original Recipe Yield: 6 servings (6 purses)
 

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 pounds dough (croissant dough)
  • 6 tablespoons cream cheese tart filling
  • 6 large apricot halves (or 12 small, lightly sautéed in butter, or other cooked fruit such as roasted pears, or cooked cherries)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Egg wash
Nutrition Facts
Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 1123

  • Total Fat: 53.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 16.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 123.9 mg
  • Sodium: 980.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 154.3 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  •     Sugars: 49.6 g
  • Protein: 11.9 g
VIEW DETAILED NUTRITION

how is this calculated?

Get NI Widget Code

Directions:

Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses

1

Roll the dough into a rectangle and trim the edges. Cut it into squares.

Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses

2

Spread the cream cheese mixture on a diagonal on each square. Leave a 1/2-inch border uncovered. Place one or two apricot halves on top of the cream cheese mixture. Brush the apricots with melted butter.

Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses

3

Sprinkle the apricot halves with granulated sugar. Fold one corner of the dough over the apricots. Brush the tip of the flap you just made with egg wash.

Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses

4

Fold the other corner over the flap that you egg washed and press it gently into place. Wrap the purse with a thin strip of dough brushed on one side with egg wash.

Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses

5

Cover the purses with plastic wrap and let proof until the dough has almost doubled in thickness.

Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses

6

Brush the purses with egg wash and bake until golden brown.

Fruit and Cheese Danish Purses

7

Finished purse.

Cooks' note:
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Roll the croissant dough into an 8 1/2 by 12 1/2-inch rectangle about 1/4 inch thick and transfer it to the prepared sheet pan. Trim the rectangle so it measures 8 by 12 inches. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes, or until firm but not brittle. Save the trimmings.
Cut out six 4-inch squares from the chilled rectangle. Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese filling on a diagonal on each square, leaving a 1/2-inch border untouched. Place one or two cooked apricot halves on top of the cream cheese mixture. Brush the apricots with the melted butter and sprinkle each of them with 1 teaspoon sugar. Fold one corner of the dough over the opposite edge of the apricots and brush the tip with egg wash. Fold the other corner over the flap that you egg washed and press it gently into place. Roll the trimmings into 6 thin strips. Brush one side of the strips with egg wash and wrap one around each purse. Cover with plastic wrap and let proof for about 1 hour, until the edges of the dough are almost doubled in thickness.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Brush the purses with egg wash. Bake for 20 minutes and check whether the purses are browning too quickly; if so, turn down the oven to 325°F. Bake for about 15 minutes longer, or until golden brown. Let cool on cake racks.

Video:

0 of 0 videos

Similar Recipe(s):

Fruit Danish Tartlets

Fruit Danish Tartlets

Submitted by: karen
Added on: Dec 15th, 2010
Rating:
0
There are several styles you can use for enclosing fruit in Danish pastry. Ideally the fruit should be cooked ahead of time so it doesn't release a lot of liquid as it bakes, making the pastry soggy. If you want to use berries, it is best to use them in the form of preserves or cook them down with sugar, and put them in the Danish twirls. Roundfruits such as apricots, pears, plums, and ..
Fruit Danish Packets

Fruit Danish Packets

Submitted by: Cooking Bird
Added on: Dec 15th, 2010
Rating:
0
You can fill these little packets with cooked-down fruit, or preserves and almond cream, or cream cheese filling. This recipe uses the same blueberry mixture used as filling for the blueberry turnovers.
Cheese Danish Filling

Cheese Danish Filling

Submitted by: NuttyChef
Added on: Dec 8th, 2010
Rating:
5
Use this filling in cheese Danisho or in miniature cheese Danish twirls.
© eRecipe.com . All Rights Reserved