Lemon Raspberry Danish Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet Updated

Start your day with a Lemon Raspberry Danish! You'll be so glad you did.

Making desserts with lemons is my favorite! It pairs so well with just about anything, but I really love it with either blueberries or raspberries!

Like when I made these Lemon Raspberry Cream Horns. You guys really loved them too!

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I just so happened to be watching a cooking show that had a version of these danishes on it. It obviously caught my attention because they were made with puff pastry!

Immediately I knew I could make them too. Although it was not as simple as I thought it would be.

Something I thought would be so simple eventually took me about four tries to make them perfect. That’s okay because now I’ve done all of the work for you.

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All you need to do it follow the recipe and you will have a great tasting pastry for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

To get started you need to make sure your puff pastry is thawed. It only needs to be at room temperature for about twenty minutes.

This is easily done while you heat your oven and make your filling. Each puff pastry sheet will be cut into four large squares so you will have eight pastries in total.

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For the filling I did test out adding the raspberry to the cream cheese but honestly, I didn’t like how it looked so I decided not to make the filling with raspberries.

Baking the raspberries on top of the cream cheese filling was something I did try, but I still didn’t like how it tasted.

Adding the fresh berries on top of the cooked pastry gave it a balanced flavor which I loved!

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One thing about my oven. I have a gas oven which required me to reduce the heat because they were browning too much to quickly during the cooking process.

So, if you have an electric oven then you may need to cook them a little longer.

If you are looking for more lemon desserts how about this lemon cheesecake mug cake or these puff pastry lemon knots! ENJOY!

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Lemon Raspberry Danish Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 2 sheets Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Zest
  • 6 ounces Fresh Raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to  375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl add cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and zest. Beat on medium high until creamy.
  3. Cut each pastry sheet into 4 squares. Lay on baking sheet. Fold the corners toward the center. Press down on the edges of the corners. Brush each corner with egg wash.
  4. Add about 2 tablespoons to the center of each pastry. Brush the remaining uncovered pastry with egg wash.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Top with fresh raspberries. Serve and ENJOY!



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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 8 pastries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pastry
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 200
Calories 361

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
  Saturated Fat 14g
Sodium 84mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.