Cheat's cranberry Danish

Cheat’s cranberry Danish

Tangy cranberries plus easy puff pastry equals a top treat.

By , 21 September 2015
Cheat’s cranberry Danish
  • Ready in: 30 mins
  • Serves: 8
  • Price: 37p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 101g serving contains
  • Fat med
  • Saturates high
  • Sugars med
  • Salt med
  • Energy 1181KJ 282KCAL
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1169kJ/279kcal.
  • 115g Chosen by you 50% Less Fat Light Soft Cheese
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tsp cornflour, mixed with 1 tsp of water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 150g fresh cranberries
  • 1 sheet Chosen by you Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Beat together the cream cheese, caster sugar and vanilla extract. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

  • Put the brown sugar in a pan with the butter, cornflour and spices on a medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring until thick. Stir in the berries. Leave to cool.

  • Cut 8 pastry squares and put on the trays. Add a dollop of cheese and cranberry compote to the middle of each one.

  • Make a diagonal cut from each corner to the filling. Fold every other point inwards to create a pinwheel shape. Brush with the beaten egg to glaze.

  • Bake for 12 mins until golden. Cool, then dust with icing sugar.