Blackberry Cream Cheese Pastries

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Skip the bakery case and preheat your oven for a fast and fresh recipe for Blackberry Cream Cheese Pastries.

A baking sheet with brown parchment paper and blackberry pastries

Mother’s Day is upon us, and that means it’s time to give moms everywhere what they really want: a nice, long, uninterrupted nap followed by a massage followed by a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc and a second nap, culminating with a manicure and pedicure, and then 12 straight hours of sleep.

What? Maybe that’s just me?

A clear mixing bowl containing cream cheese with orange zest

With a 2-year-old and a 1-year-old, sleep is scarce in our house, but hey, a momma can dream (while still awake)!

If I’m not getting uninterrupted sleep for Mother’s Day, then I will absolutely settle for some warm-from-the-oven Blackberry Cream Cheese Pastries.

A cutting board containing puff pastry being twisted into a danish

Just look at those twisted coils of buttery dough. They make look fancy, but if you can tie your shoe, you can make these fruit and cream danish.

Puff pastry has taken on a variety of shapes around here, so I thought it was time we strayed from the squares, skipped the circles and popped on by the pinwheels. Don’t get me wrong, I love them all, but these twisted roses are my new go-to pastry shape.

A close-up of a cutting board containing puff pastry being twisted into a danish

What mom wouldn’t love a tray of warm puff pastry roses filled with vanilla cream cheese and juicy blackberries? Best of all, they’re ready in 30 minutes or less, which means mom can at least sneak in a quick power nap before snacking on the ultimate breakfast treat.

Rows of blackberry cream cheese pastries on a baking sheet

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Blackberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Skip the bakery and preheat your oven for a fast and fresh recipe for Blackberry Cream Cheese Pastries.
Author: Kelly Senyei
5 from 4 votes
A baking sheet with brown parchment paper and blackberry pastries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 pastries


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temp
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting work surface
  • 1 (17.3-oz.) package frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 large egg, whisked with 1 Tablespoon water
  • Sanding sugar, for topping (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat baking mats.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cream cheese, sugar, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  • Lightly flour your work surface then unfold the pastry sheets and roll each into a 9x11-inch rectangle. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 12 strips. 
  • Pinch two strips together to form one longer strip then twist each side in opposite directions. 
  • Flatter one end of the strip slightly then wind the twisted strip around the flattened base into a circle. (See photos above.)
  • Transfer the pastries onto the prepared baking sheets then spoon a portion of the cream cheese mixture into the center of each pastry.
  • Top the cream cheese with four or five blackberries then brush all of the pastry edges with the egg wash and sprinkle them with the sanding sugar (optional).
  • Bake the pastries for 15 to 18 minutes or until they are golden brown and puffed. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool slightly before serving.
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Calories: 91kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 66mg, Potassium: 70mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 325IU, Vitamin C: 5.9mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 0.3mg


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  1. 5 stars
    Such a beautiful danish recipe. I used the biggest blueberries and blackberries I could find, and used vegan ingredients (cream cheese + egg wash + puff pasty dough) which turned out beautifully. Will make again and again for tea party and brunch

    1. I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoy the recipe, Audra! And glad to hear that they turned out great using vegan ingredients!

  2. Oh wow! I made puff pastry dough for Friday night pizza and had extra. I made four of these and they were amazing. I hate cheesecake, but these little gems were fantastic. LOVE THIS BRILLIANCE! Thank you so SO much for sharing!!

  3. Your recipe is mouthwatering. I didn’t imagine it would be more delicious than I have expected. I will surely make your recipe a recommended one. You just did a good job. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Yum! These pastries look amazing! I hear you on lack of sleep with a 4 year old and a 5 month old. *Yawn*

    1. Hi there! I always go for Pillsbury but it depends on what you have available. This recipe uses puff pastry (rather than pie crust) and for that I like Pepperidge Farm :)

  5. Absolutely love working with puff pastry!!! This looks yum and so easy to make.