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Poppy-Seed Danishes with Cherry-Cream Cheese Filling

Recipe photo courtesy of Ditte Isager

Poppy-seed Danishes with a cream-cheese-and-cherry filling are cut and folded to resemble the blooming flowers.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2011
Total Time Prep Yield


For the Dough

For the Filling

For the Glaze


Cook's Notes

Danish dough can be frozen for up to 2 weeks. Thaw before using.

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  • carinaz2
    29 OCT, 2014
    This is such an easy dough to make! Just make sure you don't over mix, time those 5 minutes in the mixer and you're set (otherwise the dough will snap back too much when you roll it out). I've made this recipe 3 times without the poppy seeds. Cool thing is that these danishes taste very differently when they are warm (same day) and cold (next day)! We actually prefer them the next day but both are delicious. Make them in the evening and enjoy for breakfast. So much better than store bought!
  • Jes Lis
    22 JUL, 2014
    I just made these... It was easy to make... Just time consuming but luckily I'm home this week! Mind you I don't have a mixer or dough hook so I did everything by hand. I made it with strawberry preserves. Very yummy! Dough is amazing to bite into. It's soft and fragrant. I'll make this in the future!! Next time maybe I'll make a lavender sugar to sprinkle on top.
  • MS11006208
    6 JUL, 2013
    It's very awkward for me to try to make this without printing it out, please bring back the print button
  • barbied83
    10 MAR, 2012
    Very very yummy and looked beautiful for a baby shower!
  • gracemliu
    22 JUL, 2011
    These turned out quite tasty. The only problem I had was getting the corners to stay down. They folded ok pre-baking, but opened up during the baking process.
  • conniefabulous
    25 APR, 2011
    I made these with my 4 year old daughter yesterday. They are fairly easy and delicious!

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