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Apple Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

Apple Cream Cheese Puff Pastry is a sweet and delicious pastry that is perfect to make for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cream Cheese Puff Pastry, Apple Pastry, Apple Puff Pastry, Puff Pastries, Puff Pastry
Servings: 12 Pastries
Author: Deliciously Seasoned

Ingredients

For the Apple Filling

  • 4 large Granny Smith apples, peel, core and chop into small pieces.
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Cream Cheese Mixture

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 box Puff Pastry sheets

For the Egg Wash

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the Glaze Drizzle

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet(s) with parchment paper. Set aside.

For the Apple Filling

  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, bring water, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Continue stirring for 3-4 minutes until the sauce thickens up.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, add apples, stir and let simmer for 8-10 minutes.

For the Cream Cheese Mixture

  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, lemon juice and beat for an additional 2 minutes.

For the Egg Wash

  • In a small bowl, whisk egg and water together until combined. Set aside.

Making the Pastries

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out seams of pastry dough and cut dough in half lengthwise. Then cut each strip into three equal pieces (for a total of 6 pastries per sheet.
  • Fold each of the 12 sheets into a triangle. Make a cut about ½ inch from the two sides but do not cut all the way to the tip of the triangle.
  • Unfold each triangle and fold one side over to the other side and the other side back over to the opposite side.
  • Add a spoonful of cream cheese mixture and a spoonful of apple filling into the center of each pastry.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush edges of pastry with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, if desired, and bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden.

For the Glaze Drizzle

  • In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together until combined.
  • Drizzle over pastries once cool.