Raised in the Kitchen cookbook giveaway graphic

Raised in the Kitchen is available now!

Cozy Christmas Movie & Snack Nights 🎥🎄

Easy Pumpkin Praline Danish

Easy Pumpkin Praline Danish

Hi everyone! We are Jen and Emily from Layers of Happiness. Today we are sharing one of the best snacks/desserts/breakfasts out there. Easy Pumpkin Praline Danish. It comes together in a minutes and it’s full of buttery, flaky, ooey, gooey goodness!

Fall is definitely my favorite season when it comes to food – all things pumpkin, apple, caramel, white chocolate, buttersctoch, sweet potato, cinnamon toffee, cranberry, red velvet, mocha, and more! My favorite flavor of all is most definitely pumpkin. For this recipe, we took our favorite cheesy danish and spiced it up with some festive fall spices and a sticky pumpkin drizzle on top. A heavy pumpkin glaze is recommended!

If you wanted to make a two giant danishes, then you could follow the same steps, just omit the cutting in fourths and add 4 heaping Tablespoons to the center and bake for

Everything that’s worth living for is in this sweet and tasty pastry. I’m kind of a cheater because we use frozen puff pastry sheets, but hey I’m all about breaking the rules….especially if it means it gets on your table faster.

You could serve this as breakfast, dessert or even a 4 o’clock snack. We won’t judge you. 😉

Easy Pumpkin Praline Danish

What is Praline?

Praline is a sweet substance used in desserts, containing at a minimum nuts and sugar; cream is a common third ingredient.

Or, praline can be a crisp candy made with butter, brown sugar and pecans.

What Is A Danish?

A danish is a multi-layered dessert pastry.

Is Pumpkin Good For You?

Eating pumpkin is good for your heart.

Pumpkin contains fiber, potassium, and Vitamin C which promote heart health.

Pumpkin is also high in Vitamin A, and low in calories.

Easy Pumpkin Praline Danish

Raised in the Kitchen - Carrian Cheney

Our new book is now available!

This unique cookbook guides the way through every step, including meal lists and easy-to-follow recipes, and features dollops of heartwarming family stories.

Buy now

Easy Pumpkin Praline Danish

No ratings yet
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks, extra large, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pure
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon zest 1 lemon
  • 2 sheets puff pastry 1 box frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 Pinch cinnamon
  • Topping: chopped pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • To make the danish, place the cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and cream them together on low speed until smooth.
  • With the mixer still on low, add the egg yolks, ricotta, vanilla, salt, and lemon zest and mix until just combined. Don't whip!
  • Unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry onto a lightly floured board and cut the sheet into quarters with a sharp knife.
  • Place a heaping tablespoon of cheese filling into the middle of each of the 4 squares.
  • Pinch the 4 corners together and brush the top of the pastries with beaten egg white.
  • Place the pastries on the prepared sheet pan.
  • Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry and refrigerate the filled Danish for 15 minutes.
  • Bake the pastries for about 20 minutes until golden brown.

To make the glaze,

  • Combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, pumpkin, cinnamon and butter.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • If the glaze is too thin, add more confectioners’ sugar as needed.
  • Zigzag the drizzle on the danishes and top with chopped pecans.
  • Serve immediately.


store in an airtight container for 1-2 days
Nutrition Facts
Easy Pumpkin Praline Danish
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 1064 Calories from Fat 630
% Daily Value*
Fat 70g108%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 688mg30%
Potassium 199mg6%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1557IU31%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Hungry for some more fun fall baking?

The Best Orange Sweet Rolls Ever.


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars.


Connect with Jen and Emily:


Blog Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google + | Instagram

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Oh, Sweet Basil on Instagram

Want more of our family, recipes, and all our shenanigans?

Check us out on Instagram and be sure to tag us @ohsweetbasil #ohsweetbasil for a chance to be featured!

Cozy Christmas Movie & Snack Nights 🎥🎄

About the authors

carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

Leave a comment

Recipe Rating


  • I do not see where the praliness are in this? Are pecans mission from the recipe?

    • Reply
  • This is totally putting me in the mood for fall! So delicious!

    • Reply
  • Gorgeous! Loving these pumpkin treats!

    • Reply
  • I love everything about this! So delicious!

    • Reply
  • Oh my, such a tasty, textured, and elegant danish.

    • Reply

Cozy Christmas Movie & Snack Nights 🎥🎄