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

Easy Pumpkin Praline Danish

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 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


Serving: 1gCalories: 1064kcalCarbohydrates: 92gProtein: 17gFat: 70gSaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 688mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 2gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 1557IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 4mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes

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