Easy Lemon Cream Cheese Danish


These Easy Lemon Cream Cheese Danishes have a flaky, golden crust to compliment the creamy, zesty lemon filling that is irresistible! Plus, they're made with Purecane's Zero-Calorie, All-Natural Sugars for a light sweet to satisfy ;)

What does the zero-calorie sugar taste like?

Purecane's baking sweeteners taste extremely similar to you normal sugars (if not the same). Plus, there is no weird after taste like other brands!

What is Purecane?

Purecane Baking Sweeteners (aka fermented sugarcane Reb M) are zero-calorie and low-glycemic sweeteners that can be used in replacement of normal sugars to reduce your intake of sugar, calories, and carbohydrates in your daily diet.

What makes them different than other brands is that it is naturally derived from sugarcane for the healthiest, best-tasting sweeteners that have NO impact on blood sugar levels, no artificial chemicals, and no weird aftertaste!

How is Purecane made?

Purecane sweeteners are naturally derived from sugarcanes for an all-natural sweet addition to your baking pantry essentials.

  • All Natural
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Zero Carbs
  • Zero Calorie
  • Vegan
  • Kosher


Where to find Purecane sugars?

You can find them online by clicking here, or going to www.purecane.com.

Can Danish pastries be frozen?

Yes! Danish pastries can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.

Simply, let them thaw in the fridge, then reheat at 350F until warm and crispy again (about 10 minutes).


Are danishes for breakfast or dessert?

Danish pastries are perfect for either breakfasts or dessert! They are satisfactory enough for breakfast with a hot cup of tea, matcha latte, or coffee. But they also make tasty desserts after an Italian or French dinner ;)

How to store leftover danish pastries?

I recommend storing any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. They should remain pretty crispy, but you can also reheat for 5 minutes at 350F, if need be!


Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Easy Lemon Cream Cheese Danish

A flaky, golden crust to compliment the creamy, zesty lemon filling that is irresistible!



Servings: 8-10

  • 1 box Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Purecane Confectioner's Sweetener
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 cup Lemon Curd
  • 1 Meyer Lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Purecane Baking Sweetener
  • 1 large Egg, beaten


  1. To make the candied lemons, simply bring the water to a boil. Stir in the baking sweetener. Add in the thinly sliced meyer lemons to simmer for 10 minutes, then drain and transfer to a plate to dry out for 1 hour. Dip in additional baking sweetener when ready to serve.

For the Danishes:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. On a floured surface, lightly roll out the thawed puff pastry.
  3. Using a cookie cutter or large drinking glass, cut 3 1/2" circles. Transfer to the prepared pan.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until creamy and smooth, about 1 minute.
  5. Add in the lemon zest and confectioner's sweetener. Mix to combine.
  6. In the center of each puff pastry circle, add 1-2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture. Then, add a dollop of the lemon curd on top.
  7. Brush the puff pastry edges with an egg wash and sprinkle with a little baking sweetener.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes before adding the candied lemon slices and dusting with powdered sugar.

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L. M. McGuigan
April 8, 2022
Can you provide sugar acts to sub for the cane sweetener? Tyia.
Maggie S.
February 28, 2022
Thanks so much for this!!! I cannot wait to try it!😁🤗