17 November 2011

Everything's Coming Up Pumpkins....

Hello everyone!!  Sorry, I've been MIA for a long time.  I've been busy with other things and had a very bad case of writers block.  (Not sure if anyone else gets a bad case of the 'writer's block'! LOL!!)  But the good news is that I have more food posts for you all.  Can't believe Thanksgiving is next week!  Where did this year go to?  Oh well, hope you like this recipe I found and tried last night.  It's REALLY good!!  (I've had three already today....so bad!!)  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Danish 

Yield: 8 pastries
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients for pastry:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature (Fat free or non-fat free)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • dash kosher salt
  • 2 sheets (1 box) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/3 cup egg whites for wash

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (Note: I waited to do this till I put the Danish into the refrigerate for 15 minutes.)
2) Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
3) Mix first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl on low speed until creamy and smooth. 
4) Carefully unfold pasty making sure there are no tears or cracks.


5) Cut the dough sheets into fourths and spoon a heaping tablespoon of the pumpkin mixture into the center of each of the 4 squares. 
6)Brush the border of each pastry with egg-white wash and fold 2 opposite corners to the center, brushing and overlapping the corners of each pastry so they firmly stick together. 
7) Brush the top of the pastries with egg-white wash. 

8) Place the pastries on the prepared sheet pan.


9) Repeat with the remaining sheets of puff pastry and refrigerate the filled Danish for 15 minutes. 
10) Bake the pastries for about 20 minutes, until puffed and brown.

Ingredients for glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 Tbsp milk

Whisk powdered sugar and milk together until smooth glaze forms. Drizzle over pastries and top with sprinkle with more powdered sugar, if desired. 

Recipe from The Stirring Place; Pics from me

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