Cheese Filled Puff Pastries


  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top of the pastries
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 sheets of prepared puff pastry dough
  • 1 egg, for egg wash, plus 1 Tablespoon of water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream the cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla until smooth in consistency.
  3. Cut each sheet of dough into 6 (3 inch x 4 inch) pieces.
  4. Whisk the whole egg and 1 Tablespoon of water and brush the edges of the dough with the egg wash.
  5. Place 1 Tablespoon of filling in the middle of each pastry.
  6. Fold the dough over the filling and pinch the edges with your fingers.
  7. Use a fork and press down all around the edges to crimp shut, creating a rectangular shape.
  8. With a sharp knife, make some slashes across the top of the pastries.
  9. Brush them with the egg wash and sprinkle with some sugar.
  10. Arrange the pastries on a parchment – lined, rimmed baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.