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Cherry Lemon Danish

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Cherry Lemon Danish is made with a purchased puff pastry and baked until it’s golden and flaky. It is filled with Cherry filling and Lemon Curd and baked to perfection. A great breakfast treat.

News Flash!  I’m in the middle of a love affair with puff pastry! (By “middle” I should clarify I’m pretty sure it started at birth!) Specifically… Wewalkausa refrigerated puff pastry. (No! This is NOT a paid post. I just love their product.)

A cherry lemon danish

 I found this delightful new product a few months ago at Walmart in the refrigerated section by all those exploding biscuit cans. (So, it’s kinda like walking through a minefield to get to it, but SO worth the risk!)

I’ve got all these recipes circling around in my head, but this time I made a big long beautiful Danish braid. I love how this turned out, and I love how easy this recipe is.  Wasn’t too sure how the cherry lemon combination would turn out? Can I just say…HOLY YUM!

How To Make Cherry Lemon Danish

You will need one package of Wewalkausa refrigerated puff pastry dough. (64 flaky layers… Come to Momma!)

Puff Pastry for Danish

Preheat the oven to 350°. Unroll the dough carefully. Leave the dough on the parchment paper.

Use a knife, or pizza cutter, make cuts up the two sides of the pastry dough. Each slice should be 3/4 an inch wide and about 2 inches long.

Puff pastry rolled out and each side cut into 1 inch strips for braid of danish

Spoon 1 1/2 cups of Cherry Pie filling down the center of the puff pastry. On top of the Cherry Pie Filling spoon 1/2 cup of Lemon Curd. You can use either homemade…you can find the recipe for the Easy Microwave Lemon Curd HERE…or you can use store-bought. They will both work.

Cherry Pie filling and Lemon Curd down the center of the pastry

Starting at one end, fold one piece upward toward the center, diagonally, and do the same on the other side. Continue on up the pastry, folding one over the top of the other diagonally. Do this until the filling is covered, and the dough looks like a “fishtail” braid.

Tip: Don’t worry about being super “neat”, and it’s okay if the filling is peeking out a little. It’s the perfect way to torment your friends and family!

Pastry strips folded over each other to create the braid

Lift the braid off the paper and place it on a silicon lined baking sheet, or a baking sheet lined with fresh parchment paper.

Beat one large egg.  Using a pastry brush, brush the top of the Danish with egg wash. Sprinkle with Sugar and Sliced Almonds.

Danish brushed with egg wash and sprinkled with slivered almonds

Place in preheated oven and bake for 25–30 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden brown.

Tip: Keep an eye on the pastry. Each oven bakes differently.  You don’t want the almonds to burn. (Yuck!)

This bakes up perfectly and beautifully! Even if you are not the foremost “braid” expert. (Trust me…braiding is not my thing!)

Baked Cherry Lemon Curd Danish

Allow the Danish to cool for about 10–15 minutes. Slice and serve…and serve again…and again…maybe once more. (Getting the idea this one is REALLY scrumptious!) “Could I get a tall glass of milk please?”

Do you see all those flaky layers? Little pockets of heavenly fluff! That filling with the plump juicy cherries and the creamy rich lemon curd. OH. MY. GOODNESS! (Angels are singing friends…SING-ING!)

slices of Cherry Lemon Danish

There you have it. The perfect weekend Danish! Isn’t that easy peasy?

I don’t know about you, but if I can have a flaky cherry lemon filled Danish that will feed the whole family in a matter of minutes…that’s a “Win-Win”!

If you like this Cherry Lemon Danish you might also like these other Breakfast Pastry Recipes

If you make this recipe be sure to comment below and share a photo with me. Hashtag me on Instagram at norinesnest.

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Yield: 12 servings

Cherry Lemon Danish

Cherry Lemon Danish

Golden Flaky Puff Pastry is filled with Cherry filling and Lemon Curd and baked to perfection.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 package Wewalkausa refrigerated Puff Pastry
  • 1 1/2 cups of Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1/2 cup of Lemon Curd
  • 1 large egg
  • Sprinkle of Sugar for Garnish
  • 1/4 cup of Slivered almonds.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Unroll package of Puff Pastry.
  3. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut 3/4 inch wide slices, 2 inches long, up both sides of the puff pastry. Make sure to leave the center uncut.
  4. Spread Cherry Pie filling down the center of the Puff Pastry.
  5. Spoon Lemon Curd on top of the Cherry Pie filling.
  6. Starting at one end fold one strip of dough up diagonally towards the center. Repeat on the other side. Continue folding strips from one side to the other like a braid.
  7. Carefully Remove the paper and place the the danish on a silicone or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  8. Whip egg until light and frothy. Brush on top of the danish with the egg wash.
  9. Sprinkle with sugar and slivered almonds.
  10. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes checking frequently.
  11. When golden and puffy remove from oven.
  12. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

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Nutrition Information:


12 servings

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

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Saturday 13th of November 2021

I worked at Dunkin Donuts in college. We use to grind up the day old cake donuts add sugar and cinnamon, dip the donut in glaze and roll in crumbs.

susan o'byrnes

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

This is probably a stupid question but I make meals for my Dad. Can this be frozen ? If so what’s the best way and for how long ? Thank you Susan O

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Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Hi Susan! There are no stupid questions! If so I'm in big trouble! lol This recipe probably won't freeze well. I have other recipes that would...the Cranberry Orange Scones freeze beautifully. The Breakfast blueberry muffins also freeze well as do the banana muffins! The cranberry orange bread would also freeze really well. However, the Puff pastry may lose a little "puff" once frozen. Thanks so much for stopping by and I think it is wonderful that you make meals for your Dad. So kind and thoughtful! I hope you'll stop by and visit again soon. Happy Nesting! ~Norine

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