Delicious and Easy Air Fryer Puff Pastry Danishes

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Adorable and delicious air fryer puff pastry danishes

Usually when I think of danishes, I think of the HUGE ones from Costco, anyone else? After discovering that I could make much smaller danishes AND in my air fryer, I knew I had to do it.

If you are new to Fabulessly Frugal, let me introduce you to my favorite kitchen appliance: the air fryer. Number one reason I love my air fryer is that there are so many easy and wonderful recipes I am able to make in my air fryer. (Check out my full air fryer review to learn just a few of my favorite things about this awesome appliance). These air fryer danishes are no exception!  

What you need to make yummy air fryer danishes in minutes

This air fryer recipe is extremely easy and requires minimal effort on your part. If you are thinking about making this Christmas morning (like us) or another event, you can make the cream filling the day before to save time. For the filling, you need:

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • at least 2/3 cup of your favorite jam

You’ll also want to make an egg wash to seal the pastry together. You’ll simply need to mix together 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp of water together.

For the pastry, I used 1 package (17.3 oz) frozen puff pastry, thawed.

How to make the perfect danishes in the air fryer

This recipe is seriously so easy. All you really need to do is cut your pastry into 9 squares. Then top each pastry with a spoonful (about 1 tbsp) of cream cheese mixture and 1 rounded teaspoon of jam. Next, take one corner of the pastry and bring it to the middle, brush on a little bit of the egg wash and then seal it with the opposite corner of the pastry. Brush some more egg wash on top of the pastry. Lightly spray the air fryer basket then place the pastries inside, evenly spaced out. I was able to fit 8 in my Cosori

That’s seriously all you have to do for prep! Let the pastries cook for 8 minutes at 320, until they are beautiful and golden. No need to flip!

Final Thoughts

I hope you fall in love with these pastries like my family has! They are delicate, soft, creamy, and so easy to make! We will be enjoying these on our big Christmas morning breakfast along with our homemade air fryer monkey bread. What are your favorite Christmas morning foods?

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Delicious and Easy Air Fryer Puff Pastry Danishes

Ready in minutes with your air fryer, these cute danishes will be a new family favorite!
4.75 / 5 ( 4 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 9
Adjust Servings: 9



  • 1 package 8 oz cream cheese, softened room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry thawed (17.3 oz)
  • cup seedless raspberry jam or jam of choice


  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla until smooth
  • Beat in 1 egg yolk
  • On a lightly floured or smooth surface, unfold each sheet of puff pastry and cut each into nine squares
  • Next make the egg wash by mixing together 1 tbsp water and 1 egg yolk
  • Top each pastry square with a spoonful (about 1 tbsp) of cream cheese mixture & 1 rounded teaspoon jam
  • Bring 2 opposite corner of pastry over filling, sealing with yolk mixture
  • Brush tops with remaining yolk mixture
  • In batches, place in a single layer on lightly greased tray in air fryer basket
  • Cook until golden brown, 8-10minutes at 320˚F/160˚C, no need to flip
  • Serve warm & refrigerate leftovers


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g

Recipe Adapted From: Taste of Home


Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts, #StayHome, Back to School, Christmas, Mother's Day, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party, Valentine's Day, Winter
Categories: Cakes and Cupcakes, Muffins and Quick Breads, Air Fryer

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