I’ve got all the tips and tricks to making Rhubarb Cream Cheese Danish and you will LOVE them.  These adorable Pinwheel Danish treats are filled with sweetened Strawberries, Rhubarb, and a creamy cream cheese filling.  The WOW factor is big with this dessert recipe and for good reason. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Pinwheel Danish

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pinwheel Danish

Have you used Puff Pastry?  Well, I’m here to tell you it will be your new Best Friend.  Light and flakey and so easy to use in recipes you will adore the text a Puff Pasty Sheet gives to this recipe.  Don’t worry, I’m going to show you how to make these adorable desserts so you can WOW your family too!

Making Pinwheel Danish treats are super simple, so simple in fact that you will wish you have purchased extra Puff Pastry sheets to make more.  You can easily substitute fruit but I do recommend the Strawberry Rhubarb combination.  I love it.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pinwheel Danish

Strawberry Rhubarb Pinwheel Danish Dessert Ingredients

  • Puff Pastry
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Cornstarch
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
Ingredients for Rhubarb Cream Cheese Danish

How to make a Pinwheel Danish

I’ve tested this recipe so many times, I can repeat it in my sleep.  I’m not always patient and wanted to hurry this recipe along, but good things come to those who wait.  So learn from me! 

Puff Pastry needs to be thawed, on the counter.  Trying to work with a sheet of puff pastry while it’s still partially frozen causes problems.  So let it fully thaw before you try to unfold it and work with it. 

  • Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees
  • In a bowl using a hand mixer mix cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Set aside.
  • Slice 1 ½ Cups Strawberries and 1 long stalk of Rhubarb.  I personally like to dice both strawberries and Rhubarb.
  • In a saucepan over medium/high heat add Strawberries & Rhubarb.  Toss Corn Starch, Cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.  Toss to combine.
  • Add Lemon Juice and Sugar.  Stir ingredients together.  The fruit will begin to break down as it heats up.  A delicious sauce will begin to form. 
  • Allow mixture to come to a boil over medium heat and stir gently.  Remove from heat when the sauce has thickened.  The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.  Set aside
  • Place thawed Puff Pastry Sheet on cutting board.  With a rolling pin gently roll dough to reach a 12×12 square. 
  • With a knife cut dough into 9 equal squares.  3 Columns by 3 Columns.
  • Place Parchment paper on Cookie Sheet.  Place 6 squares of Puff Pastry per cookie sheet equally spaced.
  • With a knife cut slits from each corner of Puff Pastry Square about 2inches leaving the center uncut.
Cream Cheese Mixture on Puff Pastry
  • Add 1+ Tablespoon of Cream Cheese Mixture to the center of each Puff Pastry.
  • Add 1+ Tablespoon Strawberry Rhubarb mixture on top.
  • Gently take one point from each corner and pull to the center.  Four points total.  Gently push into the fruit mixture to hold it into place.
  • Whisk Egg and using a pastry brush, gently brush on Puff Pastry.  Sprinkle with Coarse Sugar
  • Bake at 400 Degrees for 12-13 Minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.  Enjoy!
  • Makes 18 Pinwheel Danish Desserts
Baked Rhubarb Pinwheel Danish

Dixie Crystals Sugar

I grew up being taught that Store Brands were less expensive and the same.  As I’ve spent more and more time in the kitchen I’ve found that quality products make big differences and using Dixie Crystals Sugar is a new favorite find.  This sugar is very fine and gives my recipes a burst of texture that I love.

Melissa’s Produce sent me a huge box of fresh produce including fruits and vegetables.  I live in a rural area that enjoys winter for many months.  With short growing seasons finding quality fresh produce is difficult. I loved my box of produce and can’t wait to order more. 

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These fun and adorable Pinwheel Danish Desserts are really delicious.  The cream cheese filling with the sweetened fruit filling is a nice balance of flavors tucked into a light and fluffy puff pastry.  If you wish you can drizzle in a Powdered Sugar Almond Glaze, however it really isn’t necessary.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pinwheel Danish

I do like to sprinkle coarse sugar on top before baking.  It not only gives a gorgeous visual appeal but adds just a hint of sweet. 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pinwheel Danish

These adorable Pinwheel Danish treats are filled with sweetened Strawberries, Rhubarb, and a creamy cream cheese filling.  The WOW factor is big with this dessert recipe and for good reason. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 212kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Stalk Rhubarb Diced
  • 1 1/2 Cup Strawberries Sliced
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar Dixie Crystals Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1 Box Puff Pastry 2 Sheets

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar Dixie Crystals Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Egg Wash

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbs Water

Garnish

  • 1/4 Cup Coarse Sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees

Cream Cheese Filling

  • In a bowl mix with a hand mixer: Cream Cheese, 1 Egg, Vanilla, 1/3 Cup Sugar. Mix until smooth. Set Aside

Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Filling

  • Dice 1 Stalk Rhubarb
  • Slice and Dice 1 1/2 Cups Strawberries
  • Add Cornstarch, Pinch of Salt, Cinnamon and Sugar to diced fruit.
  • Stir 2 Tbs Lemon Juice to Fruit Mixture
  • Over Medium High Heat cook fruit mixture and bring to a boil. Mixture will thicken.
  • Cook fruit filling until thick and remove from heat. Mixture will thicken as it cools.

Puff Pastry Pinwheels

  • Allow Puff Pastry to thaw completely
  • Place 1 sheet of Puff Pastry on cutting board and with a rolling pin roll to a 12in square. Cut into 9 equal squares.
  • Place Parchment paper on Cookie Sheet.  Place 6 squares of Puff Pastry per cookie sheet equally spaced.
  • With a knife cut slits from each corner of Puff Pastry Square about 2inches leaving the center uncut.
  • Add 1+ Tablespoon of Cream Cheese Mixture to the center of each Puff Pastry.
  • Add 1+ Tablespoon Strawberry Rhubarb mixture on top.
  • Gently take one point from each corner and pull to the center.  Four points total.  Gently push into the fruit mixture to hold it into place.
  • Whisk Egg and using a pastry brush, gently brush on Puff Pastry.  Sprinkle with Coarse Sugar
  • Bake at 400 Degrees for 12-13 Minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.  Enjoy! Makes 18 Pinwheel Danish Desserts

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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