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Bacon and Cheese Danishes

Will Coleman
Cook Time:
20 mins
Prep Time:
55 mins
Servings:
4-6
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In the hierarchy of breakfast items, pastries are often at the top of the pyramid, seemingly better suited for a bakery than something to make at home. And when it comes to busy mornings, the prospect of whipping out a baked good can often seem out of reach. We’re here to tell you that with a little prep the night before, you can start your day with homemade danishes. 

The key here is to assemble the danishes the night before and store them in the refrigerator. In the morning, all you need to do is pop them into the oven and you’ll have flaky pastries in your hands in under 20 minutes. This recipe utilizes store-bought puff pastry to cut down on time. Layered with cheese, red peppers, artichokes and crispy bacon, these danishes are the perfect way to start the day. 

To make the danishes, divide the puff pastry into six even portions. Each puff pastry square gets smeared with garlic and herb cheese spread, then topped with the diced peppers and artichokes. Top each danish with bacon, which will crisp up in the oven. Fold the edges of the puff pastry in, and top with poppy seeds. 

Get Ingredients: If you don’t have everything you need on hand, you can easily purchase all of the ingredients (just click the orange button below that says ‘Get Ingredients’). You can pick and choose exactly what ingredients you need based on what’s in your pantry and they’ll be on your doorstep before you know it. 

Technique Tip: If you'd like to save them for later, allow them to cool completely and place into an airtight storage bag and freeze them for up to nine months. To reheat, place in the microwave for one to two minutes or in the oven at 350 F for eight to 10 minutes.

Swap Option: To make this vegetarian, omit the bacon. 

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 9 ounces garlic and herb cheese spread
  • 12 ounces diced roasted red peppers, drained
  • 8 ounces artichoke quarters, drained
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
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Preparation

1.

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

2.

Transfer the puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface and cut each sheet into 6 even pieces. Place the cheese into the microwave for 30 seconds to soften, then evenly spread a tablespoon of cheese onto each puff pastry slice. Top with 1 tablespoon diced peppers, a few artichokes and 4 bacon slices. Fold in each pastry corner and sprinkle lightly with black pepper and poppy seeds.

3.

Transfer the danishes onto two large, parchment-lined baking sheets and space each one 1/2-inch apart. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the pastry is golden brown. Garnish with chives and serve warm.