Spruce Up Your Thanksgiving Snack Table With These Fun Danish Pastries

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Credit: KorenaInTheKitchen.com

Credit: KorenaInTheKitchen.com

Korena in the Kitchen, self-professed “cook, baker, dirty-dishes-maker,” has inspired us this Thanksgiving to take our pastry game to the next level with these deliciously fun snack ideas.

In a three-part series posted to her blog, Korena provides step-by-step instructions to turn ordinary pastries into a delightful treat that will have the kids – or your Thanksgiving dinner guests – reeling from their taste-bud exploding sweetness.

Korena easily shows you how to take simple Danish pastry dough squares and create fun shapes perfect for adding sweet cream cheese, fruit, jam, or ALL three.

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The Square

Credit: KorenaInTheKitchen.com

Credit: KorenaInTheKitchen.com

The Pinwheel

Credit: KorenaInTheKitchen.com

Credit: KorenaInTheKitchen.com

The Vol-au-Vent

Credit: KorenaInTheKitchen.com

Credit: KorenaInTheKitchen.com

The Braid

Credit: KorenaInTheKitchen.com

Credit: KorenaInTheKitchen.com

To help get you started, Korena whips up this delicious Cream Cheese Filling recipe (about 16 danishes):

In a mixer bowl, combine:

250 g soft cream cheese

113 g granulated white sugar

19 g soft butter

28 g flour

21 g beaten egg (about 1/2 an egg – remember that leftover 1/2 egg from the pastry dough?)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat it all together with the whisk attachment until smooth and fluffy. Spoon or pipe onto the Danishes as required.

For more, including Korena’s dough recipe, visit Page 1 and Page 3 here.

We’d write more, but our fingers are deep into delicious pastry dough. Enjoy!

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