Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book


Food Monster - Recipes

Cherry and Pistachio Danish [Vegan]

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

This danish is easy, cheesy, affordable, packed with cherries, almond extract in the cream cheese pairs perfectly, the addition of pistachios puts it over the top, can be paired with any fruit, and is fun to make!! This recipe rocks because it is effortless, affordable, perfect for any season, has aesthetic appeal, and will make you look like a brunch boss.

Cherry and Pistachio Danish [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


8-10 slices

Cook Time



For the Dough:

  • Frozen vegan pastry dough

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

For the Cherry Filling:

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice or water
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 3 cup cherries, pitted, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crushed pistachios (optional)

For the Icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (0ptional)
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk


  1. Let the pastry dough thaw out.
  2. Make the filling: in a medium bowl of a standing mixer (or by hand if soft) beat the vegan cream cheese, powdered sugar, and almond extract on medium speed until smooth. Place back in the refrigerator to set. If consistency remains runny, you can sift in corn starch to thicken, place back in the refrigerator. If still runny, you can combine with firm tofu in a food processor.
  3. Cherries: In a medium sauce pan, combine all the cherry sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Open thawed puff pastry sheets on a flat working that has been sprinkled lightly with flour surface.
  5. Roll dough to make the square even. You aren’t rolling to hard though, just lightly enough that you can get all the sides even. The dough will still look like a trifold with creases.
  6. With kitchen scissors, or a pizza cutter, make nine even slits on both sides of the puff pastry, leaving the middle third of the ‘trifold’ untouched. Be careful to not go past the fold lines.
  7. Add the vegan cream cheese filling and carefully spread down the center of the pastry sheet. Next carefully spoon some of the cherry sauce over the vegan cream cheese layer. Repeat for both layers.
  8. Next starting at the top of the pasty fold the flaps diagonally and alternately over the raspberry layer. When you get to the end, tuck the ends under the pastry sheet. Place on cookie sheet line with parchment.
  9. Bake at 375°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes.
  10. As the pastry is baking, prepare the glaze by whisking all of the ingredients together. After 10 minutes of cooling, drizzle the braids lightly with glaze and serve immediately.





Drool-worthy vegan recipes that are deceptively easy. My name is Gabrielle and I’m the founder and creator of EatDrinkShrink.com. I’m an NYC based holistic nutritionist who holds a BS and MS in Clinical Nutrition, work in vegan recipe development, privately teach yoga, and am a future vegan cookbook author. Looking to expand your plant based culinary abilities, obtain vegan product reviews, or receive nutrition counseling? Come join me at eatdrinkshrink.com



Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through recent recipes below:

Oil-Free Instant Pot Paella [Vegan]

Tomato Herbed Spelt Bread [Vegan]

Tomato Herbed Spelt Bread

Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters b

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Fudge Brownie Birthday Cake

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

0 comments on “Cherry and Pistachio Danish [Vegan]”

Click to add comment

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on

Do Not Show This Again


Submit to OneGreenPlanet

Terms & Conditions ×