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Polish poppy seed danish on a cloth napkin beside a Polish pottery mug

Polish Poppy Seed Danish

  • Author: polishhousewife
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 pastries 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Polish


A quick and easy way to transform leftover poppy seed filling into an elegant pastry


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 6 tablespoons poppy seed filling
  • 6 teaspoons jam
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 6 maraschino or glace cherries, or 6 halves
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Roll the thawed pastry into a 10-inch x 15-inch rectangle. Cut into 6 squares that are approximately 5 x 5 inches. Place the squares on a parchment-lined baking pan.
  3. In the center of each square, place 1 tablespoon of poppy seed filling, and 1 teaspoon of jam. Fold the corners of the dough to the center, using a dab of water to seal the points together, pressing down to help seal.
  4. Beat the egg with the water, brush pastry with the egg wash, covering all of the top and sides. Press a cherry  (or a half) into the center.
  5. Bake for 13 – 15 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes, lightly dust with powdered sugar.

Keywords: Polish poppy seed danish