Cream Cheese Puff Squares

Puff Pastry Squares with a Vanilla Cheese Filling
Despite my trying to eat healthy, I always seem to fall short at my love for desserts, and after purchasing Puff Pastry Square sheets from Asda for a pretty decent price of £1. I had absolutely no idea what to make with them. I finished my standard meal of Vegetables and a Fish Cake (Don't judge me, okay! I just love me some Fish Cakes..) and was craving sugar as per usual. I had purchased Lidls own brand Low Fat Cream Cheese that had just been sitting there, forgetting that I had actually intended to make a cheesecake but forgot the biscuits. So I stumbled across this little recipe here.
And needless to say this is now one of my all time favourites. So simple, so delicious. A little bit messy, but sure to impress on a budget. Scroll down for the recipe.
Happy Cooking ♡




Makes: 24 Small Squares or about 12 Large Ones

500g Puff Pastry or ready-made Pastry

450g Soft Cream Cheese 

200g Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

110g Butter or Margarine, Melted

4 tablespoons Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon


Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm tin.
  2. Roll out half of the pastry and use to line the bottom of the prepared tin.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 200g sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Spread over the base.
  4. Roll out the other half of pastry and lay on top of the cream cheese layer. Do not press down.
  5. Melt the butter, additional sugar and cinnamon in a pan, then drizzle over the top for a sticky sweet topping
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until the top is crisp and golden.