Cinnamon Fig Cheese Danish With Grand Marnier Drizzle
I know it's time to move on from figs, peaches, and melons and onto butternut squash, pumpkin, and cranberries. But as long as the tranquil summer breezes are blowing and tender fresh summer produce is still available there are a few more dishes I must squeeze in before my official fall transformation.
I've been wanting to do more with puff pastry. I've never made a cheese danish before. And I thought cinnamon and fig sounded delicious in the filling. It seemed like the naked braided pastry needed a coating to make it complete and orange is a terrific pairing with figs.
This danish is creamy, spicy, sweet, and the pastry is flaky and light. Enjoy it as a late morning treat with a cup of cinnamon Hazelnut coffee or with a glass of Star Tree 2010 Nouveau Blanc, a South African natural sweet white wine.