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Easy Custard Danishes (with Mango)

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I have been going mad with the convenience of puff pastry lately. I have been eating puff pastry with either just the custard or filling it with some sort of fruit like my previous puff pastry with apple post. This time I have made it with custard and mango. I made it as danishes :). Mmmmmm.

Check out this one I made last week!

Looks easy hey? Once again I tried to mimic my former boss's danish but didn't look right. Tastes quite as near lol.

To make 8 custard danishes (with mango) you will need:

  • 2 sheets of store bought puff pastry rolled out
  • butter (melted) to brush on top of pastry
  • 1 ripe mango

for custard filling:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Firstly preheat oven to about 200C. Roll out 2 pastry sheets and cut into 4 squares each and lay onto 2 trays like the one below. Put into fridge.

I re-use the baking sheets! After a few uses I chuck it away. This is the best baking paper I have used!! It's non stick :)

To make the custard:

Put the sugar and water into a saucepan and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes or until the mixture is slightly syrupy.
Mix the cornflour to a smooth paste with a little of the milk. Add the egg yolks and whisk until combined. Add remaining milk, vanilla and the sugar syrup. Return to the pan and stir over a low heat until the mixture thickens. Cool.
Take out prepared pastry sheets out of the fridge and carefully spoon cooled custard onto each of the pastry squares. Start spooning it from the middle of the square because the custard will flow outwards because of the consistency. And then fold from one corner of the pastry to the middle. Do the same for the opposite corner (like shown below). Brush top of pastry with melted butter.

Pop the trays into the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown and puffy.

When it's done cool it for about 10 minutes.

Then with the mango cut some chunks and carefully make a slit into each end of the danishes and insert the mango pieces. It should look like the photo below.

Done!! Enjoy cause it will not last long :)


What do you eat with puff pastry???? Mine is custard! And sometimes wrapped around sausage! What is yours???


  1. i love how you made those danishes. so quick and easy. i have to make this soon!

    my favorite way to eat puff pastry is to make it with meat pie! nom nom nom

  2. These are gorgeous! I can just imagine biting into that flaky golden brown pastry and the warm custard with the mango chunks. Just delicious! I hardly ever use puff pastry - but I am inspired now.

  3. @hannah: quiet easy hey

    @ cinnamon girl rini: yeah its really really easy! buy the store bought one and u can make so many things with puff pastry :)

  4. Hey

    Glad I chanced upon your blog. It is so full of yummy recipes!! will be back so often :)

  5. woah! custard and mango. this is heaven! I'm a huge custard fan too!

  6. I'm loving all your puff pastry recipes here. Mangoes are so cheap at the moment, perfect!