1 large egg ▢1 tsp water ▢1 egg yolk ▢8 oz. cream cheese softened ▢3 tbsp. sugar plus some for dusting ▢1 tsp lemon juice ▢1/4 tsp vanilla extract ▢1 (17.3 oz.) package frozen puff pastry sheets thawed ▢1 can cherry pie filling

Step : 1

Preheating the oven to 400°F is required. In order to begin, prepare two baking trays, line them with parchment paper.

Step : 2 

The egg should be cracked into a tiny bowl. Water should be added and beaten in. Aside; set aside.

Step : 3

Combine the egg yolk, cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a medium basin. Combine the ingredients using a medium-high speed electric mixer.

Step : 4

Proceed to lay out both puff pastry sheets on a clear surface. Each page must be divided into four even squares. To transform the squares into octagons, fold each corner inwards by approximately 1 inch.

Step : 5

Incorporate a solitary dollop of the cream cheese mixture into the central region of every octagon. (1–2 tablespoons each). Maintain the cream cheese in the form of a dollop. Avoid spreading it out.

Step : 6

Cherry Pie Filling: An optional cherry garnish may be applied over the dollop of cream cheese.

Step : 7

Coat a pastry brush with the milk and egg mixture. Apply the mixture to the exposed puff pastry on top. Sugar should be sprinkled over the exposed pastry.

Step : 8

Bake until the pastry is an even golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. After cooling, proceed to serve.

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