Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted Updated

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish are a great treat you can even make during the week. All ready in less than an hour for a delicious sweet treat.

Do you have a kitchen bucket list? You know, that always-growing list of things you want to attempt in the kitchen?

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Maybe it’s just me, but I’m always wanting to try my hand at making new things. That’s how I l learned how to make gnocchi as well as homemade mascarpone — just attempting things outside my normal box makes cooking fun.

OK, it can be frustrating too. Not gonna lie there.

One of the things that has been on my list for a while is to make danish from scratch. Danish aren’t as important here in Texas as they were growing up in Wisconsin (holla, Racine kringle!) because we have kolache instead, but I still have a fondness.

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Of course, with a busy life and two kids, I haven’t found the time to do it. Enter puff pastry!

Puff pastry is one of those things I think everyone should have a stash of in their freezer. I stocked up during the holidays when Trader Joe’s had theirs, so now I’m ready to make all manner of easy treats.

These blueberry cream cheese danish are so simple to throw together. I combined the cream cheese with some powdered sugar and almond extract, plus a bit of lemon for a bit of a citrus kick.

I love how lemon, almond and blueberry play off one another.

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You can use more sugar in these if you like, or even skip the cream cheese completely if you don’t like the tang it gives. It works really well with blueberries, though, so try it!

Because it’s winter the blueberries I used are frozen, but of course you can use fresh. I like the small wild blueberries for this because it seems like you get more blueberry flavor in each bite, and it’s a bit easier to keep them corralled in the pastry.

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These are best the day of, slightly cooled and with a dusting of powdered sugar. You can keep them in an airtight container for about 2 days.

If you have any blueberries left over, why not try my blueberry white chocolate cookies?

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

    9 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1-2 tablespoons Powdered Sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon zest, and almond extract until well-blended.
  3. Toss the blueberries with the granulated sugar.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry into an approximate square and cut into 9 squares. Make a cut in each corner halfway to the middle.
  5. Spoon some of the cream cheese mixture into the center of the square, then top with blueberries. Fold in every other corner to the center to create a pinwheel shape. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  6. Whisk together the egg and water, then brush over the pastries.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

 

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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 9 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 93
Calories 174

% Daily Value*
18%
Total Fat 12g
30%
  Saturated Fat 6g
2%
Sodium 37mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 3g
7%
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.