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Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry

Flaky, buttery pastry, creamy cheese filling, baked until light and topped with a sweet glaze and a hint of lemon. This little strudel treat quickly became very popular in our home.

This cream cheese danish recipe uses the most versatile dough out there – puff pastry. Puff pastry can be found in the frozen dessert section of most markets, or you can simply make your own. You can find our homemade puff pastry recipe here on Joyous Home, video included.

Prepare the puff pastry – if it’s frozen, thaw it out but make sure it’s still cold. Rinse blueberries and set aside.

Roll the puff pastry into a rectangle, and score 6 sections leaving a border around the edges. Prick generously through the center of the dough with a fork; this helps the dough center not to puff during baking and keeps the filling right in the middle.

Fresh blueberries for pastry.
Puff pastry dough is great for making homemade danish!

The filling is made with softened cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice. It must be smooth with no lumps!

Whipping up cream cheese filling for pastry.
Cream cheese filling for puff pastry danish.

Spread 2-3 TBSP. of filling in the center of each pastry. The filling did not overbubble the edges so you can be generous, just leave the edges unfilled.

Cream cheese filling for puff pastry.
Cream cheese filling for puff pastry danish.

Top the filling with fresh blueberries, pack them in if you have enough. I wasn’t sure if I would have a spillover with the blueberries, but everything baked right in the center! Don’t forget to prick the center with a fork!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry
Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry

Brush all the edges carefully with the egg wash. Don’t leave any spaces unbrushed. This step gives the edges a golden color and crisp texture. Pop them into a preheated oven – 18-20 minutes is all they need!

Brush puff pastry with egg wash for a golden color!

Bake homemade danish using puff pastry!

The smell in your kitchen is going to be sensational, I promise. Let the pastries cool completely. Drizzle the tops with the glaze. Get your coffee ready before this step – enjoy!

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Easy Cream Cheese Danish

Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry


  • Author: Theresa
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Large Danish 1x
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Description

Flaky, buttery pastries with creamy cheese filling and topped with fresh blueberries!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 box of frozen puff pastry or 1 sheet of homemade puff pastry
  • 2 cups of fresh blueberries
  • 8oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Glaze:
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 56 TBSP. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Egg Wash:
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Thaw out puff pastry but keep it cold.
  3. Rinse the blueberries.
  4. Roll the pastry into a rectangle, scoring six sections. Score a 1/2″ around each and prick the center generously with a fork. Keep the pastry chilled.
  5. Mix the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla and lemon until smooth with no lumps.
  6. Spread 2-3 TBSP of the cream cheese filling into the center of each pastry.
  7. Top with blueberries, packing them into the center.
  8. Brush the edges with the egg wash, leaving no dry spots.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden on the edges.
  10. Cool and drizzle each with the glaze.

Notes

You may have extra filling, so you may want to have more pastry on hand.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast & Brunch
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: pastries, cream cheese danish

XO, Theresa

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry

Theresa

On Joyous Home, you'll find everything from food to handiwork, homeschooling to grace-filled living. Along with my daughter, Jessica, we love publishing and blogging about homemaking. We are children of Christ, and imperfect wives and homemakers. We're happy you're here!
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