Danish Anyone? Easy 20 Minute Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Danish
1 sheet of puff pastry, unthawed
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2-3 tbsp. sugar...
1 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 tbsp. lemon zest
1 egg, whisked
3 tbsp. water
powdered sugar, for dusting

Directions:  makes 6
1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Lay out a sheet of parchment paper big enough to fit the puff pastry sheet with a few inches to spare on each side. Lightly flour the parchment paper and roll puff pastry into a rectangle. Cut lengthwise once and then 2 times width wise creating 6 equal pieces.
2. With a knife, score the border of each puff pastry.  Use a fork to make a couple pricks into the dough leaving about an inch border, as shown in the photo. This helps keep the middle of the pastry from rising.
3. In a bowl, stir together softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and lemon juice.  Spoon about 2-3 heaping tbsp. of mixture in the middle of each piece of dough and spread around evenly, making sure there is a good 1inch border around it. Evenly distribute the blueberries on each piece of dough lightly pressing down so they stay.
4. Transfer the parchment sheet with the pastries onto a cookie sheet.  In a small dish, whisk together the egg and water making an egg wash.  Brush the edges of the puff pastry with the mixture, this allows the edges to get golden and crispy.
5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown, rotate the baking sheet halfway through baking. Remove from baking sheet and cook on a wire rack. Top with lemon zest and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Serve warm or room temperature.
From Brittany at Say YesBlog

Jan Tanis
Jan Tanis

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3 comments:

  1. Hi Jan, love your header and this recipe looks divine. Thanks for sharing. I would make it with cherries too.
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  2. Hi Jan, That recipe looks like it makes a nice pastry. I love Danish too. Certainly easy. Blessings to you and yours. xoxo,Susie

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  3. Hi Jan, stopping back by to say have a nice weekend. Stay warm. We are cold here. brrrrrr
    Celeste xo

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