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baked lemon blueberry danish on parchment paper.
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Lemon Blueberry Danish

These delicious lemon blueberry danish are light and flaky filled with a cream cheese filling. Made with simple ingredients in under 40 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: breakast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 237kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tbsp sugar or to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon zest or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, vanilla extract, lemon zest, sugar, and salt. Mix until well combined. Taste it and add more sugar or lemon zest if needed. 
  • Cut each puff pastry sheet into 8 small squares. Two sheets of puff pastry should give you 16 squares. 
  • Place the small triangles on a baking sheet and add about 1-2 tbsp of the cream cheese mixture to the center of each triangle. Make sure to leave about a 1/2 inch border around the edges. Top the cream cheese with fresh blueberries. 
  • To make the egg wash, whisk 1 egg and 1 tbsp of water. Brush the edges with egg wash. Bake for 15 minutes. 
  • Top the danishes with powdered sugar and serve warm! 

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Notes

  • Add as many or as few blueberries as you want! You can also use blueberry jam instead of fresh fruit.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened at room temperature otherwise it'll be difficult to mix.
  • Traditionally danishes are drizzled with glaze but I prefer topping them with powdered sugar.
  • To make a quick glaze, simply mix 1 cup of powdered sugar and 3 tbsp of milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg