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Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish: A Perfect Pastry Delight

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Discover the perfect balance of creamy, tangy, and sweet with our Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish. This delightful pastry is easy to make and offers a delicious combination of fresh blueberries, rich cream cheese, and flaky puff pastry. Whether enjoyed as a breakfast treat or a sweet snack, these danishes are sure to impress your family and friends with their elegant appearance and delectable flavor.

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Ingredients:

For the Danish:
  • 1 box (2 sheets) puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
For the Egg Wash:
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons milk
For the Icing:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Puff Pastry:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Unfold the puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Cut each sheet into four equal squares, giving you a total of eight squares.
  2. Make the Cream Cheese Filling:
    • In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  3. Assemble the Danishes:
    • Place a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each puff pastry square. Spread it slightly, but leave a border around the edges.
    • Top the cream cheese mixture with a few fresh blueberries.
    • Fold the corners of each puff pastry square towards the center, pressing gently to seal.
  4. Apply the Egg Wash:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk to make the egg wash.
    • Brush the edges of the pastries with the egg wash to give them a golden, glossy finish.
  5. Bake:
    • Place the assembled danishes on the prepared baking sheet.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown and puffed.
    • Remove from the oven and allow the danishes to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Prepare the Icing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Start with 1/2 tablespoon of milk and add more as needed to reach a drizzling consistency.
  7. Glaze the Danishes:
    • Once the danishes have cooled, drizzle the icing over the top of each one using a spoon or a small piping bag.
  8. Serve and Enjoy:
    • These danishes are best enjoyed fresh, but they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Cook’s Tips and Variations:

  • Fruit Variations: Feel free to substitute the blueberries with other fresh fruits like raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries.
  • Cream Cheese Mixture: For added flavor, you can mix a teaspoon of lemon zest into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Frozen Puff Pastry: Ensure the puff pastry is fully thawed but still cold to the touch before working with it for the best results.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Can I use frozen blueberries? A: Yes, you can use frozen blueberries. Thaw and drain them well before using to prevent excess moisture from making the pastries soggy.

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Q: How can I prevent the cream cheese mixture from leaking out during baking? A: Ensure you leave a border around the edges when spreading the cream cheese mixture and press the corners of the puff pastry firmly to seal.

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Q: Can I prepare these danishes in advance? A: You can assemble the danishes and refrigerate them (unbaked) for a few hours in advance. Bake them just before serving for the best taste and texture.

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With their delightful combination of fresh blueberries, rich cream cheese, and flaky puff pastry, these Blueberry Cream Cheese Danishes are a wonderful treat for any occasion. Simple to prepare yet impressive in presentation, they bring a touch of elegance to your breakfast table or snack time. Enjoy the burst of fruity sweetness and creamy filling with each bite, and savor the joy of homemade pastry perfection!

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