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Super Easy Breakfast: Cheese & Blueberry Danish with Puff Pastry

Super Easy Cheese & Blueberry Danish Puff Pastry

by Regan

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Can I tell you how much I love puff pastry? It is so versatile and I use it quite often in my house. From pot pie to breakfast sandwiches, puff pastry can be used for many things. This time, I used it to make cheese and blueberry danish puff pastry.

I’m all about making easy, delicious food. While these aren’t authentic danish pastries, they definitely fit the definition of easy and delicious. Made with only three to four ingredients, you could make these for a quick breakfast any day of the week. All you need is puff pastry, blueberry cream cheese, and vanilla. If you prefer a plain cheese danish (or, to quote my husband, a plainish) then you will need plain cream cheese, vanilla, and a little sugar.

Preparing the puff pastry dough

Super Easy Breakfast: Cheese & Blueberry Danish with Puff Pastry

Super Easy Breakfast: Cheese & Blueberry Danish with Puff Pastry

Another reason I love working with puff pastry is that it’s so easy! All you have to do is let it thaw for a half hour or so and you’re good to go. It’s folded in thirds so unfold the dough, cut it along the folds, then cut the thirds in half to make six rectangles. I like to use a pizza cutter, but a knife will work just as well.

Now that you have six rectangles of dough, transfer them to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Once transferred, take a small sharp knife and cut a rectangle in the center of the dough. This is where you will put the filling and it will create an indent so your filling doesn’t go all over the place.

Simple so far, right? Yes, you can do this!

Super Easy Breakfast: Cheese & Blueberry Danish with Puff Pastry

After you’ve cut out the puff pastry dough, prepare the filling. This is so easy, guys! These instructions are per sheet of puff pastry since I made two different flavors. If you are making both sheets of pastry with just one flavor, you would double the recipe.

Blueberry danish

In a bowl, combine four ounces of cream cheese and a half teaspoon of vanilla in a bowl. The blueberry cream cheese is soft enough that you don’t need to pre-soften it and you can easily beat it together with a whisk. It is also sweet enough as-is, so there is no need for added sugar. Bonus!

Cheese danish

The instructions are the same as above, but also add a quarter teaspoon of lemon extract (optional) and a tablespoon of white sugar. Leave the cream cheese out to soften or you can put it in the microwave for a few seconds. It’s up to you.

Prepare the danish

Spread the filling over the cut-out area of the pastry with a spoon, brush some egg wash over the edges of the danish if you’d like, then place in a 400-degree oven for 14 minutes or so. I like to turn them after 11 minutes so they brown evenly. Let them cool, drizzle with glaze and that’s it! So, so easy! And so, so good!

Super Easy Breakfast: Cheese & Blueberry Danish with Puff Pastry

Super Easy Cheese & Blueberry Danish Puff Pastry

Super Easy Breakfast: Cheese & Blueberry Danish with Puff Pastry

Ingredients

  • 1 package of, 2 frozen puff pastries (one for each flavor. If making just one flavor, double the ingredients of that flavor)
  • BLUEBERRY DANISH
  • Frozen puff pastry, one sheet
  • 4 oz blueberry cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • Fresh blueberries for garnish, optional
  • CHEESE DANISH
  • Frozen puff pastry, one sheet
  • 4 oz plain cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract, optional
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • SUGAR GLAZE, for two pastry sheets
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract, optional
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut puff pastry dough into six rectangles, then cut a smaller rectangle in the center of each.
  3. Lay pastry on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silicone baking rack.
  4. Combine the filling ingredients with a whisk (allow orginal cream cheese to soften, not necessary for blueberry)
  5. With a spoon, spread the filling evenly over the inner square of each pastry. If you'd like, garnish with fresh blueberries.
  6. Bake pastries for 13-15 minutes, depending on your oven. For even browning, turn the pan about halfway through.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. GLAZE:
  9. Once the pastries are fully cooled, add the ingredients to a small saucepan and heat until the glaze is liquid but sticks to the back of a spoon. Drizzle over cooled pastries.

Super Easy Breakfast: Cheese & Blueberry Danish with Puff Pastry

Super Easy Breakfast: Cheese & Blueberry Danish with Puff Pastry

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2 comments

Ronald Gagnon June 12, 2017 - 8:00 pm

WE all love Danishes..but never thought to try cheese and blueberries..sounds delicious and easy to make

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Gabriella Moreno June 12, 2017 - 8:20 am

Um YUM! Can’t wait to try this and sub strawberries for blueberries.

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