Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blueberry Cheese Danish

We got a wonderfully large container of blueberries at Costco and I knew that we needed to do something with them other than just add into our breakfast yogurt.  This weekend gave me the perfect opportunity to do something different and delicious for breakfast.  It came together in about 5 minutes and we had a super indulgent breakfast that was ready in a flash!   The blueberries were wonderful little bursts of flavor in this danish and the lemon was a subtle flavor in the background.

Blueberry Cheese Danish
Adapted from Taste of Home

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon zest
juice of half a lemon
1 cup blueberries
Sugar for dusting

1/4 cup powdered sugar
Juice of half lemon

Beat together cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice until creamy.  Unroll puff pastry onto a baking sheet, spray the pan with cooking spray.  Place cream cheese mixture in the center of the pastry, sprinkle with blueberries.  Fold ends of the pastry in and pinch edges to seal.  Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Remove and let cool 5 minutes.

To make glaze whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice.  Drizzle over danish.

Slice and serve while warm.  Refrigerate leftovers.

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