Sunday, January 27, 2013

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

A few weeks ago, a friend brought some delicious blueberry Danishes in to work.  I had already eaten breakfast that morning and really did not want anything else but hey, who can turn down fresh Danish?!  Certainly not me.

One bite and I was hooked.  "Did you make these?" I asked.  "Yes, they are soo easy!" was her reply.

After a little Pinterest research, I quickly found a recipe which looked very much like the version I tasted.  You can find it here.  I pinned it and made a few notes to myself about how I would tailor it to my own tastes.  Here is the delicious result.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
4 ounces of softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon citrus zest (I used mandarin but orange or lemon would be lovely too)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed)

Heat oven to 375F.  Open the rolls and place them onto a baking stone or sheet as rectangles, pressing the perforations together to reinforce.

Using a hand mixer, blend the cream cheese, sugar, zest and vanilla together until smooth and well combined.

Divide evenly among the four rectangles and smooth out, leaving a thin clean border around the edges.

Top each rectangle evenly with the blueberries.  Bring the corners of the dough together at center, pinching slightly to hold. 

Bake 13 to 15 minutes, until golden.  Allow to cool a bit before serving.  These little bundles are a  delicious way to begin the morning.  Do something nice for yourself and your family by making these soon!


Kristen said...

These look awesome! I may make them with raspberries next weekend!

agrocks said...

How did they turn out, Kristen? I am sure they were delicious... and gorgeous!