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lemon blueberry danish

Lemon Blueberry Danish

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 4 danishes 1x


This delicious lemon blueberry danish is made with puff pastry for a surprisingly simple yet impressive treat! These will be a hit for your next brunch, or enjoy one with your afternoon coffee.



For the pastry:

  • 1 sheet puff pastry (thawed)
  • 4 teaspoons blueberry jam or preserves
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sugar

For the glaze:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 12 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Cut the puff pastry into four equal pieces and lay them on the sheet tray.
  3. Place the blueberry jam in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until spreadable.
  4. Place 1 teaspoon of the jam in the center of each piece of pastry. Spread the jam on the pastry.
  5. Top each pastry with the blueberries, making sure they are evenly distributed between the four pieces.
  6. In a small bowl, add the egg and splash of water, whisk to combine.
  7. Fold over one corner of the pastry to cover the filling, brush a little egg wash right on top of the corner. Take the opposite corner and fold it over the filling and press it down on top of the other piece of pastry.
  8. Brush the pastries with egg wash. Sprinkle the coarse sugar evenly over each pastry.
  9. Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden brown. Let cool slightly.
  10. While the danishes are baking, make the icing by placing the cream cheese and butter in a medium-sized bowl. Using a hand mixer, cream together until smooth.
  11. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest, mix to combine.
  12. Add 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and mix in.
  13. If the glaze is thick yet pourable, it is ready. If it is still too thick to pour, add a little more lemon juice at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
  14. Drizzle the glaze over the danishes and serve.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American