Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish
Cream Cheese Danish is a simple and delicious treat. This cheese danish recipe is easy to make using puff pastry dough, topped with a cream cheese filling and fresh blueberries.
We rarely make homemade breakfast pastries, but who can resist a danish? Danishes remind me of family vacations and hotel breakfasts where everyone indulges just a little more. Sometimes we need to indulge at home too, and cheese danish is one of our favorites.
Why You Will Love this Cream Cheese Danish:
- Using puff pastry makes the recipe quick and easy.
- The puff pastry danish is flaky and buttery, and the filling is sweet and creamy.
- It’s fancy enough for a special occasion brunch, yet simple enough to make on a Sunday morning.
Making Cheese Danishes with Puff Pastry Dough
Store-bought puff pastry works its magic here, saving you lots of time and effort in the kitchen. While some danish recipes call for crescent rolls, the flaky and crispy texture from puff pastry really makes this danish a special treat.
For the filling in these cheese danish, I combined cream cheese and Greek yogurt. I also added a little lemon zest because lemon and blueberries go so well together. I’m excited to try these cream cheese danish with other berries as well. Strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries would all be delicious toppings.
Cheese Danish Recipe (Full Recipe Instructions)
- After the puffy pastry thaws, use a sharp knife to score (do not cut all the way through) a rectangle into each piece, about ½-inch from the edge as shown below.
- Use a fork to poke several holes inside the inner rectangle. The holes will prevent the middle from puffing so it can hold the filling while allowing the outside edges of the pastries to puff up.
- Next, spoon about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese filling (ingredients in the recipe card below) in the center of each pastry piece and spread it out over the middle of the dough, leaving the ½-inch border free of filling.
- Top cream cheese mixture with fresh blueberries or other fresh berries such as raspberries or blackberries.
- Brush with egg wash and bake.
Make the Icing
Add the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and pinch of salt to a small bowl and whisk vigorously until smooth. Drizzle the icing over the cooled danish with a spoon.
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Cream Cheese Danish Recipe
Pastry and Filling:
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 egg yolk, reserve the white for the egg wash
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- zest of 1 small lemon
- 4 oz. fresh blueberries
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, or milk
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Lay one sheet frozen puff pastry on a lightly floured work surface to thaw for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese filling: Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, yogurt, egg yolk, granulated sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest until smooth.
- Cut puff pastry into 12 to 16 equal rectangles. Place the puff pastry pieces on the prepared baking sheet.
- Use a sharp knife to score a smaller rectangle into each piece, about ½-inch from the edge. Do not cut all the way through the pastry. Use a fork to poke several holes inside the inner rectangle. Do not poke any holes in the ½-inch border. These two steps will allow the outside edges of the pastries to puff up while baking, while preventing the middle from puffing so it can hold the filling.
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese filling in the center of each pastry piece and spread it out over the middle of the dough, leaving the ½-inch border free of filling. Top cream cheese mixture with a few blueberries.
- Make the egg wash by beating together the egg white and tablespoon of water with a fork. Brush the outer ½-inch border of each pastry with the egg wash.
- Bake pastries for 12-14 minutes, until pastry is lightly golden. Let cool for 10 minutes before glazing.
- Once the pastries are cool, make the glaze: Whisk together the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and pinch of salt. Drizzle the glaze over the tops of the pastries. (You can either do this with a spoon or by placing the glaze in a small zip-top plastic baggie and cutting off a very tiny piece of the corner to pipe the glaze.) Serve, topping with additional blueberries if desired. Refrigerate any leftovers.
What a sweet post, Kristine! I think it’s too cute that your daughter wants to call her all of the time. These danishes look like such a fantastic way to celebrate Mother’s Day. I love that you used puff pastry too!
Puff pastry is sooo good! Thanks for your sweet comment, Danielle!
What a great post, Kristine! So nice to have a mom you are close to. These blueberry treats look wonderful!
Thank you, Kelly! 🙂
Yes please! This is a danish after my own heart… cream cheese AND blueberries. Genius! Need this for mothers day for sure!
Yep, the cream cheese and blueberries get me too!
Oh my. I would LOVE to have these on Mother’s Day!!!!
🙂 Me too!
I just love how easy and gorgeous these are! I need to buy puff pastry more often. Definitely pinning for later!
I think I’ll be making many more things with puff pastry in the near future. Thank you for pinning, Ashley!
Those danishes are SO beautiful and delicious looking! Those flavors sound awesome together!! Pinned 🙂
Thank you, Christina! I appreciate the pin!
This danishes are so pretty! Pinned!
I grew up as the second oldest of 6 kids so we were always competing for my mom’s attention. Big families are great! So glad that you still live so close to your mom. =)
I didn’t know you came from such a big family, Mariah! Lots of kids = lots of fun times! 🙂
Oh these look absolutely perfect, Kristine! I love cream cheese danish, one of my favorites! Sounds like the perfect treat for Mother’s Day!
Thank you, Gayle! I can’t resist anything with cream cheese!
That is so sweet! I love that you are making these for your mom. My mom is going to be on vacation this Mother’s Day and I am so excited for her. We will have to celebrate later.
I hope your mom has a nice vacation and that you two have time together soon after! 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day to you too! I rarely get to see my mom because she lives across the country. There are so many things I would love to make for her on Mother’s Day that I don’t get to. She would love these lovely little treats. They are just the kind of thing she would enjoy with her afternoon coffee.
Happy Mother’s Day, Thao! I hope you get to spend some time with your mom soon!
I do love devouring a good berry danish but I rarely have time to make them and the danish pastry from scratch.. so thanks for this super easy blueberry danish recipe, I have to make it!
As much as I’d like to make all of my puff pastry from scratch, I just don’t have the time! Store-bought worked wonderfully in these. 🙂
Thanks, Roxana! 🙂
Yum! I love puff pastry sheets, and this is a fab way to use it!
Thanks, Tina! Making these, I was reminded that I need to bake with puff pastry more often!
This is such a sweet post, Kristine. So nice that you live so close to your mom. These danishes are so pretty! I love how easy they are to put together! They’re perfect for Mother’s Day!
Thanks, Kelly! 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day!
These look so delicious, Kristine, and I’m putting my order in for some of these for Sunday! haha Love that filling, too. Hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day!
Thank you, Marcie! I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and that someone bakes you something sweet! 🙂
These are seriously so gorgeous! In love. Perfect for Spring and Summer!
Thank you, Jocelyn! I know I’ll be making these again soon!
I’m also from a family of five, and seriously do not know how my mom did it!! These danish look so delicious – what a perfect thing to make to celebrate mother’s day!
Moms of 5 (or Moms period) are just amazing! Thanks, Cate!
I love using puff pastry! You can really create some beautiful things without too much work! These danishes sound sooo yummy. I love the idea of the yogurt filling! Yum!
Thank you, Jess! Puff pastry is one of my favorite kitchen shortcuts!
I made these with quark pastry and they were cracking, love the lighter filling
I haven’t ever tried quark pastry. I’m glad you enjoyed the filling!
I love this recipe. the puffs taste so good! my family loves these treats. i dont eat egg and i subsituted it with apple scause and it tastes amazing! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!
I absolutely love cheese danishes, I can’t wait till I’m able to make this!! Thanks for the great recipe, I’m actually in the middle of making breakfast smoothies from your smoothies list!!