Yield: 8

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

Make-Ahead Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish on a platter, with a collander of fresh blueberries in the background.

Waking up is hard sometimes, so treat yourself with this delicious blueberry cream cheese danish!  Or prepare this ahead of time and pull it out to impress company for breakfast or brunch.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


For 2 pastries:

  • 1 box puff pastry (2 sheets)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup blueberry pie filling
  • 1 egg, (for egg wash)

For icing glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Thaw puff pastry according to directions.  You'll want it pliable but still cold.
  2. Flatten each sheet of pastry dough, and cut in half lengthwise (you'll have 4 long rectangles).  Set two rectangles aside.  Place the other two rectangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Mix together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.  Divide cream cheese mixture evenly, and spread over each rectangle, leaving 1/2 inch along each edge.
  4. Divide pie filling evenly and spread lightly on top of cream cheese layers, again leaving 1/2 inch along each edge of pastry dough.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon of water to make egg wash.
  6. Lightly brush egg wash along exposed edges of filling-topped pastry dough rectangles.  Set aside.
  7. Take the two remaining pastry rectangles, and cut slits approximately 1 inch apart along center length of dough, starting and ending 1 inch from sides and edges.
  8. Gently lift rectangles and place on bottom layers, pressing edges together firmly to seal.  Crimp edges with a fork, or press with fingertips.
  9. Brush egg wash over tops of danishes.  

To freeze:

  1. Place danishes into freezer on parchment or silicone lined tray.  Allow to freeze for several hours or overnight, until frozen solid.  Carefully remove frozen danishes from tray, wrap loosely in parchment or wax paper, and place into labeled gallon-size freezer bag.  Place back in freezer.

To bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place frozen danish(es) on baking sheet lined with parchment or silicone mat, and bake for 30-35 until pastry is fully puffed and top is golden brown.
  2. (Alternately, you can choose to thaw the frozen danish(es) in the refrigerator overnight first, and then bake the next day.  In this case, bake the danish(es) for 20-25 minutes until pastry is fully puffed and top is golden brown.)
  3. In small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.  (Start with 1 tablespoon of milk and add more to achieve desired consistency.)  Pour icing glaze over warm danish.  Serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only.

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