Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

Blueberry danishes

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
681 Calories
39g Fat
74g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 681
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 104mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Blueberry Danishes are so cute. From the simple way you eat them to their adorable name, they are just cuteness all over. When you've got a package of frozen puff pastry dough on hand, they're also extremely easy to make.

A few ingredients like cream cheese, blueberries, and vanilla extract round out the tiny grocery list for these delectable pastries. You can also replace the blueberries with any other berry or another fruit, like apples. This recipe makes six pastries, but you can easily double or triple the recipe, or make smaller Danishes if you are cooking for a crowd. 

Danishes are a quick and easy brunch dish that you can make ahead of time, too. They're perfect for Easter brunch or sweet bridal and baby showers. They look so pretty and sophisticated on a beautiful white plate. No one has to know that they are the easiest thing to make. Want to go the extra mile? Consider making your own homemade puff pastry


  • 1 (17.25-ounce) package frozen puff pastry dough, thawed according to package directions

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, more or less, for rolling out the dough

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature

  • 1/3 cup sugar, or honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup blueberries

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Once your puff pastry dough has thawed, place it on a lightly floured surface and roll it out into a large rectangle. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  3. Cut the dough into a 2 x 3 grid, making 6 squares total.

  4. Score each square using a knife, creating a 1/2-inch border on the dough.  Use a fork to score the inner square, about 6 times to keep it from puffing during cooking.  Leave the border alone, it will look nice puffed. 

  5. Transfer the squares onto a parchment-lined (or lightly greased) baking sheet. 

  6. Mix together the cream cheese with the sugar and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined. 

  7. Place about 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture onto the center of one of the pastry squares. Press about 6 to 9 blueberries into the cream cheese. Repeat with the remaining squares.

  8. Beat together the egg and the water. Use a pastry brush to spread the egg mixture onto the border edges of the pastry.  

  9. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed.

  10. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

  11. Enjoy hot or cool.

Recipe Variations

  • Switch up the fruit; instead of blueberries, use apples, apricots, strawberries, cherries, or whatever fruit you desire.
  • For extra sweetness, drizzle with a vanilla glaze in place of the powdered sugar.