Bluberry Cheese Danish

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 Blueberry Cheese Danish

Puff Pastry and preserved james are staple ingredient, in my freezer and pantry year round. This is one of my favorite go to quick and easy breakfast, brunch, or coffee time recipes, that I have been making for years. This puff pastry delight can easily be whipped up and served  in under an hour!

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Ingredients

1 8oz. cream cheese (at room temperature)

1 large egg yolk

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon sour cream

2 sheets puff pastry (thawed)

1 1/2 cups jam (blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, or mini chocolate morsels)

1 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon & 1 teaspoon sugar

Egg wash: 1 large egg & 1 tablespoon water beaten well

Confectioners’ sugar

 Step-by-Step

1 combine cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar, lemon rind,  pure vanilla extract,  and sour cream in a mixing bowl, whisk till all ingredients just come together ( do not over mix…lumpy is good)

2 place thawed puff pastry sheets onto a lightly floured work surface; cut each sheet into 4 equal squares

4 using 1 inch cookie scoop, place scant scoop of cheese filling into the center of each puff pastry square; add optional  1 teaspoon jam or mini chocolate morsels

5 using small pastry brush; apply egg wash to opposite corner of the pastry square

6 carefully fold one tip (corner) towards the center across filling, and gently press pastry securing pastry to it self

7 overlap the opposite tip (corner) tightly over the other; gently press pastry dough together, sealing puff pastry dough to its self

8 transfer to parchment lined baking sheet; repeat with all puff pastry squares

9 chill prepared Danish in refrigerator 30 minutes before baking

10 pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

11 remove prepared Danish from refrigerator; brush tops with egg wash; immediately dust with cinnamon and sugar

12 bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown

13 cool 5 minutes; dust with confectioners’ sugar; serve

 

 

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