This Lemon Blueberry Danish is a light and fluffy pastry topped with a cream cheese mixture, blueberry jam, and fresh blueberries. It’s a perfect Sunday morning (or any morning) treat that is easy to make and just as easy to enjoy! If you love the combination of blueberry and lemon, be sure to try my Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls.

Lemon Blueberry Danish on a White Plate

Lemon Blueberry Danish

It’s amazing that the flaky pastry we know as a Danish was actually a mistake! A French baker forgot to add butter to the flour, so he went ahead and tried to fold it into the dough. Well, ever since the ‘mistake’, the Danish is now popular around the world and is commonly filled with jams, fruits, and nuts. This is kinda like that – but a lot easier.

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How to Serve Blueberry Danish

These are best served hot and fresh.

Lemon Blueberry Danish on a White Plate with Lemons

How to Store Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

This gets tricky because danish is best stored at room temperature. However, because there is cream cheese in this particular recipe, you will want to refrigerate it. It will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator, however, the puff pastry will lose its crispy, flakey layers.

So I do want to reiterate, these are best served fresh. Should you have leftovers, refrigerate them, and then opt for the oven or air fryer for reheating.

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4.63 from 8 votes

Lemon Blueberry Danish

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Topped with a lemon-flavored cream cheese mixture and fresh blueberries, Lemon Blueberry Danish is an easy to make breakfast sweet treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed according to package directions
  • ounces  cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • tablespoons  granulated sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons  lemon juice
  • teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • cup  fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup blueberry jam
  • large egg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Lay the puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface, and cut each sheet into 6 equal-sized rectangles. You will have a total of 12 rectangles, about 4½x3 inches in size.
  • Arrange the puff pastries evenly onto the lined baking sheets, leaving about 1 inch between each pastry.
  • Use a fork to poke holes around the middle where you will be putting the filling Do not poke holes near the outside, creating a border. This allows the outside border to rise and puff up while the center stays low and holds the filling.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  • Spread about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture onto the center of each puff pastry.
  • In a small bowl, mix together blueberry jam and the fresh blueberries.
  • Top the cream cheese mixture with the blueberry mixture.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg. Brush onto outside edges of pastry.
  • Bake for 15- 18 minutes, or until golden.
  • Remove from oven. Set aside to cool slightly.

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Reader Comments

  1. Let’s just say that I now know there’s a difference between phyllo & puff pastry lol! All that aside the mixture was delicious & as someone suggested I added some lemon rind which worked out quite well! Next time I’ll use puff pastry 🤣

  2. Super easy and delicious but I don’t understand why the pastry was so flat in the middle. It did not rise at all and became gummy. any ideas?

  3. I like to use canned pie/desert fillings. It always tastes good and if in a hurry, it fills the bill!

  4. Disappointing nearly every video and blog on this subject is using frozen pastry dough vs just making it. It’s not homemade.

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