I’m probably committing a huge foodie blogger sin. No, I’m not using Cream of Mushroom Soup, but it’s probably just as bad….refrigerated crescent dough. But you know what would have been an even bigger foodie blogger sin? If I attempted to make a pastry dough from scratch. So, live with it.
I found this recipe in the Smart Cooking the Costco Way. I know. I know. But it is really this great (and free) book that you can pick up.
So, were these amazing? No. But was I eating a nice warm Danish about 45 minutes after deciding to make them? Yes. Yes, I was.
Blueberry Danish Delight
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries
- 1 package seamless Pillsbury Crescent Dough (I couldn’t find seamless, so I just smooched together the regular dough)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon water
- Confectioners sugar (optional)
In a mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until it’s smooth. Add egg, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla, beat until well blended and fold in the blueberries.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll out the dough on the sheet. Cut the dough into 8 squares. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of the blueberry mixture on each square on a diagonal. Pick up the opposite ends of the square and fold over, overlapping to form the Danish.
In a small bowl, mix the honey and water and brush over the Danish.
Bake for 13-15 minutes, remove from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes.
Dust with powder sugar and eat. Try not to think about how your foodie friends are going to shun you.
This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!