Friday, January 21, 2011

Blueberry Danish Delight

Blueberry Danish Delight

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!


Joanne said...

Danishes are delicious things. I've never attempted pastry dough either, so I totally understand. Sometimes, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. And they do look quite wonderful.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Oh, Pam, you are so forgiven - send some of these over, please. ;)

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Yum! These look fabulous! I am going to save your recipe because these sound perfect.

21st Century Housewife© said...

These sound really, really good! Sometimes simpler is definitely better and I've been known to use (quite) a few Pillsbury crescent rolls in my time too :)

Thank you for linking up to the Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home Blog Hop!

Peter M said...

Phew! I'm just relieved that THIS recipe doesn't contain Cream of Mushroom soup.

Thanks for sharing the had me from when you posted the pic in FB.

Lynda said...

I really wish I had a couple of these to go with my coffee! I'm all for easy danish.

shabby girl said...

Ha! We have that book. They were handing them out at Christmas time. Haven't tried anything from it yet.
Warm Danish would be good this morning. 26*..yikes!

Jennifurla said...

they aer gorgeous, I am drooling over your baking...but also this very lovely photo.

Marjie said...

I have nothing but good things to say about the virtues of using prepared stuff to make better stuff. Especially when it means danishes in 45 minutes!

Amy said...

I use refrigerated crescent rolls all the time! I stuff them with nutella, pizza sauce and pepperoni, brown sugar and pumpkin puree.

And now I will be using blueberries and cream cheese...I'll sin right there along with you.

food for thought said...

oy, i am eating different this year... you make me yearn for the good stuff of yesteryear~

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Looks wonderfully delicious!!

Unless you are a food snob, there are no foodie blogger sins. Here's my philosophy. NEVER ever apologize for your cooking or for the way you cook, or the shortcuts you take to make it more enjoyable or easier for you to cook. It is your kitchen and it is your blog. Proudly proclaim that!!

And yes. I, love using crescents, and two of the most popular & most well loved recipes on my site use crescents, so apparently, so do a lot of other folks. I also, and I might add, very proudly, DO use cream of mushroom/chicken/celery/onion soup and have no intention of ever stopping! :)

Have a great weekend!

Kim said...

Pam - I have nothing against a package of crescents. In fact, my family does ask for them quite often. These danishes look marvelous. No doubt they were delicious.

Alea said...

I have found recipes and inspiration in all sorts of odd places. This looks delightful!

Lisa said...

These sound so good. I can't believe it's possible to make delicious danish from the crescent rolls. Who knew? I'm starting a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by sometime this weekend to link this up.

Rebecca Jean said...

Hi there!

I'm visiting for the first time from Feed Me, Tweet Me, Follow Me Home. I'm hooked!

Your blog is beautiful, witty and has me drooling all over my keyboard. I'll follow you anywhere if you feed me - even if it is store-bought pastry dough.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Anne said...

OMG - I don't care where it came from I'm trying it!!!!

Shirley said...

I copied this right away. I love the things you can do with crescent rolls!

Reeni said...

They weren't amazing? They look it! Sometimes a sweet tooth beckons and you have to answer to it any way you can!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Well, this is one foodie friend who is definitely not going to shun you, in fact if I was there I would hug you. Ready-made pastry dough does it for me every time - there are many things I like to make from scratch when I can - pastry is not one of them! I would very happily eat one of these any day - in fact if I gave this a try I could do just that :-)
Sue xo

Amy said...

These look absolutely divine! hm...having desserts for breasfast is the best! :P

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Deb in Hawaii said...

Work for me! ;-) I still make Ina's danishes with the puff pastry dough when I get a craving.

Ingrid said...

I've got no problems with taking shortcuts. Absolutely no problems! :)

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for linking this up with Sweets for a Saturday. I truly appreciate your support. I hope you'll be able to join me again next Saturday. By then, I'll have a cute button that you can grab and add to your post.

grace said...

smooched dough was used, eh? that makes these better than the best. aptly-named and scrumptious creation. the end.

Tatersmama said...

Do I LOOK like I care if my
"oh-so-precious" foodie friends shun me?
Thought not.

I just love the endless possibilities of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls...but just wish I could get them here in Australia. The Blueberry Danish Delights look soooo good! ;)