This Blueberry Danish is filled with a sweet cheese center and blueberry pie filling. They are easy to make and look so fancy when topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. Enjoy one for breakfast or dessert or share at Sunday brunch.
Danishes are an easy pastry to make for breakfast or brunch. They look so pretty and fancy on your table, yet they are so simple to make.
Over the years we have made quite a few danish recipes. They are perfect for morning treats or late night snacks.
Why Make This Recipe
This cream filled blueberry danish is one of the easiest breakfast recipes you can make. Plus, homemade always tastes better than anything you can buy at the store.
Using crescent rolls for the base makes them simple to put together. In less than 30 minutes, you can be enjoying a blueberry danish in your own home. No special equipment or skills needed.
What you will love most about this recipe is how versatile it is. Change out the blueberries for your favorite jam or pie filling and create a new and exciting pastry each time.
This danish recipe is great for holidays, special occasions, and showers, as it will impress everyone. Great for Easter and Mother's day!
You just need 8 simple ingredients to make these pastries, and that includes the sweet vanilla glaze. Scroll to the bottom to find the printable recipe card with instructions.
- Crescent Rolls - I prefer Pillsbury rolls, but any brand can do. Keep them in the fridge until you are ready to assemble the danishes.
- Cheesecake Filling - A mixture of softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract makes a simple cheese filling.
- Blueberry Pie Filling - Keep it simple by using canned pie filling. If you love homemade pie filling try this blueberry pie filling. Feel free to use any flavor fruit filling you like.
- Turbinado Sugar - This is totally optional, but I love the crunch it adds to pastries like apple turnovers.
- Sweet Glaze - Whisk together powdered sugar and milk until smooth enough to drizzle on each cooled blueberry danish.
How To Make a Blueberry Danish
Here are the simple steps to make this blueberry pastry. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool down enough, so you don't burn your mouth on the hot filling.
- Make the cheese filling. Beat together the softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl until creamy.
- Unroll the dough. Open the containers and unroll both dough sheets. Press together any seams if using rolls. Cut each rectangle into 8 squares for a total of 16.
- Add fillings. Spoon the cream cheese mixture evenly on the squares and top with a spoonful of blueberry filling. Fold one corner over the center, then fold the opposite corner on top.
- Bake and glaze. Place the assembled danishes on a baking sheet and sprinkle the dough with turbinado sugar. Bake until golden brown, then let cool before adding a sugar glaze.
These cheese and berry danishes are best served the same day because the pastry will have the best texture.
In the Refrigerator - Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The dough will soften, so they will not be as crisp.
In the Freezer - Place them on a parchment lined tray in the freezer until frozen solid. Wrap each in plastic wrap then place in a freezer safe bag and freeze for 1-2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.
To Reheat - Microwave for 10-20 seconds to warm up a single danish.
Tips & Tricks
- Look for the crescent roll sheets at the grocery store, instead of pressing the seams together.
- Try using puff pastry dough for a different taste and texture.
- Soften the cream cheese ahead of time, so it is easier to make the cream cheese filling for the danish.
- Leave the crescent dough in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. It is easiest to work with when it is cold.
- Allow the baked danish to cool to room temperature before adding the sugar topping. If they are still hot, the glaze will melt off.
- Make a batch of homemade pie filling ahead of time. A few of our favorites are apple pie filling, cherry pie filling, and blackberry pie filling.
A danish is some type of pastry dough filled with custard, jam, cheese, fruit, or sweet filling.
Everyone has differing opinions on this. I personally think anything made with a dairy product needs to be kept in the refrigerator.
You can assemble the danishes ahead of time. Then cover and keep them unbaked in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Bake as directed before serving.
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*The post for blueberry cream cheese danish was first published July 2012. It was updated and republished January 2023.