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Easy Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Danish

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Danish is an easy homemade breakfast pastry filled with lemon cream cheese and blueberry pie filling. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Danish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Author Jessica @ swankyrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons powdered confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cans store-bought crescent rolls ( I used big and flaky)
  • granulated sugar, to dush
  • 21 ounces blueberry pie filling

Icing

  • 1 cup powdered confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    In a medium bowl, combine granulated sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and cream cheese. Beat until smooth; set aside.
    Unroll crescent rolls. There will be 4 large rectangles of dough pre-cut down the center lines. Run a knife down the center both vertically and horizontally. Disregard the crescent shapes, you want 4 rectangles. Repeat with second crescent rolls container. SEE NOTES FOR A SIMILAR YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK to demonstrate this.
    Pinch the seams in each rectangle to hold together and form a solid piece of dough. Generously coat each side of the rectangles with sugar. You should have 8 rectangles of dough from two containers of store-bought rolls.
    Slice each rectangle of dough in half the long way. You will have 16 strips of sugared dough once done.
    Gently stretch each strip of dough without it breaking.
    Twist the dough rope.
    Spiral the rope around itself to form a loose circle/spiral. SEE NOTES FOR A SIMILAR YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK to demonstrate this.
    Place onto cookie sheet, spacing danishes about 2 inches apart.
    Using a spoon/fingers, press fingers into center of dough to create of bowl/well.
    Add cream cheese to the center and spoon a little blueberry filling on top of cream cheese.
    Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. If using regular size crescent roll dough, bake 15-17 minutes.  If using big and flaky crescent roll dough, bake 17-20 minutes.
    To make the icing, combine powdered confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, and water. Mix until smooth. Drizzle over the top of each cooled danish. 

Notes

VIDEO of a similar recipe link below.  I've changed a few things.  You'll want to follow my recipe but use the same technique shown in this video.  Each rectangle of dough is only sliced into two strips, not four.  I find if the strips are any smaller, they are hard to work with and the filling won't stick well. VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVhY2UZNNwY