Cheats Blueberry Danish

Makes: 9 Ready in: 55 mins

These easy Cheats Danish Pastries are quick to make and use frozen puff pastry in place of a yeast dough, so lots of crispy buttery goodness without the faff.


  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 125g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • icing sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease a baking tray with non-stick cooking spray. Place blueberries and 1 tablespoon sugar in a small saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and leave to cool.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Join the sheets pastry sheets together to form 1 long rectangle, pressing firmly along the join. Slice pastry into 9 long strips.

Take a strip and twist until it is twisted along its length. Coil the onto the tray forming a spiral and tuck the end underneath. Repeat with remaining strips. Press a spoon into the centre of each to form a flattish bowl in the middle.

Spoon cream cheese mixture onto the middle of each then top with a dollop of the cooled berry mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown


Add a drizzle of lemon icing, vanilla glaze or melted white chocolate if you like.



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