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Flavorful Lemon Blueberry Danish Recipe

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The flavor of this Lemon Blueberry Danish Recipe is truly out of this world. If you’re ready for a sweet treat with fresh blueberries and citrus taste, this delicious dessert recipe is right up your alley. Be certain to check out my other easy blueberry recipes.

This lemon and blueberry braided pastry is a sweet treat loaded with fresh blueberries. Perfect for a twist on your classic cream cheese danish. The cream cheese filling pairs so perfectly with the flaky crust and fruit. My mouth is literally watering just thinking about it right now!

lemons and blueberries in a braided danish

It’s one of my favorite lemon dessert recipes, ever.

I’m a huge fan of puff pastries so this braided pastry with cream cheese filling is never far from my mind. I’ve even used blueberry jam and lemon juice from the fridge when I was in a pinch!

Lemon Blueberry Danish Recipe

The awesome thing about this recipe is that I add in cottage cheese! It’s a great way to add a bit of creaminess and the kids don’t even know it’s there! Make certain to lay the dough on a piece of parchment paper so that it doesn’t stick to the counter. I also line the baking sheet with parchment paper, too.

This simple danish recipe is a hit every time that I make it. My boys have a hard time waiting for it to cool slightly before tearing into that delicious cream cheese mixture! We make this all year round but especially love it when the blueberries are fresh and in season.

fresh blueberries and lemon come together in this great brunch recipe

How long should you let the dough chill in the fridge before baking?

Once the dough is made, it needs to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. This is an important step, so don’t skip or rush it.

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Best Sweet Bread Recipes:

Once you make this Delicious Danish Recipe, why stop there? There are so many desserts bread and sweet bread that you need to give them a try, too. I’ve gathered up some of my favorite recipes for bread that are great for breakfast or desserts!

I love this simple Super Soft Banana Pecan Bread recipe!

Make up a batch of this Pumpkin Pie Monkey Bread Recipe for a tasty treat.

This Cantaloupe Quick Bread recipe is amazing.

Don’t miss out on this Blueberry Lemon Bread dish!

I love to make this Eggnog Bread recipe during the holidays.

This list of Super Sweet Monkey Bread Recipes are the perfect choice.

My taste buds always crave this Deliciously Simple Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe!

braided pastry with cream cheese filling

Do leftovers have to be kept in the fridge?

Due to the ingredients in this danish recipe, you need to store them in the fridge. Just add them to an airtight container with a lid to keep it fresh and flavorful.

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Lemon Blueberry Danish Recipe

Yield: 6-8

This danish pastry recipe is the perfect dessert for family and friends.


Pastry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cottage cheese
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • ¼ cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 t of vanilla extract
  • 2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • ½ t salt

Filling Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces of room temp cream cheese
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 egg (separated)
  • 1 t grated orange peel
  • 1 t grated lemon peel
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • ½ t lemon extract
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1 T of water

Drizzle Glaze:

  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 t of lemon juice
  • 2 t of orange juice


Mix the flour, salt, baking powder into a bowl and set aside.

Use a blender or a food processor to make the cottage cheese creamy.

Mix in the oil, sugar, vanilla, and milk until combined.

Put the dry ingredients in and mix.

Take the dough and put it on a floured surface and knead it into a ball.

Once done, put it into a bowl and pop it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Grab a bowl and mix together the cream cheese and sugar. Add in the lemon peel and orange peel, vanilla and lemon extract, and egg yolk and mix.

Take the dough out of the fridge and put it on parchment paper. Roll it into a 12X16 rectangle.

Once done, put the dough on a cookie sheet.

Put the filling in the center and make it about 4 inches wide. Sprinkle in blueberries.

On one of the sides, cut 1-inch strips going about 4 inches in towards the middle.

Start at one end and fold alternating strips into the center in a crisscross manner.

End by turning the ends of the pastry under.

Add the egg white and water together in a bowl and mix. Brush on the top of the dough.

Put in the oven and bake for 22 minutes. The top should be golden brown.

Let it cool on a baking rack until it's warm.

Mix the powdered sugar with all the juices, start with 1 tsp at a time.

Drizzle across the pastry. Enjoy!

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