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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!

The golden brown puff pastry dough paired with the sweet center of each pastry is delicious! Save yourself a trip to the bakery and make it at home instead! You’re going to love this braided danish recipe! It’s so yummy!

lemons and blueberries in a braided danish

It’s one of my favorite lemon dessert recipes, ever. You can never have too much of the sweet combination of lemon and blueberry. Ever. One bite of this lemon danish pastry and you’re going to be hooked.

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!

If you can make a homemade danish, do so. The flavor and texture will be unlike anything that you’ve ever had. It’s become one of my favorite recipes to cook and I think by the empty pan that everyone in the family agrees with as well. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

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.

I also think that this is a great treat for breakfast but it’s also super fun to eat for brunch or as an after-dinner dessert. Why limit yourself on a baked recipe this good when you really don’t have to?

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.

It’s one of those things that people skip over, but trust me, don’t. It matters in the texture of the bread!

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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! The pecans add the perfect crunch to each and every bite. I’ve made a lot of banana bread in my life but this one is one of the best! I love the crunch of the pecanas!

Make up a batch of this Pumpkin Pie Monkey Bread Recipe for a tasty treat. This is one of my favorite recipes to surprise the kids with. You can make this for fall baking or really eat it any time of the year! Once you make it once, you’re going to be hooked!

This Cantaloupe Quick Bread recipe is amazing. It’s one of those recipes that you have to make! And yes, I’m sure you wondering if it’s any good! You’re going to have to make it to find out!

Don’t miss out on this Blueberry Lemon Bread dish! This is another amazing blueberry recipe that has the perfect balance of lemon. If you’re a fan of lemon and blueberry, you literally cannot miss this sweet treat! It’s so soft and flavorful and easy to cook up!

I love to make this Eggnog Bread recipe during the holidays. It’s a sweet treat that literally everyone loves. You can add this to your family baking tradition easily!

This list of Super Sweet Monkey Bread Recipes is the perfect choice. You can never go wrong once you factor in sweet monkey bread recipes!

My taste buds always crave this Deliciously Simple Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe! I love the way that the blueberry and the banana mesh perfectly together!

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.

You can eat it cold or pop it in the microwave for a few seconds of time to warm it back up. I’ve even been known to sprinkle on some extra powdered sugar to add some more sweetness!

The warm heat does a great job of making it soft again so do that if it’s dried out a bit. I also think that it’s super good at room temperature so you really can’t go wrong with however you want to eat!

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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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