Cheats Blueberry DanishMakes:
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.