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Blueberry Danish with Mascarpone

This easy homemade Blueberry Danish with Mascarpone is made with puff pastry, mascarpone cheese and beautiful, fresh blueberries. Using only a handful of ingredients, learn how to make this easy Danish braid in under 30 minutes.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes


For the Danish

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry ((thawed but still cold))
  • 6 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • zest of 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1/2 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 egg + 2 tsp water ((for the egg wash))

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • juice of 1/2 of a lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, sugar and lemon zest. Set aside.
  3. On top of a large piece of parchment, roll out the puff pastry to a large rectangle.
  4. Visualize the pastry into thirds going lengthwise; spread the cheese mixture down the middle of the pastry.
  5. Sprinkle the blueberries on top of the cheese.
  6. Using a pastry wheel, pizza cutter of knife, slice off the bottom corners of the pastry.
  7. Slice about 10 strips on both sides (or however many you need, just make sure there's the same amount on both sides), at an angle.
  8. Tuck the top end onto the center, and then begin braiding the strips, which means placing them on the cheese, alternating each side.
  9. When you're down to the last set of strips, tuck the bottom in, and then place the final two strips on top.
  10. Brush the entire danish with the egg wash.
  11. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until puffy and a deep golden brown.
  12. Allow the pastry to fully cool.
  13. In a small bowl, make the glaze. Combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice. If the glaze is not thin enough, add a little milk or hot water until you've reached a drizzling consistency.
  14. Drizzle the glaze over the pastry.
  15. Store any leftovers in the fridge, although I'm certain there won't be any. πŸ™‚


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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes