Blueberry, Lemon & Thyme Cheese Danish
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme leaves, no stems
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp water
LEMON GLAZE (optional):
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. On a lightly floured surface roll out the puff pastry into a 12 x 9” rectangle. Cut in half along the 12”, then cut the 2 4-4/12 x 12” strips into 3. This should leave you with 6 pieces that are 4 x 4-1/2”.
  3. With a knife score a ½” border around the edge of each pastry piece. Use a fork and prick 5-6 times within the centre area to prevent it from rising.
  4. In a bowl mix cheese, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, and vanilla until smooth. Spread ⅙th of mixture into centre area of each pastry square. Add ⅙th of blueberries on top. Pressing into cheese mixture lightly.
  5. In a small dish whisk egg and water. Using a pastry brush, brush the ½” border edging around each pastry square.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove to cooling rack.
  7. When danish are cooled, serve simply dusted with powdered sugar or drizzle with Lemon Glaze and serve.
Recipe by Eat In Eat Out at https://eatineatout.ca/blueberry-lemon-thyme-cheese-danish/