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Blueberry Cheese Danish

A layer of blueberries is the sweet surprise hidden inside this pretty pastry. The recipe comes from our Test Kitchen staff.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

  • In a blender, cover and process cottage cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, milk, oil and vanilla; process until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to cheese mixture. Process just until dough forms a ball (dough will be sticky). Turn onto a floured surface; knead 4-5 times. Place in a large bowl; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg yolk, lemon zest and vanilla. Turn dough onto a 17x13-in. piece of parchment. Roll into a 16x12-in. rectangle. Transfer with paper to a baking sheet.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture lengthwise in a 3-1/2-in.-wide strip down center of dough; sprinkle with blueberries. On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips about 3-3/4 in. into center. Fold alternating strips at an angle across berries. Pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Beat egg white and water; brush over dough.
  • Bake at 400° for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm pastry. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 260 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
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