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Blueberry Danish
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Categories: Berry Recipes, Breakfast, Cheese Recipes, Dessert, Fruit Desserts, Lowfat Desserts, Low fat
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Total Time: 1 hrs. 20 min.
Baking Time: 25 min.
Preparation Time: 25 min.
Refrigeration Time: 30 min.

This lowfat version tastes like the real thing. Good luck with the dough; its quite difficult to handle and adding too much flour will toughen it. In the end, I ended up rolling it between two pieces of plastic wrap.

To Make Pastry
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup lowfat cottage cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To Make Filling and Bake 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg - separated
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon water
To Make Glaze
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

To Make Pastry

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.

In a food processor, puree cottage cheese. Add sugar, milk, oil, and vanilla and process until smooth. Add flour mixture and pulse 4 or 5 times, just until a clump of dough forms. (The dough will still be quite sticky and hard to work with, so be ready to get dirty). Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead several times; do not overwork. Press dough into a disk, dust with flour and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1/2 hour. The dough can be made up to two days ahead).

To Make Filling and Bake

Using a food processor or an electric mixer, blend cream cheese with sugar until creamy. Blend in egg yolk, lemon zest and vanilla. (The filling will keep refrigerated overnight).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.Cover a large baking sheet with foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a rectangle, about 12 by 6 inches. Transfer dough to prepared foil. Spread cream cheese mixture down center of dough,leaving a margin of 3/4 inches on each side and 1 inch at both ends. Sprinkle blueberries over mixture.

Fold over dough edges towards middle to create a "pocket". In a small bowl, combine egg white and water with a fork. Brush lightly over pastry. Bake Danish for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and firm. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

To Make Glaze

In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice. Stir until smooth. With a spoon drizzle glaze over Danish.


Calories: 279 Calories From Fat: 26%
Protein: 6g Carbohydrate: 40g
Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 269mg


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