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Puff pastry is topped with sweetened cream cheese and a blueberry mixture for a perfectly decadent breakfast treat.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries on Taste and Telll



It’s funny how we change through different parts of our lives.

When I was younger, I was a total early bird. I took early morning classes in high school. I liked to go to bed by 9pm. It was no big deal – that’s just how life was.

When I first moved away from home, that started to change. First time away from home = a whole new social life. Late nights with friends, late nights with roommates, late nights having lots of fun. But somehow, through all of that, I still remained an morning person. I’d get up at 5am to work out. I worked jobs where I had to be in at 7am. Late nights, early mornings. I guess that’s just the college way.

Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Today? I am so not a morning person. I wish I could get up bright eyed and cheery. I wish I had the self discipline to wake up before the kids and work out or get some work done. But these days, my kids are my alarm clock. And I’m not going to lie – sometimes I have a hard time dragging myself out of bed even after the kids are up and have waken me up.

I know that there are different factors that play into this. The fact that I stay up too late is probably the biggest. But man, I really feel like it’s just age.

Not being a morning person, I really struggle with breakfast most days. Really struggle. I hate to admit it, but we do cereal a lot. My kids are also impatient, and want to eat the minute they wake up, but really, I just don’t have it in me most mornings.

But a few weeks ago, I got a bee in my bonnet. I wanted to start making breakfast. No more cereal – and I was determined to do it.

I was good for a whole week. I made breakfast every day. Muffins and pancakes and eggs and oatmeal. It was a good week, but unfortunately it only lasted that one week. But now that I know I can do it, I know I need to get my act together and continue it!!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Part of that week of breakfasts were these pastries. I’m not gonna lie – these are probably not any better for you than a bowl of cereal, but it’s the thought and the fact that I was making my kids breakfast. Showing that extra effort. And there’s nothing wrong with a special treat for breakfast every once in awhile, right??

These are super easy to make – starting with prepared puff pastry. I’m always a sucker for a good breakfast pastry, and regardless of how easy these are, they were better than many I’ve bought before.

Are you good at making breakfast, or is it a quick and easy meal for you?

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Puff pastry is topped with sweetened cream cheese and a blueberry mixture for a perfectly decadent breakfast treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberry preserves
  • 1 package (17.3 oz) frozen puff pastry sheets (2 sheets), thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, lemon juice and vanilla and beat until combined. In another small bowl, combine the blueberries and the blueberry preserves.
  3. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out each of the sheets of puff pastry to about a 10-inch square. Cut each piece into 6 rectangles, (12 rectangles total), about 5”x3 1/2” each. Transfer the rectangles to the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Using a fork, prick the centers of the rectangles of puff pastry, leaving a 1/2” border unpriced around the edges. Mix together the egg and the water and brush over each of the rectangles.
  5. Take a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture and place it in the center of each rectangle of puff pastry, distributing equally among the pieces. Spread over the rectangle, leaving a 1/2” border. Top each with a spoonful of the blueberry mixture, spreading it evenly over the cream cheese layer.
  6. Bake the pastries for 15-18 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/blueberry-cream-cheese-pastries/

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18 Responses to Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries

  1. These pastries looks awesome!

  2. Gorgeous and so very yummy!
    Blueberries, cream cheese and puff is the best way to start a day. Late night or not

  3. Yum, I wish I had some of those for breakfast this morning! :) Blueberries and cream cheese just go so well in baked goods.

  4. We’ve made it a point to be better at making breakfasts too and I love these so much!

  5. Wow I’m actually so impressed that you were able to wake up so early in college. My sleep schedule looks more like going to sleep at 3am and waking up at 12pm! I should probably fix that at some point…anyway as much as I love my morning cereal I’m pretty sure I’d totally throw it out the window for one of these in the morning!

  6. That’s so funny because I switched the opposite way. I used to be a night owl and had late nights and early mornings, but now I prefer to wake up before the rest of the world and have early nights and early mornings. Either way, day or night, I would demolish an entire batch of these blueberry cream cheese pastries. I grew up with my grandmother teaching my how to make puff pastry from scratch and make danishes with different fillings. So, so good.

  7. michelle says:

    late nights is right lady!!!!! Best years ever!

  8. mmmm, these look so wonderful!

  9. These are my favorite splurge when I go to the grocery store- you know the 4-pack of cream cheese danishes? How easy to make them at home. Love these, Deb!

  10. dina says:

    they look delicious!

  11. Emily says:

    I need to be your neighbor so I can sample all these delicious recipes!

  12. Joanne says:

    I always feel that anything homemade is by default better than anything storebought…so these definitely are better than cereal! Personally, I would be more than happy to wake up to these!

  13. Sarah says:

    What temperature do you bake these at? I can’t find it in the recipe. Thanks.

  14. Jen says:

    I hear you! I was great about making the kids breakfast in the beginning of the school year, but now they are lucky if they get cereal. Sometimes I just throw them a cereal bar as they are leaving the house. These look great and I love working with puff pastry! What temperature do you use to bake the pastries?

  15. Chels R. says:

    This looks like the kind of pastry you would buy from Starbucks and I’m in love with all of their pastries. It looks so good.
    I try hard to be a morning person. I’m so not.

  16. Gorgeous, love the blueberry topping!

  17. Jessica says:

    These were delicious! however 400 degrees Was Way too high for my oven. I cooked them at 350 and only required 12 minutes in the oven.

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