I love summer! I love to be warm, having outdoor parties and creating new recipes from fresh in season ingredients. Every year we go to Maine and put as much of a dent we can on the supply of lobster and blueberries! Most years I leave pretty proud of a job well done. I brought some fresh blueberries home this year and served this a dinner party I had. BIG HIT!
Grown Up Blueberry Danish
1 Sheet Puff Pastry
1 Quart Fresh Blueberries-I used Maine Blueberries
3 Tablespoons Frangelico
2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
3 Tablespoons Organic Local Honey
1 Sprig Fresh Thyme
¼ Cup Hazelnuts- crushed
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut puff pastry into six equal pieces, two cuts up from the sides and on cut lengthwise. Cook pastry for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through. Take from oven and set on cool rack.
Meanwhile; in a medium saucepan add washed blueberries, frangelico, corn starch, 2 tablespoons honey and thyme. Gently stir ingredients together and cook on medium heat until juices form on bottom of pan (about 5-7 minutes), stirring carefully often. Turn off heat remove thyme stem and let cool.
Cut cooled pastry in half lengthwise.
In a small bowl melt the remaining honey in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Brush tops of pastry and sprinkle with nuts.
Place bottoms on serving plate, scoop blueberry mixture on top and place on top. I recommend serving with vanilla ice cream, which I forgot to buy. Can be served warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
Makes 6 Pastries.