Recipe and Book Recommendation: The Raven Boy Blue’s Blueberry Cream Cheese Danishes

I read a YA book I just adored last week called The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. It’s a tale full of wonderful multidimensional characters, adventure, friendship, and mystery. Blue and her wonderful “raven boys” quest to learn more about about ley-lines and Glendower lore. It reads part murder mystery part treasure hut. Scroll to the bottom for more about the book.

Having loved the story so much I wanted to make a theme-ish treat to take to book club. I decided on these tasty Blueberry Cream Cheese Danishes, my tribute to the awesome character Blue. They are SO fast and easy. It was the perfect treat to take since I only had tiny bit of time after I got home from church to get ready to go.

Blue’s Blueberry Cream Cheese Danishes (adapted from Food Lush)

  • 2 packages refridgerated cresent roll dough
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese (I used neufchatel to lighten it up)
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 TBS greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 48-72 blue berries (I used frozen)
  1. Open dough but leave rolled up. Cut each package of dough crosswise into 12 pieces.
  2. Spread each circle slightly with your fingers and arrange on a cookie sheet.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until fully incorporated and smooth.
  4. Top each with 2-3 blueberries.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden.

Makes 24 danishes. These are so yummy and they are good warm or room temperature.

If you are curious about The Raven Boys here’s the description from Goodreads and you can read my full review here.

There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

Made this the last 2 weekends. Super easy blueberry cream cheese danish recipe. Great for brunch or potlucks

Comments

  1. Yum, yum, yum! Love that you themed the treats with the book :-)

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

  2. Looks yummy – and looks like another book I need to add to my reading pile – love all of your recomendations!

  3. um, this looks amazing! I love blueberry anything!

  4. So unfair to post tasty pictures of blueberry danishes while I’m in my pajamas thinkin’ of snackin’!! :)

    Have a lovely reading week!

    Whatcha readin’ this week @ the Brunette Librarian and Don’t forget to enter to win Philippa Gregory’s “Changeling”

  5. I made a half batch of this recipe this morning and me and my mother LOVED them! I wasn’t sure if I would like them at first, but they’re already almost gone, now! If The Raven Boys is half as good as these danishes were, then I’m in for a good read!

  6. I will need to check out this book and the recipe – thank you for sharing. We found you via Making the World Cuter Monday

  7. I have a copy of this book but haven’t got round to reading it yet. Those pastries look great!

  8. It looks delicious! And the recipe looks like one I might be able to make after work one day, which is rather unusual!

    Off to pin your post to my Pinterest page. Thank you.

    Here’s my It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Hope you’ll stop in!

  9. Wow! I never thought to make a danish with crescent roll dough before. Good call!

    Nicole at http://www.orwhateveryoudo.com

  10. Just picked this book up at the library. Now I just need to finish the other two so I can start on this. :) thanks for all the great book reccomendations!

  11. They look so good!
    Thank you for the recipe.
    Andrea

  12. those danishes look delish! and I’ll have to check out the book, too. ;)

  13. How easy, I love danish. Thanks! I would love for you to link them up at my party, going on now. Hope to see you at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/

    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  14. WOW! These are so easy to make. I am surprised I never tried this. Thank you so much for posting such an amazing treat!

  15. What a delicious combination. I love blueberries!

  16. Those look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Those danishes look amazing!

  18. My kind if recipe! Quick and easy ;)
    Thanks for sharing.
    xo
    Heather

  19. YUMMY! Great combination!

  20. I won an autographed copy of this one and I still haven’t read it (for shame!). The danishes look killer. I just love how pretty the blueberries on top look!

    Stopping by from Talent Show Tuesday – trying to pin them, but having issues :(

  21. fun recipe and i like the idea of matching a book with a recipe!

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