Easy Apple Danish

Enjoy autumn and apple season with a delicious Apple Danish! The flaky crust, apple pie filling, crumb topping, and simple glaze are simply irresistible.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Danish
Keyword Apple Danish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 375kcal


  • 1 package Puff Pastry Dough (2 sheets) Thawed

For the Apple Filling:

  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup granualted sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples peeled and diced

For the Crumb Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup flour

For the Egg Wash:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Apple Filling:

  • In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, sugar, water, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together. Melt over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring frequently, and then add in apple. Bring back to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool.

For the Crumb Topping:

  • Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter together and then mix in the flour until thick and crumbly. Set aside.

For Assembling:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • Unfold one thawed puff pastry sheet at a time and roll out to 10x10 inches. Use a pizza cutter and make 12 even strips. Connect two strips together by overlapping by a half inch and pressing together. Twist the ribbon and then snail it around itself and press the end to the rest of the dough. Place on a parchment lined pan (6 danishes per baking sheet) and press the middle down. Place a spoonful of apple filling in the wells.
  • Mix the egg and water together in a small dish and brush the pastry with it. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the tops of each danish and then bake for 16-18 minutes until edges are golden. Let cool for 5 minutes and then glaze.

For the Glaze:

  • Mix glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the warm apple danish.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 4.7% | Vitamin C: 2.1% | Calcium: 1.3% | Iron: 7.1%