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Easy Apple Danish

Course Dessert
Cuisine Danish
Keyword Apple Danish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 375 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

For the Apple Filling:

  1. 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:

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

For Assembling:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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:

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

Nutrition Facts
Easy Apple Danish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 155mg 6%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.