Apple Danish
Author: Melanie
For the Apple Filling:
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup granualted sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples peeled and diced
For the Crumb Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ tablespoons butter melted
  • ¼ cup flour
For the Egg Wash:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
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.
Recipe by The Recipe Critic at