Apple Danish

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
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Apple Danishes are the perfect way to ring in the apple season! The flaky crust, apple pie filling, crumb topping, and simple glaze make them irresistible.

Ingredients

!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 sheeand 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
Apple Danish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.