This is such an Easy Apple Danish to make. Using frozen puff pasty and then a home made apple filling topped off with a sweet glaze. Perfect for an easy dessert or even weekend brunching.
The Easy Use Of Puff Pastry
I’m a serious fan of Puff Pastry. I always have it on hand in the freezer and there is no end what you can make with that magical piece of pastry. If you’re new to puff pastry, read my post all about Puff Pastry and how many ways you can use it.
And this is seriously easy and so delicious. Using store bought puff pastry this Apple Danish takes no time at all. The apple filling is mouth watering, the pasty light and crispy and the glaze, sweet. Danish perfection!
Let’s take a closer look at how easily it comes together.
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Ingredients to Make The Easy Apple Danish
This is honest to goodness so easy and so delicious! Here’s all we need.
- 1 Sheet of puffpastry
- Powdered Sugar
Remember, the full recipe and ingredient list is at the end of the post in the recipe card.
Make The Filling
Start, by peeling and slicing the apples into thickish slices. About 1 inch slices will be fine.
Set a medium sized skillet over the stove top on medium heat. Add the butter and stir it until it melts. Then add the sugar and give a good stir.
Add the apples to the butter mixture and cook down for about 10 minutes or until they are pretty soft. You may need to cook them a little longer depending on the thickness of your apples.
Putting together The Easy Apple Danish
- Start by laying out all your ingredients
- Lay the pastry sheet on a sheet of parchment paper. Pile the apples down the center like shown here. Make sure to leave about an inch of pastry at the top and bottom.
- Start the shaping of the pastry by cutting the top corners off and then making a small oval cut at the top.
- Next, cut around six equal strips on each side. Make cut outs at the bottom of the danish like shown below.
- Fold the pastry strips over each other. Gently press down the edges so they stay shut.
- Brush the pastry with the egg wash.
- Sprinkle over a little sugar and bake for around 20 minutes or until golden and puffed.
Ready to devour and enjoy
As you can see, it’s easy peasy. No fuss no muss! The most difficult part of this apple Danish is trying not to eat all of it! I swear, I didn’t eat the whole thing. Well, not the entire thing…haha!
Looking for More Apple Dessert Ideas, Here’s a Few
- Apple & Strawberry Crumble
- Mini Apple & Cinnamon Crumbles
- Apple Pie Crumble Bars
- Apple Cinnamon Strudel Muffins
- Easy Apple Turnovers
A Few Notes About The Danish
- If the apples are going dry in pan and sticking, just add a little bit of water and this will help them from sticking. Also the heat could be too high, so lower the stove temperature and you should get a more even cooking temperature.
- Also, this cooked to perfection for me in exactly 20 minutes. Depending on your oven, it could be a few minutes more or less. It is done when the pastry is golden and puffed like shown here.
Now, get digging in your freezer for that sheet of puff pastry! And if you don’t have any, pick some up the next time you’re in the store and you’ll be happy you did. You can even make super Easy Apple Turnovers. Even better than one ones that come in the box. Yes, it’s true!
How To Serve This Easy Apple Danish
This Danish would be great alongside a weekend brunch or a desert any day of the week. When I made this one recently, Oliver (if you’re new, he’s my 16 year old), and I ate pretty much the entire thing right after the pictures were taken! Yes, we’re like that. And we make no excuses…lol
Why don’t you give it a try and see what you think. I bet you won’t be able to stop at one slice.
Happy baking friends!
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Get the recipe!
Easy Apple Danish
- 6 Apples like Granny Smith
- 1 Sheet puff pastry thawed
- 1/4 Cup sugar
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 egg whisked
For the glaze:
- 1/4 Cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line with parchment paper a large baking tray. Set aside.
- Peel and core the apples and cut into about 1/2 inch slices. In a large skillet set over medium heat, add the butter until it melts. Stir in the 1/4 cup of sugar until you have a syrupy like consistency. Stir for just a couple of minutes. Add the apple slices and stir well. Leave the apples to cook for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and leave to slightly cool.
- Lay out your pastry on the parchment paper on the baking tray. Spread the apple mixture in the middle third leaving about a one inch border at the top and bottom. Cut the top two corners diagonally and then continue to cut strips on each side. You will get anywhere between 6 to 8 strips. Cut away excess pastry at the bottom. Once you have all your strips cut you can start folding them over. Starting at the top left, fold the strip down on a diagonal and then the right side. Continue doing this until you have folded over all the strips. Seal the top and bottom by pulling together the pastry at the ends to meet. Gently press together. Brush with the egg wash and then sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool to room temperature.
- Make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar and milk. Whisk until combined. Drizzle over the cooled Danish. Serve at room temperature or even cold. Will keep for a few days.