Easy Apple Danish Recipe

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Easy Apple Danish Recipe
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Easy Apple Danish Recipe

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This dough should be refrigerated for at least 2 hours. I often prepare it the night before and bake the rolls fresh in the morning as a special breakfast treat.
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup cold butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes), melted
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and lemon peel; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in the yeast mixture, milk and eggs by hand. turn onto a floured surface; knead about 20 times (dough will be slightly sticky). Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
For filling, combine the apples, walnuts, sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each into an 18-in. x 15-in. rectangle; brush with butter. Sprinkle with filling to within 1/2 in of edges. Starting with a short side, fold one third of the side over filling; repeat with other side, making a 15-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Pinch seams to seal. Cut each into 15 slices. Twist each slice a few times; pinch ends together, forming a small circle. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm rolls. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Easy Apple Danish in Best of Country Breads 2000, p87

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 216 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup cold butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes), melted
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and lemon peel; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in the yeast mixture, milk and eggs by hand. turn onto a floured surface; knead about 20 times (dough will be slightly sticky). Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. For filling, combine the apples, walnuts, sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each into an 18-in. x 15-in. rectangle; brush with butter. Sprinkle with filling to within 1/2 in of edges. Starting with a short side, fold one third of the side over filling; repeat with other side, making a 15-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Pinch seams to seal. Cut each into 15 slices. Twist each slice a few times; pinch ends together, forming a small circle. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm rolls. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Easy Apple Danish in Best of Country Breads 2000, p87

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A User ID: 9195690 267987
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2017

"I chose this recipe because based on the pictures and ingredients, it seemed to be everything I was looking for. However I was deeply disappointed.

Although I thought the pastry dough recipe was great, the actual filling had no taste whatsoever and the glaze had an overwhelming confectioners sugar taste.
Now I have a ton of danishes that I'll probably just throw out."

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CYO User ID: 6538023 90313
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"This is a great recipe!"

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