Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Apple Danish

On Sunday I wanted to use up the bowl of apples we had from a friend of Rico's. They where from his yard and were not going to hold up to a long storage situation.

So I got on the computer - the fount of all knowledge!! - and found a great recipe for a quick danish that I think is more rustic pie than danish, but whatever - it is very tasty and goes together really quickly.

Apple Danish

For the Dough -
3 c All Purpose Flour
1/2 t salt
1 c Shortening
1/2 c Milk
1 Whole egg yolk

For the Filling-
6 c Apples, cored, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 c White Sugar
2 T Flour
1 t Cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
Dash Cloves
1/4 c Butter
1 Whole egg white

For the Icing/Glaze-
3/4 c Icing Sugar
2 T Milk
1/8 t Vanilla


1 - Mix together ingredients for the dough in a food processor until well blended and forms a ball. Divide the dough in half. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with a cooking spray. Roll out the first half very thin and place on top of the sprayed parchment paper to line the jelly roll pan. This little step of a piece of parchment paper makes it so much easier to remove ounce the Danish is finished.

2 - Mix together the sliced apples.....

.......sugar, flour and spices. Layer this on top of the dough lined pan. Dot the butter across the top of apple mixture.

3 - Roll out the second half of the dough and lay over the apple mixture. This doesn't have to be perfect - as it is a rustic kind of thing. Crimp the edges closed. Not the prettiest thing I ever made - the apples where so juicy that I had major leakage problems.

Beat egg white and brush on top. Cut some slits for steam and sprinkle some sugar over the egg white brushed top. Cook in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 45 or so mins - or until it is golden brown.

4 - Remove from oven. Let cool for about 10 mins.

Mix together icing sugar, milk and vanilla for glaze. Pour over the top of the baked apple danish while still warm. Cut into squares - can be served either warm or cold.


  1. Oh man does that look good! I will definitely have to make that one!

  2. Love anything apple...that looks great! I have a question for the upcoming Christmas Season (we have had out Thanksgiving here in Canada) that was instigated by a recent purchase...do you have a figgy pudding recipe?

  3. Oh my what time is coffee.
    Great looking apple danish.