Caramel Apple Danish
Caramel Apple Danish is easy to make, and is a perfect fall dessert.
Heavy bottom pan or saucepan
2 medium sized bowls
Knife + cutting board
whisk or hand held mixer
Parchment lined baking sheet
crescent roll dough sheet
2 cans Crescent Rolls
Apple Pie Filling
large or 2 small Granny Smith apple
peeled & diced
apple pie spice
cornstarch + 1 tbsp water
Start by making the apple pie filling.
Melt the butter in a pan or saucepan. Toss in diced apples, brown sugar, and apple pie spice.
Bring to a boil to cook down the apples. Create your slurry (cornstarch and water) , make sure it’s mixed together well and then add to the pan with the vanilla.
Bring to a boil and then reduce to low heat allowing it to thicken as it cooks for 3-4 mins.
Pour into a bowl and let cool while continuing the recipe.
Create your danishes
In a small bowl, blend Cream Cheese and 1/4 cup sugar.
Roll out crescent dough. Slice into rectangles.
If using cans, roll it into a flat rectangle before you cut it.
Spread rectangles of dough with about 3 tbsp of the softened cream cheese mixture.
Starting at the long side, gently roll and twist at the same time (slightly braiding) until the roll is about 10 inches long.
Spiral and curl loosely tucking the seam inside.
Arrange on parchment paper lined baking sheet
In the center place the backside of the spoon to flatten the hole for the filling. Add 1-2 tbsp of filling
Bake at 350 degrees for about 22-25 minutes (until golden brown)
Make the icing
Add powdered sugar and vanilla to the bowl. Add milk 1 tbsp at a time, mixing it well. Add milk based on desired consistency.
Remove danish from the oven and let cool for 10-15 mins. Drizzle with icing & caramel serve and enjoy
To make your danish shape, once you have spread the cream cheese mixture onto your cut trip, twist and the curl your danish. Don't forget to pinch the sides and seams closed.
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