Soft fluffy croissant dough, filled with apple pie filling, and drizzled with a sweet glaze. These one-bowl Apple Danishes are seriously so fast to put together and leave your home smelling amazing!
Don’t get me wrong, I love making recipes from scratch. Sometimes though, I get a little lazy. I just want to throw a few ingredients together and call it a day. This is a recipe for when that occurs. Quick, simple, and straightforward, these Apple Danishes only require 5 simple, everyday ingredients. It’s also a small batch recipe (4 Apple Danishes total) so it’s perfect for when you’re craving a homemade pastry but don’t want to make a full dozen.
Why you will LOVE this recipe:
- Only 5 ingredients required
- Small batch recipe
- Simple, everyday ingredients
- Soft, fluffy danishes
- Great to use for leftover apple pie filling
- Apples + Cinnamon + Glaze. YUM.
- Umm…who doesn’t love a good pastry!?
Main Ingredients Needed
Apples – I’ve found that Fuji or Granny Smith work great for danishes!
Butter – Adds flavour, helpful when baking, and allows for the cinnamon sugar to really get in there!
Cinnamon & Sugar – I don’t think this needs an explanation…literally one of the best combinations out there. Let’s not forget how lovely cinnamon and apple pair together!
Crescent Dough – The main reason this recipe is so straight forward is because we are using store-bought crescent dough! No hustles and stress of making our own dough today. I used the Pillsbury crescent dough, in a pack of 8. You’re going to use two ‘crescents’ per danish, so this is a small batch recipe of 4 danishes total.
Recipe Video for Apple Danishes
Soft & Fluffy Apple Danishes
- 1 tube Crescent Dough I used Pillsbury, 8 pack
- 1/3 can apple pie filling
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 tsps milk You can continue to add in 1/2 tsps until the consistency is right for your personal preference
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Separate the crescent roll dough into eight rectangles (2 of the crescents make one danish)
- Coat each rectangle with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
- Roll the dough up long side (see video above for better visual if confused), making coil-like shapes
- Press each coil down to make room for the filling, and fill with apple pie filling. Do not fill above dough or else it will spill over while baking
- Sprinkle with extra cinnamon sugar
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown
- Allow to slightly cool while the glaze is made (optional). Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk into bowl and mix until combined.
- Drizzle glaze. Serving fresh out the oven and warm is my favourite!
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