Quick and easy Apple Pie Danish starts with store-bought crescent roll dough, fresh apples, a handful of pantry staples and can be made, start to finish in under 30 minutes.
Skip a trip to the bakery, and make these flaky apple pie Danish in your own kitchen.
Apple Pie danishes are so fast and easy to assemble, perfect for breakfast, snack or dress it up just a bit with some vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream and it’s time for dessert. The hard part is waiting for them to come out of the oven then cool just enough so you can bite into one.
What is a Danish pastry?
A Danish is a multilayered sweet pastry originating from Denmark by Austrian bakers and has since developed into a Danish specialty. Like other pastries, such as croissants, it is a variant of puff pastry made of laminated yeast-leavened dough that creates a layered texture.
What You’ll need to make Easy Apple Pie Danish
crescent rolls (1 large or 2 small cans)
How to make Apple Pie Danish :
The first step is to prep the apple filling. It’s so simple! Just butter, sugar, cinnamon, and apples cooked for about 5 minutes until the sugary sauce is thickened and the apples are tender. You’ll then let it cool off while you prep the other parts of the danish.
The base of the danish is the easiest part! It never ceases to amaze me all the
things that you can do with a can of crescent rolls!! Simply roll the crescent rolls to form a loose circle/spiral and press the centers with a finger to make a well for the apple filling. You’ll then brush the dough with butter so that the danish gets nice and golden.
The glaze on top is totally optional but it’s yummy and looks beautiful too. It’s just 3 simple ingredients and your kids will love licking the bowl clean like mine did.
These Apple Pie Danish Biscuits are best served warm.
If you choose to make them ahead of time simple place in a warm oven for about 5 minutes before serving, then drizzle with the glaze.
Easy Apple Pie Danish
- 2 can crescent rolls
- 3 tbsp butter melted and divided
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3-4 apples I used golden delicious for these
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp butter softened
- In a medium size pan, melt butter, add apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often until apples are tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into rectangles of dough using two triangle. Pinch closed the diagonal cut to form one solid sheet of dough. Brush with butter and sprinkle light with cinnamon and sugar.
- Roll up the dough from long side and pinch edges to seal. Spiral the rope around itself to form a loose circle/spiral. Place onto a cookie sheet lined with a baking paper, spacing danishes about 2 inch apart.
- Press the centers with a finger to make a well for the filling and stretch the sides a bit if it is necessary.
- Add a 2-3 tablespoons of filling to each roll. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar, milk and butter. You can use a spoon to drizzle it over the tops of the danish, or you can put it into a small zip-top bag and snip of the corner for an easy "piping bag."
- Take the danish out of the oven and allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes before icing. Voila! Apple Pie danish without leaving the house or breaking a sweat.