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Easy Apple Danish

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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40 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings


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  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 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm rolls.


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Very, Very good. The only change I made was to roll the dough out and on each side cut lines/slices two inches from the middle to the end. This is so I could insert the fruit down the middle a...

Easy and yummy! I found them a little messy to put together, but it was worth it in the end.

Alright...I cheated on the dough. I used Pillsbury crescent dough instead with this recipe for the apple filling. Love love love it!

Pretty easy! Good flavor! Highly recommend!

These were a lot easier to make than I thought they would be. I followed the recipe exactly, other than to add more apples and omit the walnuts in the filling. I made the dough last night and ...

The danish turned out well. I did substitute blueberry pie filling. Don't forget to add some sugar to the 1/4 cup of water and yeast like I did.

This turned out great with the cream cheese filling recipe on this site. I used all of the ingredients for the pastry dough but added the sugar, milk, water, and yeast together and left it for a...