Apple danishes are so pretty and delicious!!
The Italians have got breakfast on lock, if you ask me. It’s usually a pastry and some coffee. It’s usually some kind of bread. I like bread. Bread likes me! Ok, it doesn’t really like me.
A little puff pastry, some sliced apple, and a little sugar are all it takes to make these babies. Ok, there is butter too. What is a pastry, without butter??
- 1 package of frozen pre-prepared puff pastry
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of melted butter
- 1 Tablespoon of water
- 1 beaten egg
- powdered sugar for topping (optional)
- Thaw the frozen puff pastry sheet according to the package directions. Make sure to not leave it out for two long, or else it will become sticky and difficult to roll.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll out the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface, into a large and even rectangle. (do your best with this one, mine are always a little crooked!)
- Cut the puff pastry into 6 equal sized rectangles using a pizza cutter (it works best, by a knife is also fine!)
- Place the rectangles on a parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure there is a little space in between them.
- Poke holes in the center of each rectangle using a fork (about four times).
- Brush the center of each rectangle with the melted butter.
- Sprinkle equal amounts of the sugar over the melted butter.
- Place about 4-5 thin slices of apple over the center of each puff pastry rectangle. Whisk the egg with the tablespoon of water. Brush the edges of each pastry square with the egg wash.
- Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy! Let cool and store in an airtight container. You can also sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired!