These caramel apple danishes are super easy thanks to store-bought puff pastry, filled with tasty granny smith apples and sweet caramel sauce, you’re going to love them!
Who says making danishes at home needs to be hard?
These caramel apple danishes are so easy, you can whip them up in no time!
Taking help from the store with premade puff pastry, thinly sliced tart and crisp granny smith apples, sweet brown sugar, and gooey caramel sauce, these are the perfect way to start your day.
Trust me, once you know you know how easy it is to make your own caramel apple danish, you’ll want to make them all the time!
Oh, and if you’re a big fan of my Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Danish these are the perfect fall version of a tasty danish.
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Ingredients for caramel apple danish
- Store-bought puff pastry, thawed – This will be the crust for our danish.
- Apples – Granny smith apples are the perfect variety to use here because they maintain their shape and have a slightly sour bite, which helps balance the sweetness of the caramel perfectly.
- Brown sugar and cinnamon – These give the apples a sweetness and a classic fall flavor.
- Egg – The egg makes the crust have that beautiful shine.
- Caramel sauce – Take help from the store and buy premade!
Why Granny Smith apples?
In your local grocery store, there’s usually a huge variety of apples to choose from.
So why choose granny smith for this caramel apple danish?
Granny Smith apples are firm and crisp, and hold their shape after being baked.
Also, they’re slightly tart and sour, which helps balance the flavors of the brown sugar and the caramel drizzle.
I would stay away from McIntosh, gala, fuji, or red delicious. These are often mealy apples, and not very good to use in this application.
What is puff pastry?
Puff pastry is a laminated dough that is made with lots of cold butter.
It can be a handful to make (especially if there is high humidity or it’s hot outside) so I almost always buy it in the store.
Storage and leftovers
Any leftover danishes can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.
More apple recipes
- Love hand pies? Try my Easy Apple Turnovers
- Need something sweet? Try my Caramel Apple Dump Cake
- Want something savory for dinner? Try my Sheet Pan Chicken and Apples
- Craving a crisp adult drink? Try my Apple Cider Moscow Mule
Caramel Apple Danish
- 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
- 2 large granny smith apples thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg beaten with a splash of water
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
- Flakey sea salt optional
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface until it is 1/4-inch thick.
- Cut the puff pastry into six rectangles.
- Use a paring knife to gently slice a 1/4-inch thick border around the edge. Make sure not to cut all the way through the puff pastry!
- Fill the center of the puff pastry with sliced apple.
- In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the Danishes.
- Brush the border of the Danishes with egg wash.
- Bake the Danishes for 15-17 minutes or until the edges of the pastry are golden brown.
- Allow the pastry to cool on the pan and then drizzle over the caramel sauce. Top with a sprinkle of flakey salt, if desired.
- Store any leftover Danishes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.