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Apple Cinnamon Danish Pastry Recipe

I love that apples are prominent all year long so we don’t have to wait for a certain time of year to make apple treats and desserts. But in fall, I do tend to go all out!

There is just something warm and cozy about a warm danish full of cinnamon and apples!

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So, I talk to you a lot about how Italians enjoy their pasta dishes but when it comes to cinnamon it’s a different story.

Cinnamon is just not a common spice to use in pastries and desserts. You tend to find nutmeg, cardamom and anise.

When we were in Italy last November I made the family these pumpkin pie turnovers. While they liked the turnovers, they were not a fan of the cinnamon. Oh well, more for me!

Apple Cinnamon Danish Pastry Picture

For these pastries, a few simple ingredients are needed.

I used puff pastry. Thaw it for at least 20 minutes before you start to roll it out.

If it is too cold you won’t be able to get nine pastries out of one sheet. You might only get six, so the pastry needs to be good and thawed.

For the apples, I went with green apples because I like the tartness of them that goes so well with the sweetness of the cream cheese.

Apple Cinnamon Danish Pastry Image

Any variety can be used, but I had green apples on hand, so I went with that. Lastly, you can definitely use more than eight slices per pastry.

I only had a few apples in my refrigerator, so I kept the amount low. If you want to use more, go for it!

Folding the pastry around the apple is super simple. Don’t worry too much if the pastry is covering the apple slices.

Apple Cinnamon Danish Pastry Pic

It will unfold a little during the cooking process.

Make sure to use the egg wash. This will give it a nice golden color and help the pastry stay in place.

Looking for more danish recipes? How about this lemon raspberry danish or these strawberry cream cheese danishes?


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Apple Cinnamon Danish Pastry Recipe

Nancy Piran
Enjoy a Apple Cinnamon Danish Pastry with a cup of tea. Great for breakfast, brunch, or just because!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 9 1 pastry
Calories 269 kcal


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry thawed
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 4 Green Apple cored and sliced
  • Egg Wash
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Milk


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 1 baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In mixing bowl add cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon. Beat on medium high until creamy.
  • Roll out pastry. Cut pastry sheet into 9 squares. Lay on baking sheet.
  • Place 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture on the center of each pastry.
  • Evenly divide apple slices and place in the center of each pastry.
  • Fold edges of pastry over apple. Brush with egg wash.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • In small bowl whisk together powdered sugar and milk.
  • Drizzle over pastry.
  • Serve and ENJOY!


Calories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 76mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16g
Keyword Apples, Baked, Baking, Breakfasts, Brunches, Desserts, Easy Desserts, Fall, Family Meals and Snacks, Puff Pastry, Snacks
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