Apple Danish

"This is great for an afternoon coffee group, or something sweet and special for breakfast or brunch! I use Granny Smith for the extra tart taste! I know the recipe has been in the family for over 90 years."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins
16-20 squares




  • Cut shortening into flour and salt mixture.
  • Combine milk and egg yolk and add to flour mixture.
  • Pat 1/2 of the dough into jelly roll pan 11"x16".
  • Arrange apple slices on crust.
  • Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples.
  • Dot with margarine.
  • Roll out remaining dough and cover apple layer.
  • Brush top of dough with slightly beaten egg white.
  • Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly then make glaze by blending glaze ingredients and drizzling over warm danish.

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  1. Wonderful recipe. My first ever danish and was looking for something authentic. This is the one for me. I cant wait to share it it with my church.
  2. lovely danish, I made mine with half gluten free flour and half plain flour and was really delicious, forgot to put in the butter between the layers so a bit drier than I would imagine it to be but can't wait to make again and add some other fruit into it as well, thanks for a great recipe.
  3. THank you so much for this delicious vintage recipe! Recipes handed down are a treasure, and I will treasure this one! It is easy and authentic and heart-warming!
  4. This Danish is Superb!!! Just has a wonderful taste and aroma. I cut each ingredient in half as I only had 4 apples. Still made a nice size dessert. You ought to be proud because it's worth more than 5 stars!! Thanks so much for sharing. Laudee C.


  1. Make 1 - 1/2x the amount of crust next time to fit easier in jelly roll-sized pan. Otherwise, great recipe!!


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