Fall is here, finally! And it’s time to usher in the cozy flavors of cinnamons and apple with these easy apple pie danishes! Using only a handful of easy to find ingredients, these apple pie danishes are the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert!
One thing I always keep in my freezer is puff pastry. It’s universal in its applications around the kitchen. Need an appetizer for a party in a hurry? Check! This brie en croute is a favorite of mine. Need a dessert in a flash? Gotcha covered with these easy orange palmiers!
It’s a fake-it-til-you-make-it baker’s dream ingredient. And I will raise my hand high, that I will take any short cut available to me in the kitchen, particularly when it comes to making pie crusts or pastries. I was told by my sophomore lit teacher, to always stick to your “right”. Know what you’re good at, and know what you’re bad at “your left”. He railed against Sandra Bullocks’ first foray into dramatic acting in some completely forgettable crime drama movie that I don’t even remember, other than it also starred Ryan Gosling and that they dated for while afterwards. But his point was, she was a comedian, she was terrible at this drama thing. Nevermind a decade later she did finally win an Oscar for The Blind Side, but his point was, if you’re good at something, go with it.
I am not good at pastries. I have wrestled with it, and finally come to terms with the fact that my sanity (or what is left of it) is best spent on not having a meltdown over disastrous crusts and pastries – I have embraced the box in all it’s glory and will happily spend that $3.99 on a frozen puff pastry than folding tears into butter laden crusts that I can’t master.
Tears don’t taste nearly as good as my sanity feels.
And as fall is here (Praise!) I am busting out every flannel, vest, and pair of boots I own, because THIS IS MY SEASON! Apples, pumpkin, breads, this is what I have waited all year for!
Danishes using that frozen stock of puff pastry I have tucked away are my jam, and there is no shame in rolling out a sheet of pastry, slathering it in cream cheese, topping it with fruit and baking it to get your carb fix. Carbs are my drug. I feel like a Kesha song, if she was rapping about carbs.
You have probably seen all of the various ways I have made these danishes over the years, and let me add one more to the mix! These won’t stay on your counter for long! I highly recommend adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the top of one. You’re welcome.
Happy fall, y’all!