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Easy apple Cheese danish - Puff pastry recipes


Apple Cheese Danish is an easy to make, delicious snack prepared using just 5 ingredients. This Fall treat can be served both as snack or as breakfast item with coffee/tea, or as an after-meal dessert pastry.
Course Breakfast, Desserts, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Keyword apple desserts, apple recipes, Christmas Desserts, crescent rolls, french pastries, Holiday Baking, pastry desserts, Puff Pastry, Thanksgiving Desserts, turnovers pastry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Thaw time 45 minutes
Author Kushi


  • 1 Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 1 Apple thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 5 Gouda cheese slices (check tip for alternative)
  • 4 tablespoon Sugar to sprinkle (vary to taste)
  • 1 Egg


Step I

  • Follow the instructions on the pastry sheet box to thaw the sheet.
  • Whisk an egg and keep it aside.Preheat the oven to 400 degree F.
  • Once the puff pastry sheet is thawed, unfold it on a lightly dusted working surface and roll it to 12 by 12 inch square using a rolling pin.
  • Cut them into 9 squares of 4 * 4 inch each.

Step II

  • Cut each cheese slice into half. Place this at the center of each pastry square
  • Now place 2 to 3 apple slices on top of the cheese and sprinkle some sugar.
  • Fold 2 opposite corners to meet at the middle of the pastry and pinch them together.
  • Brush the pastry with egg wash and sprinkle some more sugar over the pastry.
  • Applying egg wash gives it a beautiful golden color upon baking.
  • Place each one of these on the baking sheet and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until it is golden brown in color.
  • Apple Cheese Danish is now ready. Serve and enjoy.


For starbucks style cheese danish instead of gouda cheese you will have to use cream cheese in the recipe. I had baked it recently but it got dissapeared in no time. :-)
  • Beat 1 egg in a bowl, to this add 8 oz of cream cheese, 4 tablespoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon lemon juice and beat this until smooth and creamy. 
  • Fill 1 to 2 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture at the center in place of gouda cheese in each pastry and top it with apples. 
  • Follow the same method for shaping and baking as above.