3 Ingredient Apple Danish

Save yourself a trip to the bakery and whip up these simple and delicious 3 ingredient apple Danishes at home. The pastry parcels can be enjoyed warm or cold, as dessert or as an anytime-of-the-day treat.

Makes 6


  • 2 medium cooking apples
  • 1/4 cup (60g) raw caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry


Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).

Peel, quarter and core apples. Place in a medium saucepan with a splash of water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes or until apples have softened slightly. Remove from heat and stir through sugar. Set aside to cool.

Cut each pastry sheet in half, then each half into three even rectangles. Brush the border of one rectangle with water. Top with a big spoonful of cooked apple. Take another pastry rectangle and cut a few slits across it, being careful not to cut all the way across. Place this piece over the apple, pressing the two pieces of pastry together firmly around all of the edges.

Repeat with remaining ingredients until you have six parcels, then place them on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Sprinkle the tops with extra sugar. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until puffed and golden.

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Serving Suggestions


  • Choose cooking apples in this recipe – the Granny Smith and Golden Delicious varieties are good options.
  • For an even more golden pastry finish, you could brush the uncooked parcels with a little beaten egg before sprinkling on the extra sugar.
  • This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder, by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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