Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Crescent Apple Danishes


Most days I would consider myself a lazy baker.   And I mean lazy.  Don't get me wrong, when I get in the mood and have time, I like to throwdown and go all out preparing dinner and dessert.   But most nights, I want to just throw a few things together and call it done.  Between work, errands, Alex's school and sports activities, doing laundry and dishes, and my husband's crazy work schedule, I just don't have all day to be working on an elaborate meal for dinner as well as a 6 layer cake for dessert.   Who does these days?

So take a deep breath and let me solve a very small problem for you...what to make for dessert.  And a dessert that won't break the bank or take a lot of time to make but will make everyone swoon with glee.   My hubby is not into a lot of fruit desserts. Apple is about all he can stomach so I went with apple for these danishes.  But feel free to use whatever fruit filling your family prefers.
Ingredients:
For the Danishes:
2 tubes Crescent Rolls
1 can Apple Pie Filling
2 tbsp. butter, melted
Cinnamon Sugar

Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3-4 tsp. milk




Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F)
  
Separate dough into eight rectangles (only 4 are pictured). Seal perforations.
Using a brush or spoon, spread melted butter all over crescent rolls. 
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture (2 tbsp. white sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon)
(I reuse this little bottle. I add my cinnamon and sugar, sake it up and voila.
I always have this cinnamon sugar on hand and it makes it so easy to sprinkle on the dough.)
Roll up from long side; pinch edges to seal. Holding one end, loosely coil each.
Coil them up like snakes.
Now, you want to get in there with your fingers and spread out the dough some to make room for the filling. Just pull and stretch and make a nice dent in the middle.
 Open can of apple pie filling and using a knife, cut apple slices into smaller chunks. 
Just keep poking and slicing around until all your apples are cut into more manageable pieces.
(This looks like a crime scene.)
    Place on cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. 
Top each coil with about 2-3 tablespoons of apple pie filling. 
Sprinkle the tops with a bit more cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake at 350(F) for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.
   For the glaze, in a bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Stir until smooth and drizzle over each warm danish. These taste best when served warm.
Makes 8 danishes.
Cook's Note: This would be wonderful with any type of pie filling. Peaches, strawberry, lemon or cherry would all be amazing. You can just skip the cinnamon sugar part for the strawberry or cherry & lemon fillings.  Also, if you don't need so many danishes, just use one tube of crescent rolls and save the leftover pie filling for another time. Just put it in a container with a lid and store in the fridge for up to a week.





*If you like this recipe, be sure to check out my Easy Cheese Danishes!*

57 comments:

Angie said...

What a great idea, Brandie!!!! You are so creative. Gotta try this for for sure!!

Michele said...

I like the look and ease of this recipe...would like to put some cheese in there...what do you suggest? I love Cheese Danishes.

The Country Cook said...

Michele. Absolutely. A sweet cream cheese would be very nice with this. Check out Holly's recipe (click on the link) and see how she did it with the cream cheese. So good!!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

I love how Holly just busts out the Pillsbury to create some easy and delish recipes! Her Monte Cristo was fabulous too.

I love the idea with the apples though, I knew there had to be a reason I had an extra can of pie filling layin' around!! :) ~Megan

Holly said...

I remember you saying you wanted to try it with apple!! YUM! Looks delish girlie! : )

Erin said...

How perfect! I love this idea! Quick, easy, fruity, flaky - yum! Thanks for sharing!

Bo said...

I'm going to try this!

Annie's Dish said...

I have been all about the shortcut recipes lately. I always want a homemade dessert but rarely have the time to prepare one from scratch. I am going to put this one on my list. I wonder if something like this could be made in a mountain pie maker over a campfire...

The Country Cook said...

Annie...hmmmm. I wonder too. Good question. If you try it - let me know. I'm sure it could. I think the key is making sure the center gets down (without burning the outer edge)so you don't have uncooked dough in the middle...

Rhondi said...

Oh, yum! Easy and delicious.

RavieNomNoms said...

YUM! I have been craving a banana dessert lately. I haven't had a danish is forever. Time to change that methinks!

5 Star Foodie said...

A wonderful idea, so easy to put together and perfectly delicious!

Kate said...

Brilliant idea!!

carolinaheartstrings said...

That just looks fantastic. Great pictures!

Lizzy said...

Oh, man, I didn't need to know there was such an easy way to whip up apple danishes! You may be surrounded by Mounds wrappers, but you may find me with empty crescent roll cans :)

thecompletecookbook said...

Oh my, what a wonderful recipe - would be great if we could get dough in cans here. The finished Danish is very mouth watering.
:-) Mandy

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I love the ease of this recipe. Sometimes I don't feel like going all out either and this will be great...because you always have to have dessert!

RavieNomNoms said...

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Rachel said...

Mmmm, that looks so tasty!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

BethbyDesign said...

Oh my... I am definitely gonna try this!!

pj said...

me too michele, i love cheese danish. maybe cream cheese would work.

Aarthi said...

yummy

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

I love Holly's blog too :) Those apple danish look to die for. I've not tried making apple before so I may have to give that a shot. I wanted to invite you to come over and show off these yummy danish today at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed day, Brandie:)
Katie

Anonymous said...

How about some cherry pie filling with a layer of almond paste?

The Country Cook said...

Cherry Pie Filling with almond paste sounds like a wonderful combination. This is definitely a recipe that can really be played around with!

Lisa said...

That looks so tasty. I don't think anyone would ever know that you didn't spend hours in the kitchen making this.

Anonymous said...

How about just almond paste with maybe some cream cheese? Sounds so good to me....

ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

Hey, you're not playing fair. I haven't had breakfast yet! HA! I love the easy recipe! Thanks!

scratch-made wife said...

Dessert, huh? How come I can see myself wanting this for breakfast? Hey, it has fruit in it. :) And thanks for reminding me I need to find that fabulous cinnamon you're in love with!

Kim McCallie said...

I love shortcut recipes and this one looks delicious! I'm a big fan of apples and cinnamon. I would like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/06/sweet-indulgences-sunday-7.html

basilmomma: Heather Tallman said...

I am going to make these tomorrow morning! I may do 1/2 apple and 1/2 strawberry (as I have a lot on hand)!

jlkaelin8 said...

Where is the link for the cheese version? I don't see it and would like to try the apple and cheese version. I just love your site!

Kim McCallie said...

Look delicious! I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/06/sweet-indulgences-sunday-9.html

iSavor the Weekend said...

So simple to make and yet it looks like you bought it at some fancy bakery store. Looks so yummy, can't wait to try it! Visiting from Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays. :)

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Hi Brandie, found you via PeggyLee @ Kentucky Sampler. In our house, any fruit in pastry is swoon worthy! Will try this very soon. Happy 4th!!!

Cassie said...

Hello! I found you through the facebook page of Pillsbury. I clicked once and I am instantly hooked! Thank you for the incredible recipes! My husband and kids are going to love dinner time (well anytime that we eat) for a long time to come!

Shore Girl said...

They look DELICIOUS!!!

Lisa Shaw said...

This looks so yummy!!! I am going to try this for sure!

Christine's Pantry said...

This looks amazing. Yum!

juliemadtx said...

I made these last week, and they were delicious! So easy, too. Thanks for sharing.

brilliantlyred said...

This sounds (and LOOKS!) amazing!! I can't wait to try to make these!!!

THE BETTER BAKER said...

I Want some...I WANT SOME!! You had me at crescent roll! I love easy peasy too. Thanks!

Jessica said...

Thank you! This was so good!

The Country Cook said...

Jessica, thank you for letting me know how they turned out for you. Glad you liked it!!

Mrs. Gaither said...

These look so delicious! Can't wait to cook these!
Barb
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kinderzoo

Lisa said...

These are delicious! :))

AJA said...

Brandie, I just tried this yesterday and they were great! My family loved them. I'll be making them again soon!

MiXeDesigns Lab said...

Hi Brandie!! Any suggestions for the crescent rolls made of scratch? I live in Spain and all those timesavers are very rare to find here =( . Please let me know!! And thanks for all these wonderful ideas!

Anonymous said...

Going to try this for sure. Love your site.

Anonymous said...

Great Recipe Just made these turned out amazing thanks!!

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

I've been following you on FB for ages, don't know why it didn't dawn on me until now to follow your blog! Anyway, new follower here. Love your recipes.

TraciLT said...

Hi Brandie! :) I just came across your site yesterday and I love it! I also just got done making the Apple Danishes and wow, sooo good! Thank you for a great site and great recipes!

Anonymous said...

Made these this morning and they were amazing! Thank you for such an easy yet impressive recipe! My husband thanks you also :)

Corinne said...

These are DELICIOUS! I have made them a couple of times now. I use blueberry pie filling. No one can believe I actually made them. I make some without cinnamon also, just use sugar and I love them.

Linda Maxwell said...

I really want to make these for my boyfriend. I have a feeling he'll fall in love with me all over again...and and he might even get started on that honey-do list again too! :)

Anonymous said...

I just made these with cherry pie filling for a quick but very yummy Thanksgiving Day breakfast. We all loved them and my son said that they might be his favorite "treat breakfast" ever! Thanks so much for the recipe and especially for the pictures that made it easy to follow.

Cafexpress said...

I can't wait to try these in either the cheese or apple! They look and sound wonderful! My husband is a big fan of peaches, so may have to try some peach pie filling! Yummy!