Incredibly simple four-ingredient apple Danish

An apple Danish with a cup of coffee sounds divine! Source: Getty Images

Forget about going to the bakery – you can whip up these delicious four-ingredient apple Danish treats in no time! Enjoy these pastry parcels warm or cold, and pair them with a cuppa at any time of the day.

Makes 6 (but sharing them is up to you!)


  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and quartered (I used Granny Smiths)
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 220C, or 200C fan-forced.
  2. Place apples in a medium saucepan with a splash of water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes or until the apples have softened slightly. Remove from heat and stir through sugar. Set aside to cool.
  3. 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.
  4. Repeat with the remaining ingredients until you have six parcels, then place them on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Brush the uncooked parcels with beaten egg then sprinkle the tops with extra sugar.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffed and golden.
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