I always keep Puff Dough sheets in my freezer. Puff Dough is so versatile – you can use it to top chicken pot pie, make appetizers or as in this case, make wonderful pastries! This was one of my best selling pastries at the bakery. A piece of puff dough, your favorite variety of apple, a brush of melted butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar is all it takes to make this crunchy sweet treat. These pastries are low in fat and sugar and since one apple makes 4 Danish, they are also very economical.
Since there is no real recipe these are the steps:
1) Using a cookie cutter or glass, cut rounds out of partially frozen puff dough sheets, place them on parchment lined baking sheet.
2) Lightly brush the pastry with melted butter.
3) Peel, core and thinly slice apples (one apple/4 Danish).
4) In a pinwheel pattern, arrange apples on top of pastry.
5) Lightly brush the apples with melted butter.
6) Sprinkle each generously with Cinnamon Sugar.
7) (Optional) I also make a simple syrup glaze which is equal amounts of sugar and water brought to a boil and cooled.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes until puffed and golden brown. If desired, brush with simple syrup after removing from the oven.