Vegan Cinnamon Apple Danish’s
Hello & Happy Sunday!!
When it comes to a weekend brunch, I love a good muffin and a vegan danish! When I hear the word danish, I cringe at thinking of making homemade pastry dough. While at NYU I did a class on laminating dough (adding butter to the dough) and it was just very long and drawn out that by the time you were making anything with it you were already over it lol.
That being said, I’ve yet to explore making a vegan pastry dough.
While I initially gave up the idea of countless pastry concepts I FINALLY discovered that you can buy store bought pastry dough that’s vegan at just about every retailer in the U.S. (yahtzee), and the rest is history.
What’s fab about danish’s is that they are nostalgic, easy, have aesthetic appeal, you can tailor the flavoring of the danish to cater to your tastebuds and the season, the dough is accessible, the ingredients are typically minimal, and will make you look like an iron chef at your next brunch!
If you love brunch concepts or classic pastries, you have to try my staple vegan Cinnamon Apple Danish’s!!
Why this recipe rocks:
Perf for fall
Eat Drink Shrink
10 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- frozen vegan pastry dough
- 2 apples, peeled, chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tbsp corn starch
- 1/4 cup apple cider or water
- 2 tbs Follow Your Heart vegan cream cheese, cold
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375. Allow the pastry dough thaw out.
- Make the filling: in large pan add everything but the corn starch and apple cider. Cook the apples for 5 minutes until softened. Once soft combine the apple cider and corn starch removing any lumps and pour over the apples. Continue to cook and stir for a few minutes until it thickens. Remove from heat, set aside.
- Sprinkled the thawed out dough lightly with flour. Roll dough to make the square even and a little larger. With a pizza cutter create long strips. Connect the ends of two strips together and press. You can use water on your finger tips to help seal if needed. Twist the strips from the middle going outward and create a circle with them use one of the strips to create a bottom. They don't have to be sealed together. they will come together when you bake.
- Fill the dough in the center with the apple filling and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Combine the icing ingredients and drizzle over the slightly cooled danish's and top with optional toasted pecans.