Saturday, November 16, 2013

Apple Danish

We loved this more than apple pie....and since I'm not great at making a beautiful pie, this is better all around for me!

Recipe adapted from: Taste of Home

Pastry
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
1 egg yolk (save the egg white)
1/2 cup milk

Filling:
6 cups sliced, peeled apples
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 Tbsp. flour (I used instant gel because I had some)
1 tsp cinnamon

Glaze
Egg White *Before baking
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tbsp Water  

In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine egg yolk and milk; add to flour mixture. Stir just until dough clings together. Divide dough in half. 

On a lightly floured surface, roll half of dough into a 9 x 13 inch rectangle; transfer to a greased 9x13 baking pan. Set aside. 

In a bowl, toss together filling ingredients; spoon over pastry in pan. Roll out remaining dough into another 9x13 rectangle. Place over filling. Brush with egg white (about 1/2 of it, not all). Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. 

For glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and enough water to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm pastry. Cut into squares. Serve warm or cold.

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