Easy Apple Cheese Danish Squares
Recipe type: Dessert, Breakfast
Serves: 10-12
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups sliced and peeled apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • flour for rolling
  • 1 package puff pastry dough
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon cream
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, whip together the cream cheese, ¼ cup granulated sugar, and the vanilla until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, toss the apples with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, the cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg.
  4. Lightly dust your work surface with flour. Roll out one sheet of puff pastry into a 15"x10" rectangle. Place on the parchment.
  5. Carefully spread the cream cheese onto the puff pastry, leaving 2" around the edges for sealing purposes. Top the cream cheese with the apples, spreading into an even layer.
  6. Roll out the second piece of puff pastry, making it slightly larger than the first. Place this piece over the apples. Press the corners to seal and trim any excess or jagged edges. Roll the edge slightly up towards the center.
  7. Make 5-7 2" long slices on the top of the pastry for venting. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and cream. Brush the egg over the top of the pastry. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  8. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
Recipe by Life Your Way at https://lifeyourway.net/easy-apple-cheese-danish-squares/