Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish

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Crispy Lady Alice apples top sweet cheesecake mixture in this #BrunchWeek pastry. Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish has simple flavors that combine in this perfect, breakfast pastry.

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Crispy Lady Alice apples top sweet cheesecake mixture in this #BrunchWeek pastry. Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish has simple flavors that combine in this perfect, breakfast pastry.

 

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a breakfast pastry fiend.  Yes.  FIEND!  Consequently, if there on the brunch menu, I have to try them.  Apple, cheese, cherry, peach; you name it I can’t wait to try it.  It’s the combination of crispy pastry with the sweet fruit or cheese.  Mmmmm so so good.

 

Crispy Lady Alice apples top sweet cheesecake mixture in this #BrunchWeek pastry. Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish has simple flavors that combine in this perfect, breakfast pastry.

 

So, when I heard that Rainier Fruit was sending us some Lady Alice apples I knew I had to make a delicious brunch pastry out of those sweet, red globes of goodness!!  Their flavor is perfect for baking, cooking, and, well, eating.  I made some smoothies out of them, too.

 

I was doing some reading on this type of apple on their website and thought I needed to share it with you.  Did you know that these apples are a complete freak of nature?  I’m sure they’re not too thrilled about me calling them that, but seriously, they are!

 

Crispy Lady Alice apples top sweet cheesecake mixture in this #BrunchWeek pastry. Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish has simple flavors that combine in this perfect, breakfast pastry.

 

They were found growing in Washington at an apple orchard.  Mother Nature did her own thing and created this amazingly delicious apple.  Gotta love Mother Nature!  She knows her stuff!  Since they’re completely natural, Rainier doesn’t really know which two “parents” make up this new baby apple.

 

Amazing, right??  I had to share that with the hubs because it blew my mind!  To think of all the cultivated varieties of fruits and vegetables; heck we even cross breed animals.  It’s simply amazing to think that nature took its course in creating this fabulous fruit.

 

Crispy Lady Alice apples top sweet cheesecake mixture in this #BrunchWeek pastry. Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish has simple flavors that combine in this perfect, breakfast pastry.

 

It was perfect for this brunch pastry.  Some apples will completely disintegrate, but these apples held their shape during cooking and baking.  Which makes them perfect for this recipe.  Because the last thing you want when you bite into the crispy pastry is apple mush.  You want to bite into apple with a little texture and sweetness.

 

Crispy Lady Alice apples top sweet cheesecake mixture in this #BrunchWeek pastry. Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish has simple flavors that combine in this perfect, breakfast pastry.

 

That’s exactly what you get in this recipe.  The pastry is super crispy and sprinkled with Dixie sugar before baking.  There’s some sugar in the cooked apples, too, to make a nice sauce for the apples to bake in with the pastry.  Dixie sugar is high quality sugar that I have in my kitchen all the time.  They even sent me this nice silpat mat to bake my pastry on!  Sweet, right?  Sorry, bad pun.

 

I added a little bit of the Nielsen-Massy vanilla extract to the cheesecake mix I keep in the pantry.  Their extracts have the most amazing flavor!  They were kind enough to send us some other flavors to play with and I can’t wait to make some rose water macaron when I get back from vacay.  I’ve always wanted to make something with rose water, but never had any or knew where to purchase some locally.  Now, I have some!  I’m SO EXCITED!

 

Crispy Lady Alice apples top sweet cheesecake mixture in this #BrunchWeek pastry. Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish has simple flavors that combine in this perfect, breakfast pastry.

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Crispy Lady Alice apples top sweet cheesecake mixture in this #BrunchWeek pastry. Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish has simple flavors that combine in this perfect, breakfast pastry.
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Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish #BrunchWeek

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Crispy Lady Alice apples top sweet cheesecake mixture in this #BrunchWeek pastry. Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish has simple flavors that combine in this perfect, breakfast pastry.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 large apple, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer). Set aside.
  3. Core, peel and chop the apple. Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Melt butter in the pan and add the brown sugar, apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the pan. Cook over medium heat until the apples are soft the sauce thickens.
  4. Place the puff pastry on a work surface. Using a paring knife, make diagonal cuts from the creases of the fold to the outer edge leaving the center intact. (To me it will resemble the shaft of a feather.)
  5. Spread the cream cheese mixture in the center and top with the apple mixture. Carefully fold up the ends and then cross crossing the diagonal cuts across the filling to the other side of the pastry.
  6. When all the diagonal pieces are folded over, brush the pastry with the egg white and sprinkle with the tablespoon of sugar before baking at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  7. Cool slightly before serving or refrigerate and serve for brunch.

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12 Comments

  1. So, the recipe shows 2 eggs, divided, but doesn’t mention it in the actual recipe directions. It also calls for 1 egg large egg white, slightly beaten. Is this an additional eggs’ egg white, or one from the divided 2 eggs previously called for? If so, are we adding 2 yolks and 1 egg white to the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla? I ask because when made with 2 whole eggs, I have a cream cheese soup mixture. I ended up adding another 8 ounces of cream cheese, but it is still pretty soupy. I also used the whisk attachment on my Kitchen Aid stand mixer to try and emulsify the egg to thicken the filling, but it did not do much.

    I don’t see that anyone else has claimed to have made this recipe, so just wondering if I am the first person to notice this issue. This stinks because I don’t think this is going to work now and I am completely out of cream cheese!

    1. Sorry for the confusion! The divided is for egg white to brush the pastry with when assembled. The egg white is listed later in the recipe ingredients and instructions.

  2. First of all, I love breakfast pastries too and yours is beautiful. Secondly, isn’t that cool about the apples? They just happened!

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