Vegan Apple Cheese Danishes

Vegan Apple Cheese Danishes Recipe

By Hot For Food

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 14 minutes

Ingredients

2 pkg (each 500 g) vegan frozen puff pastry, thawed overnight in the fridge

all-purpose flour, for dusting

1 green apple (sliced 1/8-inch thick on a mandolin, cut in half)

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 pkg vegan cheddar cheese slices (such as Daiya), cut in half

3 tbsp demerara sugar, for sprinkling

1/4 C melted vegan butter, for brushing

Instructions

1Preheat the oven to 425°F.

2Prepare the apple slices by gently combining lemon juice and sliced apple in a bowl to prevent the slices from browning. Set aside in the fridge to chill until needed.

3To prepare the puff pastry, lightly flour your work surface. Take the first package of thawed puff pastry and divide it in half, so it’s easier to work with. Refrigerate the other half to keep it cold until needed.

4Using a rolling pin, roll out the the dough half into an 8 x 10-inch rectangle. Use a ruler to measure out 4 squares of dough 4 x 5-inches each. Use a dough cutter or a knife to cut out the 4 squares, trimming the edges so they’re straight, if needed.

5Place the squares of dough on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill in the fridge while you work with the other dough half. Repeat rolling out the other dough half, so you have 4 more squares. Place these on the baking sheet in the fridge, and return the baking sheet to the fridge while you work with the second package of puff pastry.

6Repeat rolling and cutting out the dough squares to the same dimensions as above. Once you have 8 more squares of dough, use a round cookie cutter about 2 1/2 to 3-inches in diameter, to punch out holes into the center of each of these 8 squares.

7To assemble the danishes, brush melted butter onto the chilled dough squares (the ones without the holes) from the fridge. Starting and finishing with apple slices, layer alternate slices of apple and cheese and place the filling on the square bottoms. Now take one of the dough squares with a hole and place it on top of the apple and cheese layers. Brush the top with melted butter and sprinkle the top with demerara sugar. Repeat with the remaining pastry until you have 8 danishes total.

8If the dough has become warm or quite soft while assembling these, place all the assembled danishes on the baking sheet in the fridge to chill and firm up before baking. This will help puff the pastry better!

9Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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