From the kitchen of Stephanie Knewasser.   I started
with
this recipe from Taste of Home, then made some
changes.  It was an instant hit.  I make 2 large
pastries, but any size will do.  Keep in mind, smaller
danish may not take as long to bake.
Add to a bread machine pan:
1/2 c butter
1/4 c milk, warmed
3/4 c half -n- half, warmed
3 egg YOLKS
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sugar
3 c flour
1 pckg yeast

Set bread machine to dough setting.
Dump dough onto a floured surface.
Divide into 2 pieces.
Line 2 cookies sheets with parchment or a silicone
baking mat.
Using hands, spread dough into rectangles.
Let rise until double.

Use a wooden spoon to make 2 grooves (see
photos).
Fill grooves with
canned pie filling (I used a little
more than 1/2 a can).

Crumb Topping:
Make in a food process or cut together with a fork.  
Should be crumbly.
1/2 c flour
1/4 c butter
1/4 c brown sugar
Sprinkle crumb topping over danish.

Place an oven proof dish of water in bottom of oven.
Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes or until golden.
If you make small danish, check at 15 minutes.
Cool.

Icing:
2 tsp butter, softened (yes, TEAspoon)
1 1/2 c confectioner sugar
splash of vanilla
2 Tbsp half -n-half cream
Mix until smooth.
Put in a baggie & snip the corner. Drizzle over
danish.
Cut into bars & serve.
Keep covered.

Makes 2 large danish loaves, 36 servings.
"Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we
love & they blossom when we love the one we marry."
Danish
Raspberry Danish. Try different pie fillings to make other flavors.  We've
made apple danish too.  I want to try cherry & cream cheese.
Raised.
Use a wooden spoon
to make indents.
Generously spoon
filling into indents.
Crumble topping over
top of danish.
Baked.  It comes out of
oven puffy, then falls
as it cools.
Once cooled, drizzle
icing over danish.
Apple Danish
Cut into bars.
Apple Danish
A silicone baking
mat is used to keep
food from sticking,
like parchment, only
it's washable/
reusable.
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