Apple Danish Pie

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Apple Danish Pie, cinnamon sugar spiced crescent roll layered with cream cheese, apple pie filling and topped with icing.

apple danish pie

Apple danish pie is a cross between a danish and a pie. This recipe only requires a few ingredients to make these tasty treats. 

Apple pie is a classic dessert and one of my all-time favorites. The addition of a cream cheese/powdered sugar layer puts a danish twist on this classic. These danish pies are really a great dessert all year round but I especially like making them in the fall when the weather starts to cool off. If you want to go all out, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

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Tips for making apple danish pie:

  • Take the crescent triangles and roll them into a ball before you roll them out into flat circles. Make sure to roll out on a floured surface so the dough does not stick.
  • Pour the apple pie filling into a bowl and use a knife to cut the apples into smaller bites. This makes it a little easier to eat and to fit into the ramekins.
  • Once you are ready to bake, place the ramekins on a baking sheet to make it easier to remove from oven.
  • I like making these in ramekins so everyone has their own personal pie. You don’t have to share!
  • This recipe also works well with peach, cherry and blueberry pie filling.

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Apple Danish Pie

By Heather
Apple Danish Pie, cinnamon sugar spiced crescent roll layered with cream cheese, apple pie filling and topped with icing.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 tube crescent rolls
  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbls sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar for glaze
  • 2 teaspoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    In a small bowl, stir together cinnamon and sugar.
  • Separate the crescent dough into triangles. Roll each triangle into a ball and then on a lightly floured surface, roll 4 of the balls into 5-inch circles and the other 4 balls into 4-inch circles. 
    Sprinkle the tops of each circle with cinnamon sugar mixture. 
  • Place each 5-inch circle in the bottom of each ramekin. Press the dough on the bottom and part way up the sides.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread 2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture on top of dough in each ramekin. 
  • Pour apple pie filling into a bowl. Using a knife, cut the apples into smaller pieces. Place 2-3 tablespoons of apple pie filling on top of cream cheese. 
  • Place 4-inch circles on top of apples pie filling and cut a small slit on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown. 
  • Mix together powdered sugar and milk to make the glaze. Drizzle glaze on top once they have finished baking. 


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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