Apple Danish
Makes: Makes 6 pastries
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large Golden Delicious apple
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar, lemon zest, egg, vanilla, and salt; set aside.
  2. Peel, core, and thinly slice the apple. Combine the slices with the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon sugar; set aside. Cut the puff pastry sheet into 3 strips. Cut the strips widthwise to form 6 squares. Lay out the pastry squares on the prepared baking sheet. Divide the cheese mixture among the squares and then top with the apples, layering slices. Fold in 2 corners of each square so they meet in the middle of the pastry. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
  3. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until golden brown and puffed, about 20 minutes.
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