This Salted Caramel Danish Puff recipe makes 2 danish puffs, an elegant dessert delicious served for any breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea!

a piece of danish puff

This Salted Caramel Danish Puff makes 2 danish puffs, delicious served for any breakfast, brunch, or afternoon treat! Slice diagnolly or in small squares and serve!

You can also serve this elegant double-textured pastry for a holiday dessert. Salted Caramel Danish Puff makes 2 pastries, topped with a rich frosting and nuts!

Salted Caramel Danish Puff

I originally found this recipe in my Mom’s church cookbook, an oldie-but-goodie. We’ve made it for years. This time we made it with a salted carmel topping – DELISH.

danish puff with salted caramel frosting and almonds

Ingredients for the best Danish Puff recipe:

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Almond extract (this really makes the flavor pop!)
  • Eggs
  • Powdered sugar
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk
  • Shaved or toasted almonds
  • Sea Salt

piece of danish puff

Is Danish pastry the same as puff pastry?

Danish pastry is a variation of puff pastry. Danish Pastry consists out of yeast-leavened dough and a type of fat; mostly butter or margarine. This Danish puff recipe does not have any yeast, which makes it to easy to make!

danish puff with salted caramel frosting

What is Danish puff pastry?

Originated from the Danes, Danish pastry took Austrian pastry and added a little sweetness to it. It’s a crispy, golden puff with a luscious, surprise frosting.

We took it a step further and added a salted caramel flavored icing, topped with toasted sliced almonds! It’s amazing, and perfect for Christmas morning, or a holiday dessert (with tea or coffee).

Salted Caramel Danish Puff

How to make Salted Caramel Danish Puff

Make the dough, cut in half and make 2 danish (2 rectangular shapes); press onto a baking sheet.

danish puff crust

Add the egg mixture on top. Bake and cool (you can see how it puffs up).

making 2 danish puff

Top with frosting.

salted caramel frosting

With sea salt and almonds!

Make 1 to enoy, 1 to give away!

It makes 2 danish, so you can serve one to your family, and give one away! I’ve made many of these over the years, and given away to family and friends (I made these at Christmas this year).

You can buy pretty silver plates at the Dollar Store, that each danish fits perfectly on.

danish puff salted caramel

More holiday desserts to try:

Pear Upside Down Cake

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Salt Caramel Danish Puff

This Salted Caramel Danish Puff makes 2 danish puffs, delicious served for any breakfast, brunch, or afternoon treat! Slice diagnolly or in small squares and serve!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk, or more as needed
  • ½ cup sliced shaved almonds, toasted
  • Sea salt

Instructions

  • Place 1 cup of flour in a medium bowl. Mix in butter, using a fork or a pastry blender. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of water over, and stir with a fork until dough comes together. Divide into two balls. Pat dough into two long strips on an ungreased baking sheet, about 12 inches long and 3 inches wide. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup of water. Bring to a rolling boil. Add 1 teaspoon of almond extract and remove from the heat. Immediately stir in 1 cup of flour until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan. Gradually stir in the eggs until well blended. Divide evenly, and spread over the two crusts on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Allow to cool almost to room temperature before frosting.
  • To make the frosting, mix together the 2 sugars, 1 teaspoon each of almond and vanilla extract and a splash of milk in a small bowl until smooth. Add more milk if necessary to make a pourable glaze. Drizzle over the Danish puffs, and salt lightly with sea salt. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  • Slice diagnolly or in small squares and serve!

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Originally posted MAY 2015
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piece of danish puff with salted caramel frosting

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