Salted Caramel Danish Puff (Video)
This Salted Caramel Danish Puff recipe makes 2 danish puffs, an elegant dessert delicious served for any breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea!
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.
Ingredients for the best Danish Puff recipe:
- Almond extract (this really makes the flavor pop!)
- Powdered sugar
- Dark brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Shaved or toasted almonds
- Sea Salt
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!
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).
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.
Add the egg mixture on top. Bake and cool (you can see how it puffs up).
Top with 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.
More holiday desserts to try:
Get the Recipe:
Salt Caramel Danish Puff
- 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
- 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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My mom used to make Danish Coffee Cake every year for Christmas morning, and she would make them as gifts for friends. She would freeze them unfrosted and then frost them when she wrapped them up to give. I love the idea of using a salted caramel frosting to change it up a bit. Thanks for sharing!
Love the quote from Savor. God’s specialty is bringing beauty from ashes. I am captivated by His Love!! Thanks for sharing, Sandy!
love this!! looks amazing :)
My mom passed away with cancer when I was 31 years old. I miss her dearly! She was such a true southern lady who loved generously and gave sacrificially . .She was an excellent cook who actually taught my husband how to cook in the afternoons before I got home from work. #bonus#
I admit it has been difficult finding “good” in her death, but I trust my heavenly Father and He has always been faithful!
Thanks so much for sharing your personal story and the delicious recipe! Oh, I got your email this morning! Thanks again!
What a cool dessert! Love the use of salted caramel :)
I also loved how she loved people, always inviting people in to her life no matter what they were going through. Our house was the “neighborhood” house. Kids knew they could come to her. She was truly the best
oh yum! Just pinned this to make. As you know I lost my mom too, and we lived 2 1/2 hours away from each other. I definitely miss her daily phone calls, her love for her grandchildren and I know she would have loved being a part of everything my girls did….right now I really miss the fact that she won’t be here to enjoy my daughter’s wedding this winter.
Wonderful post. I lost my Mom when I was that age too. My first child was a year old. Same story. My wings grew stronger too. I miss her dearly. In one of my recent blogs Wine and the Night—I wrote a little story about what it would be like if my Mom came back for just an hour. You might enjoy that.
As to this recipe—Be Still my Heart. I would eat both puffs. Not at once, but I don’t think I would share. Fabulous.
What a powerful & encouraging devotional (a very timely read for me)! Thanks for sharing Sandy and for blessing me today with a good word and a sweet recipe.
Happy Friday :) I hope you enjoy a lovely Mother’s Day.
I do believe that God can make good come out of all things.
I love that photo of you and your mom. Baby car seats have come a long way :-)
I miss being able to call my mother and ask her anything about cooking. She was a cook in and outside the home her entire life and seemed to know the answers to any questions about cooking. She cooked Sunday lunch as long as I can remember and we would all gather at her house after church. That was her way to show us her love and get us together. I miss a lot of things about my mother and I look forward to seeing her again one day (around a meal I’m sure)!
You had me at salted caramel! The photo of you and your mother is precious!