Faux Apple Danish: Almost Fall Y’all

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Apples have way too many carbs for those of us who follow a low carb way of eating. Still, you don’t have to miss out on the classic taste of fall. This recipe uses jicama instead of apples to make a delicious low carb treat or breakfast. This, my friends, is a game changer! Here’s the recipe link on my blog: http://lifewithbutter.com/2015/08/29/faux-apples-for-fall-yall-low-carb-apple-danish/

First, the faux apples. You need to chop 1 to 2 cups of jicama or zuchinni for the “apples”. In the video, I use jicama. I also double the recipe so you will need 1 cup for one batch and 2 cups for 2 batches.
To make one batch of the faux apples you will need:
1 cup chopped jicama (or zuchnni), raw
1/2 tsp apple pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup equivalent sweetener
2 tablespoons butter

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on the stovetop until warm and well mixed or use a microwave safe bowl to warm and mix. Set aside. These can made ahead of time.

For one batch of the cream cheese mixture:
6 ounces of cream cheese
1 tsp lemon juice
1 /2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar equivalent
1 egg yolk

For the icing:
3 tablespoons of powdered sweetener
2 ounces cream cheese
2 ounces heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix well and set aside in refrigerator.

For one batch of the pastry dough (using oat fiber):
5 TBSP almond flour
2 TBSP coconut flour
3 TBSP oat fiber
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (try to use lower fat cheese). Melt in a microwave safe dish
4 TBSP sugar equivalent
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 TBSP butter
1 egg
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix all ingredients except mozzarella cheese. Melt the cheese in a microwave and then add it to the rest of the mixture. Mix well until dough forms.

To make the dough without oat fiber, use the following:
6 TBSP almond flour
3 TBSP coconut flour
4 TBSP sugar equivalent
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 TBSP butter
1 1/2 cup mozzarella
1 egg
1 tsp apple pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon

mix all ingredients and then add melted mozzarella. Mix well to form dough.

Now….let’s put these Danish together. You can use parchment paper and a jellyroll pan or use a Whoopie or muffin top pan. Follow the instructions as I did in the video.
You can also mix it all together (the dough, cream cheese mix, and apples) and bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. It makes a wonderful “bread pudding” dish. Add the icing after it cools.

If you’re using the muffin top pan, bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes It will be brown and set. After the Danishes cool for a few minutes, remove them to a wire rack. Drizzle with icing after they have cooled.

If you’re making a larger Danish in the jelly roll pan, bake the crust for 5-7 minutes at 375. Then add the cream cheese and “apples” fold each side over on the other. Return to the oven for another 12-15 minutes. Let cool. Drizzle with icing and enjoy!!!

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