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Easy Halloween Apple Danish Recipe

Spooktacular Halloween Mummy Danish: A Treat That’s Both Scary and Sweet!

When October rolls around, it’s time to get creative in the kitchen, and what better way to celebrate than with a Halloween Mummy Danish?

Imagine buttery layers of puff pastry filled with scrumptious apple pie filling, then baked to perfection and decked out like mummies with a drizzle of sweet glaze and candy eyes.

These mummy Danishes aren’t just cute; they’re utterly delicious. Read on for all the how-tos, tips, and tricks you need to make this festive treat a new Halloween tradition.


What type of apple pie filling should I use?

You can use homemade apple pie filling for a truly custom flavor, or opt for a 20oz can from the grocery store if you’re short on time.

Can I use a different filling?

Absolutely, feel free to swap out the apple pie filling for another favorite like cherry, blueberry, or even a chocolate hazelnut spread.

Is the egg necessary?

The egg acts as a “glue” to help the pastry layers stick together and also adds a lovely golden hue when baked. It’s a small but essential part of the recipe.

Tips and Tricks

Work Quickly with Puff Pastry

Puff pastry can become difficult to work with if it gets too warm. Keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to use it.

Use a Piping Bag for the Glaze

For a professional-looking glaze, use a piping bag. It makes it easier to create the mummy “wrappings.”

Pre-Make the Filling

If you’re using homemade apple pie filling, you can make it a day or two in advance to cut down on prep time.

halloween pastry danish


Spooky Add-Ins

Consider adding some cinnamon or nutmeg to your apple filling, or even some chopped nuts for crunch.

Vegan Mummies

Use a plant-based milk in the glaze and an egg substitute to make this recipe vegan-friendly.

Where to Serve

These Mummy Danishes are the star of any Halloween gathering—be it a full-on party or a simple family dinner. They’re also a huge hit at school events!


If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. However, they’re best enjoyed fresh.

Halloween Breakfast pastry

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

Soggy Pastry

If your puff pastry turns out soggy, it’s likely that your filling was too wet. Make sure to drain any excess liquid from your apple pie filling.

Uneven Baking

Ovens can have hot spots. Rotate your baking sheet halfway through the cooking time for even browning.

Making This Recipe with Kids

Kids will love assembling these Mummy Danishes. Let them help lay the strips of pastry over the filling and add the candy eyes. Just be sure an adult is in charge of the baking and handling of hot materials.

Topping Options

If you’re in the mood for some extra flair, consider a sprinkle of colored sugar or even some edible glitter for a little Halloween magic.

Why This Recipe Works

The Halloween Mummy Danish strikes a balance between adorable and delicious. The layers of puff pastry provide a flaky contrast to the gooey apple filling, while the powdered sugar glaze adds just the right amount of sweetness. Plus, the candy eyes make them irresistibly cute.

When it comes to creating a Halloween treat that’s both fun to look at and to eat, this recipe is a clear winner. Enjoy the process of making them—and the joy of eating them—even more. Happy Haunting!

What Ingredients Do You Need For This Halloween Mummy Danish Recipe

When it comes to baking, every ingredient serves a specific purpose, contributing to the flavor, texture, and appearance of the finished product. Here’s the breakdown for why each ingredient in the Halloween Mummy Danish is necessary:

Puff Pastry Sheets

Puff pastry provides the flaky, buttery base and top for the Danishes. Its ability to rise and puff up in the oven makes the “mummy wrappings” look authentic and adds a wonderful texture contrast to the soft filling.

Apple Pie Filling

This acts as the delicious heart of your mummy Danish. Its natural sweetness and slight tartness pair wonderfully with the buttery puff pastry. Whether homemade or canned, this filling brings much-needed moisture and flavor to the pastry.


Used as an egg wash, the egg helps to seal the edges of the puff pastry and imparts a golden, glossy finish to the baked Danish. This results in a visually appealing and tastier end product.

Powdered Sugar

Used in the glaze, powdered sugar offers a sweet contrast to the tart apples and creates a smooth, pourable texture that’s perfect for decorating your mummies.


Milk is used to thin out the glaze to the ideal consistency for drizzling. The dairy complements the sweetness of the powdered sugar and helps to create a smooth, even coating.

Candy Eyes

These bring your mummy Danishes to life—literally! They are essential for achieving the full Halloween effect and are a big hit, especially with kids.

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Halloween Breakfast pastry
Yield: 12 hand pies

Mummy Halloween Hand Pies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These mummy hand pies are so fun to make for a Halloween party!


  • 2 sheets puff pastry dough
  • 2 1/2 cups homemade apple pie filling, or 20oz can
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 24 candy eyes


  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll out both sheets of puff pastry until they are 1/4” thick.  
  2. Using a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut one sheet horizontally into strips. Try not to make straight uniform cuts. Then cut the strips into smaller 3” strips. 
  3. On the second sheet, cut into 12 uniform rectangles.  
  4. Add a heaping spoonful of pie filling to the center of each rectangle, leaving a 1/2” border. 
  5. Whisk the egg to make an egg wash and brush the border of the rectangles.  
  6. Place the smaller strips of puff pastry across the top of the rectangles in a crisscross pattern, if you overlap the strips along the border, use the egg wash to bind the strips together. Leave openings between the strips to expose the pie filling and imitate a spooky mummy wrap. 
  7. Pinch the border of the strudel to seal it.  
  8. Bake on parchment at 350° for 15 or until crispy golden.  
  9. Once cooked, let the strudels cool before icing them.  
  10. While the strudels cool, add the powdered sugar and milk to a mixing bowl and whisk until the smooth icing is formed.  
  11. Once the strudels have cooled, apply the icing however you like, either pouring over or using a squeeze bottle for a more controlled application.  
  12. Add the eyes to each mummy strudel. 
  13. Let the icing firm a bit and enjoy! 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 236Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 16mgSodium 124mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 2g

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