Prune Danish

I use my bread machine to mix dough, easier on the hands.  The prune butter/filling is made from dried prunes, pretty easy to do if you can’t find the filling in the store. I make the Prune filling in advance, that way it is ready and waiting when you feel like baking.

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Prune Danish

1/2 stick butter softened

1/2 block softened cream cheese (4 ounces/half block)

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2   cup warm milk

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups unbleached flour

1 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Cream butter, cream cheese, sugar.   Add egg, warm milk, and salt mix completely.  Stir in flour and yeast.  completely mix all ingredients together.  Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.  I divided the dough into 3 parts, and rolled out one at a time.

Roll out dough in a circle, spread with filling,  roll up dough, set in sprayed bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

You can glaze while still warm, (not while hot or glaze will just melt off), or wait until it cools  I used buttercream frosting softened in the microwave.

Prune Butter/Filling

1 pound prunes

1/2 cup sugar

– enough water to cover prunes

Place prunes in a sauce pot, cover prunes with water, and stir in sugar.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer on low until prunes are soft and can be mashed with a potato masher.  If you like smoother filling, let cool and blend in a food processor.