Overnight Orange Almond Danish

Chill Time 8 to 24 hours

Rise Time 30 minutes

Bake Time 15 to 17 minutes

Prep Time 20 minutes


Makes 27 servings


2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar substitute*
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon water
1 cup no-sugar-added orange fruit spread
1/4 cup sliced almonds

*This recipe was tested with sucralose-based sugar substitute.


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in flour, sugar substitute, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter using pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Stir in milk and egg substitute until soft dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 to 24 hours.
  3. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Gently punch down dough. Divide dough into 3 portions. (Dough will be sticky.)
  4. On floured surface, roll each portion into 9x7-inch rectangle. Cut each rectangle crosswise into 9 (7x1-inch) strips. For each roll, pinch ends of one strip together, forming ring. Twist to form figure 8. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  5. Combine egg whites and water in small bowl. Brush over top of each twist. Cover; let rise in warm place about 30 minutes or until nearly doubled in size.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spoon slightly rounded half teaspoonful orange spread into center of each end of each twist. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 danish
Calories 142
Calories from Fat 28 %
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g
Sodium 125 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1-1/2
Fat 1



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