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Maple Pecan Danish Kringle

Maple Pecan Danish Kringle

This is a variation of the traditional almond Scandinavian coffeecake.

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40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Total Time



1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, slightly softened

2 tablespoons water


1 cup water

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 teaspoon maple extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 teaspoon maple extract

2 tablespoons milk

1/4 cup chopped pecans

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 1 cup flour in large bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. STEP 3

    Stir in 2 tablespoons water. Press mixture into ball by hand. Divide in half.

  4. STEP 4

    Pat each half to 12x3-inch rectangle about 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine 1 cup water and 1/2 cup butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil and butter is melted. Stir in maple extract. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup flour. return to heat. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.

  6. STEP 6

    Beat in eggs, one at a time, with wire whisk until smooth and glossy.

  7. STEP 7

    Spread half of egg mixture over each pastry rectangle. Bake 50-55 minutes or until surface is crisp and golden. Cool at least 20 minutes. (Topping rises during baking and shrinks during cooling, forming custard-like layer.)

  8. STEP 8

    Combine all glaze ingredients in small bowl. Beat at low speed 1 minute. Beat at high speed until smooth and creamy, adding additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired glazing consistency.

  9. STEP 9

    Spread glaze over kringle. Sprinkle with nuts.

Tip #1

Lemon Pecan Kringle - Omit maple extract in topping. Substitute 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel. Omit maple extract and milk in glaze. Substitute 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice.
Almond Kringle - Omit maple extract in topping. Substitute 1 teaspoon almond extract. Omit maple extract in glaze. Substitute 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Nutrition (1 serving)

240 Calories
15 Fat (g)
75 Cholesterol (mg)
150 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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