Flavor Pairing: Apple Danish

Whether you enjoy a pastry for breakfast or as dessert, a pinch of salt goes a long way to enhance the flavors of cinnamon and sugar in an apple danish. Gourmet finishing sea salts add texture as well as salt flavor. Try sprinkling on sparkling Artisan® Cyprus Flake—a little goes a long way! The hollow pyramids are dry and delightfully crunchy, but melt quickly, leaving you with a burst of salt flavor and texture without overpowering your pastry. Add a little shine with Snowflake Salt®: a delicate, gorgeous flake that catches the light and shimmers when sprinkled as a finishing salt. French sea salts like the quintessential finishing salt Fleur de Sel or coarse grain Sel Gris grain add a savory, saline flavor that balances well against sweeter notes of apples and sugar, plus the crystals pack a delightful crunch.

Many of our Fusion® flavored sea salts pair well with sweet desserts and treats. Thai Ginger Salt is bright and fresh—the perfect partner for crisp apples and cinnamon. A sprinkle of Spanish Rosemary Salt will add an aromatic savory note that pairs well with apples, too, while Vanilla Bean is sweet and warming. Or try adding a hint of smoke with our more delicate smoke flavors: Fumée de Sel® is beautiful Fleur de Sel crystals cold-smoked with chardonnay and oak, yielding an elegant, luscious flavor; Yakima® Applewood Smoked Sea Salt is an ideal alternative too, with a sweet-smoky flavor that pairs well with apples.

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Fumée de Sel® Chardonnay Oak Smoked Sea Salt (Pictured)