Apple Walnut Danish


For the Dough:

2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast (1/4 ounce package)
¼ cup warm water (read the yeast package for exact temp recommendations)
5 cups all purpose flour + additional for the work surface
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter
1 cup warm milk (same temp as the water)
2 eggs, lightly beaten

For the Filling:

1½ cups chopped tart apples (Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, or Gala apple varieties are my favorites)
¾ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg + 1 tablespoon water for egg wash

For the Glaze:

½ cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla