GF Cheese Danish Recipe
I don’t know about you but nothing beats a freshly baked pastry. You will be so surprised at how easy it is to make this GF Cheese Danish recipe at home. Instead of making a home made puff pastry, were saving a step by purchasing an excellent frozen staple- Schar Puff Pastry. To top it off, the flaky pastry is filled with creamy cheese and topped with sugar.
- Author: Allie
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 18 Minutes
- Total Time: 28 Minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1– 8 Ounce Full Fat Cream Cheese
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 1 Large Egg
- 4 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
- Juice from 1 Lemon
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 – 8 Ounce Schar Gluten-Free Puff Pastry
- Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Beat 1 egg with one teaspoon of water in a small bowl and set aside.
- Beat the egg yolk, softened cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract in a medium bowl with a hand mixer on medium high speed until the sugar is blended and the cream cheese smooth.
- Make sure that if your puff pastry is frozen that it has thawed for at least 3 hours. I then put in the fridge until I’m ready to use as gluten-free puff pastry is easier to work with when cold.
- Lay out the puff pastry and cut into 4 evenly sized squares. To make sure your puff pasty doesn’t puff up when cooking-pierce the center with a fork. Do not pierce the folded edges.
- Fold the corners of the squares over by about 1 inch to make an octagon shape. This does not have to be perfect.
- Spoon the cream cheese mixture evenly into the center. Do not spread the cream cheese.
- Brush the all the edges with the egg wash so the puff pastry gets golden in color and flaky.
- Generously dust each danish with granulated sugar.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done.
- These danishes are best the day they are made, but leftovers can be stored for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- When you fold the edges-make sure you don’t bring the corners al later way to the center- otherwise you will have no space for your filling.
- Make sure the cream cheese is full fat as that does make a difference with desserts. Also make sure the cream cheese is room temperature.
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