GF Cheese Danish Recipe

GF These Danish Recipe

5 from 4 reviews

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.


  • 18 Ounce Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 4 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 18 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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