Easy 6-Ingredient Cheese Danish
Bakery-fresh pastries are so delicious, but rarely are they gluten-free. Not anymore, with these Easy 6-Ingredient Cheese Danish, made with frozen GF puff pastry and a delightfully lemony sweet cheese filling!
- 8 oz. softened cream cheese
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg + 1 yolk
- 1 box gluten free puff pastry, such as Schar, thawed
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, lemon zest, vanilla extract, sugar, and egg yolk only. Mix well.
Add the other egg to a separate bowl and mix with a small splash of water. This will be your egg wash.
Lay out your puff pastry sheets. Slice into 6 equal-sized squares on each sheet, 12 in total.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lay each pastry square onto the lined sheet. Dollop some of the cream cheese filling in the center of each pastry.
Fold each edge into the middle until it is just touching the filling.
Use your egg wash and a pastry brush to brush a thin layer of egg wash on top of the pastry.
Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the pastry is browned and puffed all over.