Easy Danish Recipe | Cherry Berry Danish

February 26, 2020Janine
easy danish recipe by Janine's Gluten Free Kitchen

Prep time: 45 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Serves: Serves 5-6

Easy Danish Recipe | Cherry Berry Gluten Free Danish

So many great things about this easy danish recipe …

  • it has lashings of berries and cherries!
  • it’s gluten and dairy free
  • it’s a keto pastry (we love keto breads and pastries!)
  • you can use the pastry for a number of other recipes
  • it’s easy to make
  • you learn to make chia jam
  • it tastes sensational!

So let’s go over that again, because you actually get 3 recipes in this one easy danish recipe.

  1. Keto (or paleo) gluten free and dairy free pastry recipe
  2. Sugar free chia berry jam recipe
  3. super easy danish recipe.


I’m loving that versatility.

Fun facts

We know these lovely pastries as danishes however, do you know that the origin of the pastry is not from Denmark? Yes, these pastries came to Denmark with Austrian bakers. Specifically, the Danish pastry came from Vienna during the 1850s when Denmark’s pastry workers started long-term strike for wage. The Austrian bakers didn’t know about the baked goods of Denmark, so they introduced their own traditional baked goods with the buttery dough filled with varieties of fillings, like jellies, fruit, almond pastes, and nuts. It didn’t take long for the Danish pastry to become popular all across Denmark. So, the demand continued even after the strike finished. In Denmark, this type of pastries is known as Viennese.

Traditionally a danish pastry is made with puff pastry, with layers and layers of butter between sheets of flour pastry, making it quite light. Ours is closer to a shortcrust pastry but its not without it’s own lightness and crispy texture making it super scrumptious!

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Berry Cherry Danish Recipe

  • Prep time: 45 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Serves: Serves 5-6

Easy Danish Recipe | Cherry Berry Gluten Free Danish

So many great things about this easy danish recipe ...

-it has lashings of berries and cherries!
-it's gluten, sugar and dairy free
-it's a keto pastry (we love keto breads and pastries!)
-you can use the pastry for a number of other recipes
-it's easy to make
-you learn to make chia jam
-it tastes sensational!



  • 145 grams Almond Flour, (or almond meal)
  • 36 grams Coconut Flour
  • 3 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 small Eggs
  • 3 tsp Filtered Water

Chia Berry Jam

  • 450 grams Mixed Frozen Berries
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • 3 Tbs Erythritol

To fill and Serve

  • 450 grams Frozen pitted Cherries
  • 1 tub Coconut Thickened Cream


For Chia Jam

  • 1)

    In a small bowl, add your frozen berries and microwave until defrosted and juices are running freely. Give the berries a good stir to release the juice.

  • 2)

    Add the chia seeds and erythritol and mix very well.

  • 3)

    Put into the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours or ideally overnight.

  • 4)

    When your chia jam is ready you can make the danish.

For the danish pastry

  • 1)

    In a food processor add almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt to food processor. Pulse until thoroughly combined.

  • 2)

    Pour in lemon juice and the egg, followed by the water.

  • 3)

    Stop the food processor once the dough forms into a ball. The dough will be sticky to touch.

  • 4)

    Wrap dough in cling film and knead it through the plastic for a minute or two. Allow dough to rest for 10 minutes (and up to 3 days in the fridge).

For the danish

  • 1)

    Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.

  • 2)

    Roll out your Danish pastry to one centimetre thickness, and forming a good size rectangle shape, then cut diagonal strips on either side of the ‘filling’ edge being sure to left a flap at the top and bottom of the pastry (check the video for detailed instructions).

  • 3)

    Lay the chia jam filling first within the filling edges

  • 4)

    Drain the cherries and then sprinkle the cherries on top of the cherry jam

  • 5)

    Bring the flaps into the centre, pinching together to form the danish (see the video for clear instructions).

  • 6)

    Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden and crispy.

  • 7)

    Serve immediately with some vegan cream on the side.

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