A Gluten Free Passover Delight

The Feast of Unleavened Bread starts on April 9th.  That means you have just a few short days to finish off all those leavened goodies in your pantry before it is time to remove the Chametz (leavening products) from your house. If the thought of giving up fluffy breads and cakes seems too much to bear—don’t worry. Giving up leaven does not mean you have to sacrifice flavor, as demonstrated by Susan Boyd’s Gluten Free Almond Danish Pastry.


This Passover pastry perfectly combines brunch and dessert. It is characterized by a light and flaky crust, a hint of honey goodness and has been likened to modern-day manna. This recipe can easily satisfy a family of four with leftovers. But why not double it and share with some neighbors?


Gluten Free Passover Almond Danish Pastry


Base Layer

½ cup butter

1 cup GF flour blend*

2 Tbsp. water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut butter into flour until the size of small peas. Sprinkle water over mixture with a fork. Gather pastry into a ball; divide in half. Pat each half into rectangle, about 12”x3” on an ungreased cookie sheet, about 1/4 inch thick.


Egg layer

½ cup butter

1 cup water

1 tsp. almond extract

1 cup GF flour blend*

3 eggs


Heat butter and water to a rolling boil and then remove from the heat. Quickly stir in almond extract and flour. Return to low heat and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball, about one minute. Remove from heat and add eggs one at a time; beat until smooth and spreadable.


Spread half of the topping over each rectangle and bake for 50-60 minutes or until topping is crisp and golden brown. While that is baking, prepare your cream cheese frosting.



Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese

¼ cup softened butter

¼ cup honey

½ tsp. almond extract

Sliced almonds (optional)


Beat together and spread on cool pastry.  Top with sliced almonds.


Recipe Notes:

You will need to make sure your GF flour blend does not contain any leavening products


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