Gluten-Free French Pastry Cheese Cups

star rating icon star rating icon star rating icon star rating icon star rating icon
Average Rating: 5 | Rated By: 1 users

If you like French pastry you will LOVE these gluten-free French pastry cheese cups. Think flaky, buttery pastry filled with lightly sweetened ricotta cheese custard. A dream combination if you ask me. I’ll be honest when I set out in making these I wasn’t sure if they will work for my site. Why? Because I will not make recipes that are too complicated, I feel that recipes should be easy enough for anyone to make. Having said that, the first two batches that I made had to be thrown out, they just didn’t make the cut. So now it became a challenge for me. I just had to make this gluten-free puff pastry work. The results, well they are nothing short of amazing, especially right out of the oven. Trust me, and they are simple enough to make with exceptional results! So there, I finally made gluten-free French pastry that anyone can whip up. I will serve them for breakfast at Thanksgiving with a cup of good organic coffee, but if there are any leftovers, I will save them for a snack. Good luck on having leftovers 🙂


  • 2/3 cup warm milk (115 F)
  • 1 Tbsp. Active dry yeast
  • 2 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend (I used cup4cup)
  • 1/4 cup sweetener, (I used coconut sugar), divided
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend includes it)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter, cooled to room temperature
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cold
  • 2 cups good quality ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Sweetener (I used coconut sugar) if you like sweeter pastry add more sugar
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Note; I used cup4cup flour, I have not tried other blends and they may not work the same since this blend includes powdered milk
  • Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and warm milk. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then add the yeast and stir. Set aside until foamy, about 5 minutes
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, remaining sugar, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt
  • Add melted butter and eggs, to frothy yeast mixture and mix. Add to dry ingredients and using a pastry blender blend the dough. Cover bowl and allow to rise for 1 hour in a warm place
  • Place dough onto a floured work surface. Roll dough into a rectangle that is about 1/2 inch thick. Using half the butter put small chunks of cold butter over half of the dough. Fold the dough over the butter. Roll again and repeat one more time with remaining butter. Lightly wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and spray 18 muffin cups with cooking spray
  • Place dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll to about 1/2 inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter or a glass cut dough into circles about 3-inch in diameter. Place each circle in a muffin cup and press against bottom and sides to form a crust
  • Mix cheese filling ingredients and spoon into crusts about 2/3 way up
Bake for 25 minutes or until the crust is golden-brown 

  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the muffin pan for 5 minutes before transferring onto a rack to cool

  • Leave a Comment

    No comments yet.

    Add a Rating

    Similar Recipes

    Gluten-Free Cheesecake Cups with Chocolate Raspberry Topping

    Gluten-Free Cheesecake Cups with Chocolate Raspberry Topping

    When you choose to indulge, do it in small portions same as the French people do. These mini cheesecakes are served in small cups and are topped with raspberry chocolate sauce. A delectable dessert that gives everyone just enough forbidden pleasure without feeling guilty. Enjoy Read More

    Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 Minutes
    Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
    Gluten Free Tiramisu Parfait Cups

    Gluten Free Tiramisu Parfait Cups

    Making gluten free Tiramisu from scratch can seem overwhelming. In this Tiramisu recipe, you will find easy to follow instructions that will help you make the best gluten free Tiramisu parfait cups. Creamy with a hint of coffee and pure cocoa, this dessert is outstanding Making Tiramisu in individual cups makes a lovely presentation for […] Read More

    Prep Time icon Prep Time 30 Minutes
    Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 12 Minutes
    Serves icon Serves 6
    3 – Minute Paleo Chocolate Coconut Cups

    3 – Minute Paleo Chocolate Coconut Cups

    You will love this paleo chocolate coconut dessert. It takes three minutes to cook and tastes better than chocolate pudding. I make this gluten-free dessert when I am pressed for time or have unexpected guests. This paleo chocolate coconut dessert is always a big hit, and kids love them too Read More

    Prep Time icon Prep Time 2 Minutes
    Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 3 Minutes
    Serves icon Serves 1