Apple Danish Tarts
  • 3 cups gluten free all purpose flour mix
  • 1¼ cup + 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1 rapid yeast packet or 2½ tsp
  • 3 tsp xanthan or guar gum (omit if mix already contains gum)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp melted vegetable shortening + extra for parchment paper
  • 2 Tbsp shortening
  • 2 apples (thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • reserve 2 teaspoons topping for sprinkling on apple slices
  1. Heat ¼ cup of milk of choice to 100 degrees. Add yeast and set aside for until foaming.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients for the dough. Combine yeast, melted shortening and remaining milk of choice.
  3. Vigorously mix ingredients by hand or stand mixer for 5 minutes to help activate gum.
  4. Lightly grease a sheet of parchment paper the size of a baking sheet. With greased hands, gently press out dough to form a rectangle approximately 14x18 inches.
  5. Lightly spread shortening over entire dough and evenly sprinkle topping. (reserve 2 teaspoons for dusting the tops of apple)
  6. Use a pizza cutter to slice into squares. ( A little oil on the cutter helps stop sticking)
  7. Move each square to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  8. Wash and peel apples. Quarter apples and cut out the core and seeds. Thinly slice apples.
  9. Top dough with apples and remaining filling.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown.
Be gentle when applying the shortening to avoid holes. This dough will rise as you work with it. The more it rises, the more fragile it becomes. Work quickly to move dough before it breaks.
Recipe by Petite Allergy Treats at