Mouth-watering Vegan Pineapple Danish Recipe

Ladies and gentlemen, gather around for a mouth-watering experience that’s going to change your taste buds forever! I present to you the Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish Recipe -a delightful pastry that combines the creaminess of cheese and the sweetness of pineapple.

If you’re a vegan looking for a pastry that will tickle your fancy or you’re just on the hunt for something new to try out in your kitchen, then this recipe is perfect for you. Trust me; this is one recipe that will have everyone coming back for seconds!

This recipe combines the flaky texture of puff pastry with a rich and creamy pineapple-cheez filling that is both savory and sweet at the same time. The aroma of cinnamon and vanilla extract in this recipe will make your senses go wild, leaving you wanting more.

Nowadays, eating healthy as a vegan can be challenging especially when it comes to finding pastries that suit your diet. But guess what? This Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish recipe ticks all the boxes. It’s delicious, healthy, and above all vegan-friendly.

So roll up your sleeves, get ready to have some fun in the kitchen and let’s whip up some tasty treats together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish
Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish

Dear fellow food lovers,

Let me tell you about the Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish Recipe. This recipe is a delightful twist on the classic cheese Danish. Instead of plain cheese filling, this recipe features a sweet and tangy pineapple cheesecake-like filling that is sure to make your taste buds sing.

But why will you love this recipe? Let me count the ways:

First, it’s vegan! Whether you are vegan by choice or necessity, this recipe will satisfy your cravings for something decadent and indulgent. The creamy filling is made with firm tofu and nutritional yeast – no cream cheese necessary!

Second, it’s easy to make. With only a few simple ingredients, including puff pastry dough and chopped pineapple, this recipe comes together in no time. You don’t need to be an expert baker to achieve bakery-style results.

Third, it’s versatile. You can easily adapt this recipe to suit your personal tastes. Add a bit of cinnamon for a warm and spicy twist, or substitute the pineapple with fresh raspberries for a fruity and refreshing flavor.

Lastly, it’s perfect any time of day. Enjoy a slice for breakfast with your morning coffee, or serve as a show-stopping dessert at your next dinner party. These mini pastries are great finger foods that can be served anytime.

So there you have it – all the reasons why you’ll love this Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish Recipe. Now let’s get baking!

Ingredient List

 A slice of tropical heaven - this Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish is a perfect treat for any time of day!
A slice of tropical heaven – this Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish is a perfect treat for any time of day!

Before we start, let’s go through the ingredients list for this Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish Recipe. For the dough, you’ll need 1batch of your favorite dough recipe (puff pastry or danish pastry). For the filling, you’ll need vegan cream cheese (8 oz/226 grams), confectioners sugar (1 ¼ cup/160 grams), nutritional yeast (2 tbsp), fresh pineapple (1/2 chopped and 1/2 crushed, reserve juice), firm tofu (2 lb), maple syrup (2 tbsp), tahini (1 tbsp), ground cinnamon (1 tsp), vanilla extract (1/2 tsp), and salt (1/2 tsp). Don’t worry if some of these ingredients may be unfamiliar to you, I will guide you through the recipe step-by-step to ensure everything is clear.

The Recipe How-To

 This delicious Danish loaded with fresh pineapple chunks and dairy-free cheese is perfect for breakfast or dessert.
This delicious Danish loaded with fresh pineapple chunks and dairy-free cheese is perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Now that we’ve covered the ingredients, let’s dive into the fun part: making this delicious vegan pineapple-cheez danish recipe!


Before we start, preheat your oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


The first step is preparing the dough. You can either make your own puff pastry dough or use a store-bought one. Personally, I recommend using store-bought puff pastry for this recipe since it saves a bit time and effort.


In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine 8oz vegan cream cheese, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 tbsp tahini, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp ground cinnamon. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Add 8 oz firm tofu to the mixing bowl along with 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple (or canned pineapple), and blend it all together until smooth.


On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough into squares of your desired size – you can follow the measurements on the package or cut them slightly larger for a more bakery-style cheese danish. You can also use crescent rolls instead of puff pastry.

Place each square onto your prepared baking sheet. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut an X in the center of each piece of dough – be sure not to cut all the way through!

Take about one tablespoon of filling and drop it into the center of each X you cut previously. Then take one end of each of the four corners created by the X and fold it over onto itself in order to create an open shell. Press down lightly so that each corner is secured.


Once all your pastries are assembled place them in the oven and bake them for approximately 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.


While your pastries are baking, prepare your vegan glaze by whisking together reserved crushed pineapple juice, orange juice concentrate or orange juice if you don’t have concentrate available; then add gradually some sifted confectioners’ sugar until obtaining a semi-runny consistency.

Once your pastries are done and cooled slightly brush or drizzle them with your vegan glaze, sprinkle with cinnamon if desired and serve while still warm.


Substitutions and Variations

 Sink your teeth into a soft pastry base and enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors in each bite.
Sink your teeth into a soft pastry base and enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors in each bite.

Now, let’s talk about some substitutions and variations for this vegan pineapple-cheez danish recipe.

If you don’t have pineapple or prefer another fruit, you can use chopped peaches or mangoes instead. You can also mix and match fruits if you like.

For the pineapple cheez filling, you can substitute the fresh pineapple with crushed or canned pineapples. Just make sure to reserve the juice to add some extra pineapple flavor to your filling. If you want a creamier filling, you can use orange juice concentrate instead or in addition to the maple syrup.

If you don’t have nutritional yeast, try using a little bit of miso paste for that umami flavor.

If you want to avoid tofu, you can substitute it with 2 cups of soaked cashews or almonds. Make a cream using them in the blender with the orange juice concentrate, tahini, maple syrup and vanilla extract.

For a gluten-free version of this recipe, use gluten-free puff pastry instead of regular puff pastry dough.

You can also experiment with different flavors for the cheez filling by adding cinnamon or any other spices that go well with pineapple. For example, a bit of ginger will add depth to your filling.

For some variety in presentation, make mini danishes by substituting the puff pastry with vegan crescent rolls like Pillsbury’s refrigerated crescent dinner rolls. It will produce danish minis similar to bakery style cheese danishes — perfect for a breakfast on the go!

The possibilities with this easy vegan pineapple-cheez danish recipe are endless; feel free to get creative and add your own little twist!

Serving and Pairing

 Don't you just love it when your sweet tooth gets satisfied in a healthier and tastier way? Go ahead and indulge in this yummy vegan delight!
Don’t you just love it when your sweet tooth gets satisfied in a healthier and tastier way? Go ahead and indulge in this yummy vegan delight!

Serving this Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish Recipe is an experience in itself. The pastry is soft and flaky, which makes it perfect as a dessert or for breakfast. You can serve it warm to appreciate the aroma of freshly baked pineapples and cream cheez, with a cup of coffee or tea on the side.

If you want to elevate your Danish experience, try pairing it with a glass of champagne or fresh orange juice. The tangy-sweetness of the pineapple cream will perfectly complement the smooth fizziness of the champagne. On the other hand, if you prefer a more substantial partner for your pastry, try pairing it with fruity wine or a berry smoothie.

Another great way to serve this recipe is to make mini danishes or pastelitos de piña. Serve these bite-sized pineapple pastries with a dollop of vegan cream cheese filling and some chopped pineapple. Your guests will surely love these bakery-style cheese and pineapple danishes!

You can also get creative with your serving style by using fresh berries, like raspberries or blueberries, as toppings for your pastry. This will add a burst of flavor and color to your dish and make it perfect for any occasion.

No matter how you choose to serve this Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish Recipe, you’re sure to impress your guests with its delicious taste and beautiful appearance. So go ahead and indulge yourself in this easy-to-make treat – you deserve it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This vegan pastry is a definite crowd-pleaser, perfect for the boisterous Sunday brunch with friends or a quiet snack at
This vegan pastry is a definite crowd-pleaser, perfect for the boisterous Sunday brunch with friends or a quiet snack at

Ah, the timeless question of how to store and reheat delicious baked goods. Fear not, dear reader, for I have some tips that will ensure your vegan pineapple-cheez danish stays fresh and tasty even after some time.

Make-ahead: If you’re a bit time-strapped, you’ll be happy to know that this vegan pineapple-cheez danish recipe allows for some make-ahead preparation. Once you’ve filled your dough with the pineapple-cheez filling, simply wrap it up in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.

Storing: If you do end up with leftovers (or if you just want to bake a bunch to enjoy throughout the week), here’s how to store them: First, make sure they’ve completely cooled down. Then, line an airtight container with parchment paper and store the danishes in a single layer.

Reheating: Now, onto the important part – how to reheat these delightful pastries! Depending on your preference, there are a few ways you can bring back some of that fresh-from-the-oven flavor.

– Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Cover the danishes with foil to prevent them from burning and bake for about 10 minutes or until heated through.

– Microwave: Wrap each individual pastry in damp paper towels or a damp kitchen towel and microwave on high for 30 seconds or until warmed through. Be careful not to overheat them; otherwise, they’ll get tough.

– Toaster oven: Preheat your toaster oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the danishes directly on the toaster oven rack or on a sheet of foil and toast for about five minutes or until they’re heated through.

With these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy these vegan pineapple-cheez danishes any time of day without having to worry about losing any of that delicious flavor.

Tips for Perfect Results

Now that you’ve got all the ingredients and the recipe instructions, I want to share my tips for making this vegan pineapple-cheez danish a success. Keep reading for my best advice.

1. Use firm tofu

Make sure to use the firm tofu variety as it will give you the best texture and flavor for the cheese filling. Silken tofu won’t have the same body to withstand baking, plus its taste is different from the firm one.

2. Crush pineapple ahead of time

When working with fresh pineapple, crush it beforehand and let it sit in a mesh strainer for a couple of hours. Doing this allows for excess juice to be drained, ensuring that your pineapple filling isn’t too watery.

3. Be generous with cinnamon

Adding ground cinnamon to both the pineapple and cheese fillings will add warmth to the end result. Go ahead and sprinkle a pinch more than what is recommended in the recipe if you’re a cinnamon lover like me.

4. Don’t overstuff your pastry

We all love creamy cheese and fruity pineapples, but make sure not to overfill your pastry as too much filling can cause it to burst open while baking.

5. Brush pastry before baking

To help achieve that bakery-style cheese Danish look, use a little bit of soy or almond milk to brush over top of the pastry before baking it. This will give your pastry that golden-brown finish.

6. Serve warm with coffee or tea

This may seem like a no-brainer, but I think serving your pineapple-cheez Danishes warm alongside a cup of coffee or tea is essential to really enjoy them at their best!

Follow these tips, and I’m confident that you’ll have excellent results with this recipe!


Now that you are set to make this delicious vegan pineapple-cheez Danish, it’s time to answer some frequently asked questions. Don’t worry, I’m here to help you clear any doubts, so let’s get started!

What is cheese danish filling made of?

For this recipe, we will need 8 ounces or 226 grams of cream cheese, 1 and 1/4 cups or 160 grams of confectioners’ sugar, 1 large egg yolk, a pinch of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and a batch of Danish dough (recipe included). We will also be using 1 large egg for light brushing and 2 tablespoons or 30 milliliters of whole milk. Let’s get started!

How many calories are in Danish pineapple cream cheese?

The Pineapple Cheese Danish from Entenmann’s Singles Serve has 53g of carbohydrates in total, 52g of net carbohydrates, 24g of fat, 6g of protein, and 460 calories.

What does a cream cheese danish taste like?

The Danish pastry boasts a multi-layered texture that combines a crispy exterior with a soft and tender inside. The custard filling adds an extra layer of richness that is reminiscent of cheesecake. The buttery, flaky shell melts in your mouth while the tangy yet sweet center tantalizes your taste buds.

Bottom Line

And there you have it, folks! A delicious and easy-to-make vegan pineapple-cheez Danish recipe that simply melts in your mouth. You don’t have to be a vegan to fall in love with this recipe – the perfect blend of creamy filling and tangy pineapple makes it ideal for vegans and non-vegans alike.

I hope that you’ll give this recipe a try and share it with your friends and family. Whether it’s for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, this vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish will surely be a hit. And the best part? You can customize it to your liking by adding your favorite toppings like chopped nuts or fresh berries.

Remember to make use of the tips and recommendations I shared to get the best results when preparing this recipe. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different ingredients and techniques to create a version that suits your taste buds. With that said, happy baking!

In conclusion, the vegan lifestyle is becoming more popular each day. As more people switch to plant-based diets for health reasons or to reduce their carbon footprint, recipes like this one will only become more popular. So let’s embrace this tasty trend with open arms and keep enjoying food that is healthy, ethical and delicious!

Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish

Vegan Pineapple-Cheez Danish Recipe

From my nutritional yeast cookbook, this is a healthy vegan adaptation of a classic breakfast treat. I think normal orange juice could be used in place of OJ concentrate, or reserving some juice from the can of pineapple.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 danish
Calories 158.5 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 lb firm tofu (about half a package of regular water-packed tofu)
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 (8 ounce) can unsweetened crushed canned pineapple


  • Thoroughly dry out and mash the tofu. Drain the pineapple, reserve some juice if you don't have orange juice around.
  • Place the tahini in a mixing bowl. Gradually stir in the juice and maple syrup, 1 tablespoon at a time, to form a smooth creamy emulsion.
  • Add the tofu, nutritional yeast, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt to the tahini mixture, and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the bread crumbs, and mash them in until they are thoroughly incorporated.
  • Grease an 8x8 pan with cooking spray or a little oil.
  • Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Scatter the pineapple bits over the tofu mixture.
  • Bake at 375F for 20 minutes, and let them cool for at least 10-15 minutes prior ot serving. Can be eaten warm or cold.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 164gCalories: 158.5kcalCarbohydrates: 23.1gProtein: 7.9gFat: 4.8gSaturated Fat: 0.9gSodium: 103.9mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 14.3g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Beans, Breakfast, From Scratch, Fruit, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Pineapple, Soy/Tofu, Tropical, Vegan
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