How To Use Schar Gluten Free Puff Pastry Dough

Learn how to use Schar’s NEW Gluten Free Puff Pastry Dough!


Schar Puff Pastry Dough Gluten Free

Schar Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Dough is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Gluten-free puff pastry dough has been incredibly difficult to find, and it’s always contained dairy – something I can’t have. But Schar puff pastry dough is dairy-free and egg-free, and only contains soy as an allergen! As always, check to make sure that this Schar product matches your unique nutritional needs.

Schar Gluten Free Puff Pastry Dough

I first showed off Schar’s Puff Pastry Dough at Natural Products Expo West 2018!

I was so excited to finally get my hands on some, thanks to our Anniversary sponsor Schar! Unfortunately, we still don’t have it here it Arizona, but plenty of readers have spotted it in their frozen foods section across the USA!

However, being a celiac forEVER (okay, 10 years) I didn’t even know what to make with puff pastry dough. I hadn’t used gluten-free puff pastry dough since being diagnosed. What was I going to make with it? Of course I went to Pinterest and YouTube to explore. I found this Tasty video and decided to experiment with a few on Schar’s new puff pastry dough.

It’s pretty easy to make these elaborate looking pastries – honestly! Now, gluten-free puff pastry dough is a little more difficult to work with (of course everything is because it doesn’t have gluten’s elasticity), but with a little bowl of water and some patience, you can really nail gluten-free puff pastry recipes! Just make sure you defrost the puff pastry dough for at least 3 hours. Unroll it slowly and carefully and mend any cracks with a little bit of water and your finger. Then, cut the dough using a pizza cutter or knife into squares or the shapes you need for each pastry. Carefully fold the dough, working out any tears with a little water and your finger. Add on the toppings and fillings before you put into the pre-heated oven. Make sure to follow the instructions for baking on the box! Pinwheels like these take a shorter amount of time than more intricate designs – so don’t burn them!

The pinwheel worked best with the puff pastry dough – and really allowed the puffiness in the wheels to shine! It also baked up the best and avoided any soggy bottom that you could get with the more elaborate use of the dough. I used Rigoni di Asiago Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut Spread and organic jam for the fillings. Of course, everything puff pastry is way better with organic powdered sugar on top!

Schar Gluten Free Puff Pastry Pinwheel
Gluten Free Puff Pastry Dough Pinwheels using Schar Gluten Free Puff Pastry Dough and Rigoni di Asiago Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread
Schar Gluten Free Puff Pastry

This gluten free puff pastry dough is a hit in our house, but we’ve got to ration it until Schar puff pastry dough reaches Phoenix! Have you seen it in your neck of the woods?

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Comments: 43

  1. Dayna April 1, 2019 at 12:23 pm Reply

    Just found this at a local grocery store with a few locations called Oliver’s Market in Northern CA for $8.49. Thank you for the inspiration. I cannot wait to use it!

    Schar also has an amazing product locator that I really appreciate so folks can use that to find some of this puff pastry gold wherever they are!

  2. Chrystal April 2, 2019 at 5:21 pm Reply

    I found the Schar puff pastry at my local Safeway! I can’t wait to make pinwheels with it.

  3. Erin Dee April 3, 2019 at 10:19 am Reply

    Thanks so much for the heads up about this gluten free pastry dough!! So excited to use it!

  4. celeste April 4, 2019 at 6:59 am Reply

    What a great find! Thanks for sharing, and I love all your ideas you gave those pinwheels look awesome!

  5. Kristen Wood April 4, 2019 at 11:19 am Reply

    Oh my gosh…this better makes it to Arizona soon!! This looks like so much fun. 🙂

  6. Noelle April 4, 2019 at 2:01 pm Reply

    Such a great idea , the pinwheels are to die for!

  7. Monica Davis April 12, 2019 at 9:30 am Reply

    I had these a few months ago and they were delicious! I can’t find them at the store anymore. I hope that they come back soon, they were amazing!

  8. Jennifer Resor-Whicker April 17, 2019 at 12:43 pm Reply

    It hasn’t been quite 7 years since I was diagnosed. (It will be 7 years for me in July.) So much has changed though! Even in this short time so many new products have come out. I’m really looking forward to trying the Schar puff pastry dough. Hopefully I can find it near me soon!

  9. Helen Fox June 8, 2019 at 12:09 pm Reply

    Has it come to Toronto Ontario yet? I have looked everywhere!

  10. Joan durante June 15, 2019 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Schar Pastry Puff is amazing! I have used to make many dishes including quiche. It is also wonderful with Dalmatia Fig spread, prosciutto, and goat cheese on top! Follow Schar on social media or log onto their website for recipes and coupons!

  11. Carla June 20, 2019 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Have been looking for a while for GF puff pastry! Have not seen this yet in NC but will keep looking at the 5 different grocery stores I frequent.

  12. Deloris July 12, 2019 at 7:37 am Reply

    Is it also vegan

  13. Liza December 1, 2019 at 5:36 pm Reply

    I would like to know where I could purchase the gluten free schar puff pastry dough?

    • Erica Dermer December 10, 2019 at 1:51 pm Reply

      Check out for a store near you that sells it!

  14. Liza December 1, 2019 at 5:39 pm Reply

    I would like to purchase the Schar gluten free puff pastry dough. Where to purchase?

  15. Lavida a February 19, 2020 at 8:45 pm Reply

    Found at the 99 cent store in mesa az! I’m so stoked!

  16. Luci March 1, 2020 at 2:45 pm Reply

    Where can I find in Louisiana?

    • Erica Dermer March 17, 2020 at 3:53 pm Reply

      Please visit the Schar website for the product finder!

  17. Alexandra Talbot August 24, 2020 at 4:58 am Reply

    This puff pastry does work great, but it is NOT dairy free.
    This post has falsely led to myself and others being sickened by dairy. Please amend your post to reflect that while there are no dairy ingredients added, they are not tested for dairy content.

    • Erica Dermer August 29, 2020 at 2:39 pm Reply

      There is NO dairy in it. Here are the ingredients “Water, Margarine (palm Oil, Water, Sunflower Seeds Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Artificial Flavor), Corn Starch, Rice Starch, Rice Flour, Chicory Inulin, Dextrose, Modified Cellulose, Soy Protein, Sunflower Seeds Oil, Guar Gum, Iodized Salt, Potato Flakes, Psyllium Seed Husk (vegetable Fiber), Palm Oil, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Natural Flavor.” However, you might have used GeeFree, which definitely uses dairy.

  18. Kristen December 3, 2020 at 12:08 am Reply

    OMG!!! I am in Norcal. Where Olivers was created!!! I am so going to see if they have it in stcck!!!!

  19. Marlene December 29, 2020 at 9:48 am Reply

    I tried Schär gluten free puff pastry to make pastry cups for fruit cream tarts. Kept the dough in fridge to thaw, used it while still cool, chilled after cutting shapes and before baking. Absolute disaster! The tart shells came out like little flat discs, no rise whatsoever. Will not use again.

    • Erica Dermer January 15, 2021 at 8:46 am Reply

      Oh no! Please reach out to Schar and get a refund. I haven’t had any issues with mine. Perhaps next time, do a par-bake on the puff pastry before filling?

  20. Jen January 14, 2021 at 3:58 pm Reply

    I have used the dough to make “pigs in a blanket” by just rolling up hotdogs in slices of dough and baking. We have also cut out triangles and put ham & cheese or turkey & cheese in them, roll and bake!

    • Florence Vincent July 7, 2022 at 12:24 pm Reply

      How long did you bake them for?

  21. Krista January 16, 2021 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Have you tried rolling it and if so, how did it do? I have a recipe for a braided danish but the puff pastry needs to be rolled out. Wondering if it still “puffs” after rolling it out?

  22. Doris January 27, 2021 at 6:37 pm Reply

    i use it to make pizza

  23. Pat Mangan February 9, 2021 at 6:56 am Reply

    Excited at the thought of using this for a family member who is special. Is it available in the Northeast?

  24. Devi February 12, 2021 at 12:46 am Reply

    Beware of the “chicory insulin“ in the ingredients. Apparently I’m not the only one whose digestive system can’t take it😕

  25. Christina February 15, 2021 at 11:33 am Reply

    Found it yesterday at a San Diego Barons! Yayyyyyy!!!!

  26. Jacquie February 17, 2021 at 5:17 pm Reply

    This could probably be ordered from Schaar directly.

  27. Danielle Beaudry February 28, 2021 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Where can I get the puffy pastry and the rest of the new products I l l leave in Detroit Michigan and shop at Walmart at12 and vandyke please help me with this this I need the crescent especially please bring more products to 12mi and vandyke store in Michigan please thank you

  28. Demetrios Christopher May 2, 2021 at 12:16 pm Reply

    It’s a lot of GF puff pastry dough but if your local stores don’t carry it, why not?

  29. Angela C Painter October 14, 2021 at 3:56 am Reply

    You can make sandwich pockets with them too. My kids love them.

  30. Cyndi December 25, 2021 at 10:08 am Reply

    I was at Expo West 2018 (and 2019) and didn’t see this somehow. I am excited to try it for Passover this year. Their store finder (which is by product) says a local grocery chain near me (Sonoma County, Calif) carries it, though I haven’t checked. I am a bit concerned that it keeps saying “lactose-free” and never claims to be vegan. I’m allergic to all traces of dairy. Also that food service case is expensive wow. $15 per box? With 2 little sheets per box? Plus shipping. But still, anything’s better than making it from scratch (I’m no baker).

  31. Eva-Maria Rill April 19, 2022 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Very disappointed in this product. The gluten free puff pastry is terrible to work with. It is brittle and just breaks apart as it is being unrolled from the package. At just under $8 per box, it is too expensive to waste but almost impossible to work with.

    • Brenda Vetter September 28, 2022 at 7:41 am Reply

      Eva – I, too, tried the Schar gluten free puff pastry and found it almost impossible to work with. I wanted to make palmieres with it, but it kept breaking into pieces. It was an unmitigated disaster! I’ll try again, but am not impressed.

  32. Nic December 23, 2022 at 7:56 am Reply

    I won’t ever buy this again. It’s brittle. It acts as though it will never thaw. It’s expensive. It’s crap.

    • Erica Dermer January 18, 2023 at 11:03 am Reply

      I re-roll it and it turns out perfectly!

  33. Jennifer January 2, 2023 at 11:48 am Reply

    Just wanted to ask
    Did it have an ammonia smell before baking? Kinda gross.

  34. Claire January 7, 2023 at 8:02 pm Reply

    I wish they packaged this flat. It breaks apart terribly when unrolling. I am patient and light of touch. This is a disaster. Schar! Package it flat or in 9 square pieces. I feel I bought a jog saw puzzle!

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