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An easy and elegant dessert
- 7 oz almond paste 1 package
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 2 tbs all-purpose flour
- 17.3 oz frozen puff pastry thawed, 1 package
- 2 tbs milk
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds toasted
Preheat oven to 375°. Place the almond paste, butter and sugar in a food processor; cover and pulse until chopped. Add egg and flour; process until smooth.
Place puff pastry sheets onto a greased baking sheet. Spread half of the filling mixture down the center third of 1 pastry sheet.
On each side, cut 8 strips about 3-1/2 in. into the center. Starting at 1 end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling. Pinch ends to seal. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling.
Bake until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and almond extract. Drizzle over braids; sprinkle with almonds. Cut into slices to serve.
Serving: 1slice | Calories: 697kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg