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Almond Puff

An easy and elegant dessert
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond puff pastry, easy recipes for pastry, uses for almond paste
Servings: 8
Calories: 697kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

GLAZE:

  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds toasted

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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