Almond Puff Pastry

One of my favorite pastry and it's so easy to make.  It has a delicious almond flavor.

Almond Puff Pastry

This is one of my favorite Christmas recipes that I remember having every Christmas since I was a kid.


It’s one of those treats that looks decadent and time-consuming, but it really is not as hard as you think pastry would be.  This Almond Puff Pastry will quickly become a favorite in your home too!

FAVORITE CHRISTMAS RECIPE

If you love almond you will adore this flakey delight.

This makes a great breakfast treat Christmas morning and it can easily be made days before and even freezes well (just let it cool and wrap it well).

Ingredients
Crust

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp water

Top

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract more if you love almond
Drizzle and Toppings
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds slightly toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Crust
  1. Blend together the crust ingredients with a pastry cutter or 2 forks. The mixture will be coarse and crumbly. Divide it into two balls.
  2. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll into long pieces (about 4? by 12?) and lay on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Top
  1. In a saucepan, bring to boil over low heat the water and butter (Top portion). Add flour when the water comes to a boil. Turn off the heat and continue to stir until the batter leaves the sides of the pan.
  2. Add the eggs, one egg at a time and then add the almond extract.
  3. Divide into two parts and spread over the crust, making certain that it is covered completely. Bake at 350 degrees for 40- 45 minutes.
Toppings
  1. While still warm, drizzle with a mixture of powdered sugar, and almond extract. If the mixture is too thick add water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time. Sprinkle with sliced, roasted almonds.
  2. Serve warm or cold.

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