Puff pastry with an almond filling: simple, yet delicious!

Da Momb
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Beat 1/3 cup superfine sugar and butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs yolks and beat well; beat in almond extract. Stir ground almonds and flour into butter mixture until mixture has a thick paste-like consistency.

  • Cut puff pastry into 8 equal pieces. Place 1 tablespoon almond mixture in the lower center of each piece. Fold top of puff pastry down over the filling and press edges together to seal. Make three 1/2-inch cuts equal lengths apart on the bottom edge to make the "claws". Transfer pastries to a baking sheet.

  • Whisk egg and water together in a bowl. Brush each bear claw with egg mixture and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons superfine sugar and sliced almonds.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To make ground almonds, freeze whole almonds, then place in a food processor and grind in short bursts. Do not over process or allow them to get warm, otherwise they will turn into almond butter.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; 22.3 g total fat; 90 mg cholesterol; 88 mg sodium. 30.3 g carbohydrates; 9.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2016
What a lovely recipe! I was too lazy to make the traditional "bear claw" shape- I just made ravioli-looking things- but they were beautiful to look at anyway and tasty. I went heavy on the almond flavor as is my preference and I thought they were 'bakery worthy'. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2016
What a lovely recipe! I was too lazy to make the traditional "bear claw" shape- I just made ravioli-looking things- but they were beautiful to look at anyway and tasty. I went heavy on the almond flavor as is my preference and I thought they were 'bakery worthy'. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2016
What a lovely recipe! I was too lazy to make the traditional "bear claw" shape- I just made ravioli-looking things- but they were beautiful to look at anyway and tasty. I went heavy on the almond flavor as is my preference and I thought they were 'bakery worthy'. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2018
The use of store bought puff pastry made this recipe so easy! The filling tasted very good too though I used almond flour for ground almonds and 1 whole egg for the 2 yolks. I think the puff pastry brand I used has smaller pastry sheets so I was only able to make 8 small bear claws and had about half the filling left. I stored in the fridge and plan to use soon. And heads up the sliced almond browned too much during baking.. Read More
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