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Puff Pastry Bear Claws

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Puff pastry with an almond filling: simple, yet delicious!"
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1 h servings 354
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 354 calories; 22.3 30.3 9.7 90 88 Full nutrition

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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 almo...

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 ...