Servs: 18 Prep: Cook:
"My husband comes from a family of almond growers, so I use almonds often in my baking. These puff pastries have a crisp topping and creamy filling. --Barbara Harrison, Monte Sereno, California"
- add 1 cup sliced almonds
- add confectioners' sugar
- add 1 cup sugar
- add 1 egg, separated
- add 2 cups whipping cream, whipped
- add 1 tablespoon water
- add 1 (17.3 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
- Unfold pastry sheets onto a lightly floured surface. Cut each sheet into nine 3-in. squares. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. In a small bowl, beat egg yolk and water; brush over pastry squares. In another bowl, beat egg white; add almonds and sugar. Spread over each square. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until well puffed and browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
- Split pastries in half horizontally. Fill with whipped cream; replace tops. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately.