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Mini Almond Pastries

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Serves 7 dozen | Prep Time 45 | Cook Time 7 min

Why I Love This Recipe

These mini pastries have a sweet almond flavor for a special teatime treat.

Ingredients You'll Need

Preparation time: 45 min Chilling time: 2 hrs Baking time: 7 min
Yield: 7 dozen pastries

1/4 cup Butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 (3 1/2-ounce) tube (1/3 cup) almond paste
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 (17 1/4-ounce) package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed


Combine all ingredients except 1/4 cup sugar and puff pastry in small bowl.

Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed; set aside.

Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon sugar on surface of pastry cloth.

Unfold 1 sheet puff pastry on sugared surface; sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon sugar.

Roll puff pastry sheet to 12-inch square.

Cut square into 2 (12x6-inch) rectangles.

Spread 1/4 (about 3 tablespoons) almond paste mixture onto each rectangle.

Working with one (12x6-inch) rectangle at a time, fold 1/2 inch of both 12-inch sides in toward center of pastry.

Continue folding both 12-inch sides, 1/2 inch at a time, until 12-inch sides meet in center.

Fold one 12-inch side on top of other 12-inch side; tightly press layers together.

Repeat with remaining 12x6-inch rectangle. Repeat with remaining sheet of pastry.

Wrap each pastry roll in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Heat oven to 400°F.

Cut pastry rolls into 1/2-inch slices.

Place slices 2 inches apart onto greased or parchment-lined baking sheets.

Bake for 7 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned.

Immediately remove from baking sheets.

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