The name is impressive, and so is the taste in this elegant dessert featuring circles of puff pastry surrounding an almond-orange filling. But what's even more impressive is that the recipe is so easy to follow.
cost per recipe: $8.40
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cup sliced blanched almonds
cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
tablespoon grated orange zest
teaspoon vanilla extract
package (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
tablespoons confectioners' sugar
Heat the oven to 375°F. Place the almonds, sugar, butter, 1 egg, orange zest and vanilla extract into a food processor. Cover and process until the mixture is smooth.
Unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into an 11-inch square. Cut into a 10-inch circle. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.
Place 1 pastry circle onto a baking sheet. Spread the almond mixture on the pastry circle to within 1 inch of the edge. Beat the remaining egg and the water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk. Brush the edge of the pastry circle with the egg mixture. Place the remaining pastry circle over the filling. Crimp the edges of the circles together with a fork.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Remove the pastry from the baking sheet and let cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle the pastry with the confectioners' sugar.