The beauty of this impressive dessert lies in it's simplicity...and it's decadent flavor, too!
cost per recipe: $8.15
The price is determined by the national average.
ounces almond paste
tablespoons granulated sugar
teaspoon vanilla extract
of a 17.3 ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets(1 sheet), thawed according to package directions
cup sliced almonds
tablespoon confectioners' sugar
Heat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray or line it with parchment paper. Stir 1 egg with the water in a small bowl with a fork.
Place the almond paste, granulated sugar, remaining egg and vanilla in a food processor. Cover and process until the mixture is smooth.
Unfold the pastry on a lightly floured work surface. Roll the pastry into a 12 x 10-inch rectangle. With the short side facing you, spoon the almond mixture on the bottom half of the pastry to within 1 inch of the edges. Cut several 2-inch long slits, about 1 inch apart, on the plain side of the pastry. Fold the pastry over the filling and seal the edges with a fork. Brush the pastry with the egg mixture. Sprinkle with the almonds and place the filled pastry on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 375°F. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes to serve warm or let cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired.