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One of My Favorite Christmas Recipes

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This is one of my favorite Christmas recipes that I remember having every Christmas since I was a kid.  It’s one of those treats that looks decadent and time-consuming, but it really is not as hard as you think pastry would be.  This Almond Puff Pastry will quickly become a favorite in your home too! This almond pastry is great for brunch or even dessert.

Christmas Almond Pastry

Favorite Christmas Recipe

If you love the taste almond flavor you will adore the flakey texture is a delight. It’s a classic and I personally think it’s one of the best Christmas recipes.

Christmas Almond Pastry

This makes a great breakfast treat Christmas morning and it can easily be made days before and even freezes well (just let it cool and wrap it well).

5 from 7 votes

Almond Puff Pastry

One of my favorite pastry and it’s so easy to make.  It has a delicious almond flavor.
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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp water


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract more if you love almond

Drizzle and Toppings

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds slightly toasted
  • water if needed to thin out the drizzle


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


  • Blend together the crust ingredients with a pastry cutter or 2 forks. The mixture will be coarse and crumbly. Divide it into two balls.
  •  With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll into long pieces (about 4″ by 12″) and lay on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.


  • In a saucepan, bring to boil over low heat the water and butter (Top portion). Add flour when the water comes to a boil. Turn off the heat and continue to stir until the batter leaves the sides of the pan.
  •  Add the eggs, one egg at a time and then add the almond extract.
  •  Divide into two parts and spread over the crust, making certain that it is covered completely. Bake at 350 degrees for 40- 45 minutes.


  • While still warm, drizzle with a mixture of powdered sugar, and almond extract. If the mixture is too thick add water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time. Sprinkle with sliced, roasted almonds.
  • Serve warm or cold.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch
Christmas Almond Pastry

Christmas Almond Pastry

I hope you’ll give my favorite Christmas recipe a try & I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  1. Does this make two danishes? Mine did not come out looking like yours at all? Not sure where I went wrong , as I followed your recipe.

  2. My mom made this same exact recipe from her 1978 Pillsbury Cookbook. So glad to find the recipe again!

  3. 5 stars
    I have been making this for years and it is one of my family favorites. I found the recipe in a Betty Crocker cookbook that I got for a wedding gift in 1961. Easy, affordable, and delicious.

  4. 5 stars
    Very good. Everyone loved it but I believe there’s an ingredient missing from glaze. There is no liquid listed to add to powdered sugar other then almond extract. I didn’t have almond slices but didn’t need them. Not complicated to make. Will definitely make again just need to find a recipe for the glaze

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