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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!

Christmas Almond Pastry

Favorite Christmas Recipe

If you love almond you will adore this flakey delight.

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 6 votes
Almond Puff Pastry

One of my favorite pastry and it's so easy to make.  It has a delicious almond flavor.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Blend together the crust ingredients with a pastry cutter or 2 forks. The mixture will be coarse and crumbly. Divide it into two balls.

  2.  With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll into long pieces (about 4″ by 12″) and lay on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

  1. 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.

  2.  Add the eggs, one egg at a time and then add the almond extract.

  3.  Divide into two parts and spread over the crust, making certain that it is covered completely. Bake at 350 degrees for 40- 45 minutes.

  1. 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.

  2. Serve warm or cold.


Christmas Almond Pastry

Christmas Almond Pastry

I hope you’ll give it a try & love it as much as I do!

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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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