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Almond Cherry Pastry

Almond Cherry Pastry

Almond Cherry Pastry Recipe

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brunch, pastry, cherry, almond
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 pastry logs

Ingredients

Pastry Crust

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp water

Almond Paste Top

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-2 tsp almond extract more or less depending on your love for almond flavor.

Cherry Layer

  • 1 can cherry pie filling

Icing and Almonds

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1-2 tsp milk or water
  • sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pastry Crust

  1. Cut your softened butter into chunks and add them to the flour. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to break the butter down into the flour until it creates a coarse, crumbly mixture.

    Flour and cold butter broken down.
  2. Add the water. Mix together. Divide into two portions to create two crusts.

  3. Roll each crust out on parchment paper, about 10-12 inches long and about 4 inches wide.

Almond Paste Top

  1. In a saucepan, bring to boil over low heat the water and butter. 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.

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

  3. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the almond paste onto each of the crusts. Use on offset spatula to spread the paste to the edges.

    Spread the almond pastry cream on top of the crust.

Cherry Layer

  1. Scoop about 1/2 the can of cherry pie filling onto each pastry.

    Spoon cherry pie filling on top of the almond pastry cream.
  2. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.

Icing and Almonds

  1. Combine the powdered sugar, almond extract, and milk together to create the icing.

  2. Once the pastry has cooled at least 15 minutes, drizzle the icing over the pastries with a fork.

    Almond Cherry Pastry Recipe
  3. Sprinkle with some sliced almonds.