Mini Almond Pastries

Mini Almond Pastries

Mini pastries feature a sweet almond flavor for a special tea time treat.

45 min.prep time 3:10total time
7 dozen pastries
0 Ratings

Ingredients

1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 (3 1/2-ounce) tube (1/3 cup) almond paste
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 (17 1/4-ounce) package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed

Directions

Combine all ingredients except 1/4 cup sugar and puff pastry in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed; set aside.

Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon sugar on surface of pastry cloth. Unfold 1 sheet puff pastry on sugared surface; sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon sugar. Roll puff pastry sheet to 12-inch square. Cut square into 2 (12x6-inch) rectangles. Spread 1/4 (about 3 tablespoons) almond paste mixture onto each rectangle.

Working with 1 (12x6-inch) rectangle at a time, fold 1/2 inch of both 12-inch sides in toward center of pastry. Continue folding both 12-inch sides, 1/2 inch at a time, until 12-inch sides meet in center. Fold one 12-inch side on top of other 12-inch side; tightly press layers together. Repeat with remaining 12x6-inch rectangle. Repeat with remaining sheet of pastry. Wrap each pastry roll in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Heat oven to 400°F. Cut pastry rolls into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices 2 inches apart onto greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove from baking sheets.

Nutrition Facts (1 pastry)

Calories: 40

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 4g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #5746©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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