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Almond Danish Puff

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“This is yet another of my family's recipes. My mom used to make this every Christmas morning. It was and is a special treat that I hope to carry on with my family. This recipe came from an old Betty Crocker cookbook. Glaze recipe for the puff follows the instructions.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cut 1/2 cup softened butter into 1 cup flour, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until particles are size of coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water over mixture; mix with fork.
  4. Gather pastry into ball; divide in half.
  5. Pat each half into rectangle, 12x3 inches, about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Heat remaining 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to rolling boil in 2-quart saucepan; remove from heat.
  7. Quickly stir in almond extract and 1 cup flour.
  8. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat.
  9. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Spread half of the topping over each rectangle.
  10. Bake about 1 hour or until topping is crisp and brown; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
  11. Spread with Creamy Almond Glaze; sprinkle with almonds.
  12. Creamy Almond Glaze:
  13. 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar; 2-3 tbsp butter, softened; 1/2 to 1 tsp almond extract; 1-2 tbsp warm water or milk.
  14. Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable and glaze the Danish puff.

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