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Almond Puff Recipe

This old-fashioned Danish has a tender crust, a cream puff layer and an almond glaze. Serve it for breakfast or as a dessert.— Mary Ims, Yankton, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cut butter into flour. Sprinkle with water; mix until smooth but not sticky. Shape dough into a ball. Pat into a 13-in. x 1-in. oval on an ungreased cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • 2. For topping, heat butter and water in a medium saucepan to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat and quickly stir in extract and flour. Return to low heat and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball (about 1 minute). Remove from the heat; beat in eggs, all at one time, until smooth. Spread over dough, covering completely. Bake at 325° for about 50-60 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Cool.
  • 3. Meanwhile, beat together all glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Spread over warm puff. Cut into 2-in. squares. Yield: 32 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 117 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"I've baked this for years, ever since a dear friend brought it to a work function many years ago.

Simple and it doesn't look as yummy as it tastes.  DH loves it with a cup of coffee in the AM...I like it with my tea!

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"I grew up in upstate new york, and have been making this exact recipe since the 70's!!! It's always been a winner, wouldn't be the holidays without it!"

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