DELICIOUS ALMOND BRAIDS RECIPE: HOW TO MAKE IT
Provided by: Taste of Home
Total time: 55 minutes
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 2 braids (6 servings each).
|1 package (7 ounces) almond paste|
|1/2 cup butter|
|1/2 cup sugar|
|1 large egg, room temperature|
|2 tablespoons all-purpose flour|
|1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed|
|3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar|
|2 tablespoons 2% milk|
|1/2 teaspoon almond extract|
|1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted|
- Preheat oven to 375°. Place the almond paste, butter and sugar in a food processor; cover and pulse until chopped. Add egg and flour; process until smooth., Place puff pastry sheets onto a greased baking sheet. Spread half the filling mixture down the center third of 1 pastry sheet. On each side, cut 8 strips about 3-1/2 in. into the center. Starting at 1 end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling. Pinch ends to seal. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling., Bake until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely., For the glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar, milk and almond extract. Drizzle over braids; sprinkle with almonds. Cut into slices to serve.
Calories 430 calories, FatContent 25g fat (8g saturated fat), CholesterolContent 38mg cholesterol, SodiumContent 197mg sodium, CarbohydrateContent 49g carbohydrate (22g sugars, FiberContent 4g fiber), ProteinContent 6g protein.