Recipe Box, Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream

My friend Jodi tempted me with her Peach Puff Tartlettes last week

I had the peaches and puff pastry, but sadly no almonds…hmmm…

 

 

I did have almond paste, do you ever use it?  It has magical powers  🎩

 

 

Mixed with sugar and softened butter it makes a Umami type paste that can be used as a pastry filling or paired with fruit

 

 

We are enjoying the last of peach season right now, but this recipe would be wonderful with apples, plums, nectarines, pears

 

 

Cut a piece of thawed puff pastry into 12 squares, place on a parchment lined baking sheet  and score a small border with a sharp knife

 

 

Divide almond paste mixture between each square and spread to the cut lines with the back of a spoon or pat with fingers

 

Top with diced peaches

 

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes

 

 

Cool

 

 

Drizzle with an almond cream

These pastries can be breakfast, dessert or an anytime treat

 

 

I prefer almond emulsion over almond extract, it has a smoother taste, but you can use almond or vanilla extract

 

 

Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Pastries

1 puff pastry sheet

1 large peach*

2 Tablespoons light brown sugar

Almond Spread

3 oz almond paste

3 T butter

1/3 cup sugar

Almond Cream

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp almond emulsion

3-4 Tablespoons milk or cream

Cut pastry into 12 squares. Score edges about 1/4″ inside to help keep filling in place.

Make almond spread by mashing almond paste with sugar and butter until it’s well combined. Divide evenly between squares in the center.  Smooth with fingers or the back of a spoon to spread into an even layer inside the scored edges. Dice peaches and Sprinkle with brown sugar. Place on top of almond spread.  Bake at 400 15 minutes.

Make Almond Cream by mixing powdered sugar with almond emulsion, adding cream until it is thin enough to drizzle, but still thick enough to stay in place.

Let squares cool, then drizzle with Almond Cream

*Variation: apples, plums, nectarines, or pears

I love the ease and versatility of this recipe, plus the mini pastries are just enough to satisfy without being too guilty…it’s a keeper!

 

Remember you can make these with apples, pears or any stone fruit

Thank you Jodi for the fabulous inspiration!  Jodi is one of my bloggy soul sisters, she is always painting and cooking beautiful things, plus she writes poetry and takes amazing photographs~you can visit Jodi at  Creative Life In Between here

For another printable version of Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream click here

Enjoy!

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14 Responses to “Recipe Box, Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream”
  1. Jenna, I can just taste this peach tart with my bold coffee this morning. I guess I will just eat my coconut Lara bar. I must try this with apples! Happy Wednesday!

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  2. Jenna I am salivating!!

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  3. Winner, winner, almond dinner! 😀

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  4. Dangit I wish I had some peaches because this would be the PERFECT morning for these and some very strong coffee!!! LOVE cool mornings like this.

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  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Honestly Jenna, I don’t know if I’d rather eat this or stare at it! I know the pastries have to be delicious but they look so pretty on the plate. Clever use of the almond paste. No, I hardly ever use it but now I wonder why I haven’t.
    Enjoy your day……….

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  6. Mary says:

    Delicious Jenna! Perfectly portioned for a sweet bite and the fruit of the season too!

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  7. As we segue into fall, I’m getting ready for things like this! Yum.

    Don’t know if you are in the path of the hurricane but thinking good thoughts for your safety.

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  8. Jenna, This looks so delicious! I’m not sure how I would be able to stop at just one! Hope you are in a safe place and that the brunt of Irma won’t affect your beautiful spot on the water. Linda

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  9. Miz Helen says:

    Jenna,
    These Fruit Pastries are amazing and I will be trying these very soon! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a safe and enjoyable weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Sandra Garth says:

    I haven’t baked much with puff pastry or almond paste but you sure are tempting me! The pictures are great Jenna and thanks for sharing this with us at Celebrate Your Story. Have a fun weekend!

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